2014 
AHA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 


 

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at the Washington Hilton unless otherwise noted.

KEY

  By Invitation Only
Tickets for this event are $38 per person and can be purchased using the registration form
This is included in your registration fee; please indicate whether you will attend on the registration form. You  must be ticketd to attend this session.

2:00 p.m. -
4:00p.m. 
REGISTRATION
5:00 p.m. - 6:30p.m.                STATE AUXILIAN PRESIDENTS WELCOME RECEPTION 

7:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
8:00 a.m. -
9:00 a.m.
LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
Sponsored by the Catholic Health Association of the U.S.
(BREAKFAST TO FOLLOW)
11:00 a.m. - 
4:00 p.m.
STATE AUXILIAN LEADERS MEETING
11:00 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.
COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS
11:30 a.m. -
1:30 p.m.
PAC APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Joe Scarborough
In recognition of their support, eligible AHAPAC members are invited to attend this luncheon featuring JOE SCARBOROUGH, cable news and talk radio host. A separate invitation will be sent to Capitol Club, Chairman’s Circle and Ben Franklin Club members. For more information on AHAPAC, contact the AHA’s Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.
2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES (ACHE)
Moving from Volume to Value-Based Reimbursement: Strategies for Leaders

Chip Caldwell

As the transformation in health care continues, organizations are adopting strategies for a value-based reimbursement environment. Preparing your organization requires leadership, planning and a focus on execution. CHIP CALDWELL, FACHE, chairman, Caldwell Butler & Associates, LLC, will provide an update on reimbursement trends, discuss examples of transformation among top-performing health care organizations, describe characteristics of accountability change models and deliver tools to assess organizational readiness for the value-based environment.

Participants will receive 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits for this session.

2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION I
Super Size Me: Mega Trends, Mergers and Monsters
James E. Orlikoff

The times they are a changin’, and fast! In this session, JAMES E. ORLIKOFF, president, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., and national advisor on governance and leadership to the AHA and Health Forum, will outline the often countervailing trends driving tumultuous change, and discuss merger mania and resulting changes in the field and the implications for leaders and strategies for success.

Presented by the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance

2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
 
Special Briefing: Recovery Audit Contractors
A briefing on the latest developments regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Recovery Audit Contractor program; please indicate if you will attend at the time of registration.
2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
 
Special Briefing:  Small/Rural Members
A special federal update on the most important issues affecting small/rural hospitals.
2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m. 
Special Briefing: How Hospitals are Using Social Media
Carolyn Caldwell
Hospitals are using social media to build community relationships, share information and news, and connect with patients and families. This session is moderated by AHA board member CAROLYN CALDWELL, president and CEO, Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Desert, Cali., and featuring LISA ANNE KLUEPPEL, social media manager, Nemours, A Children’s Health System; LEE AASE, director, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., GINA CZARK, director of social media, New York-Presbyterian Hospital; and ED BENNETT, director, web and communications technology, Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore.
2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
 
Special Briefing: Associate Members
A briefing for AHA Associate Members on issues facing the hospital field.
2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
Special Briefing: 340B Update

Moderated by AHA board Level member STEVE ROSE, CEO, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, Del., and featuring LT JANE MCLAUGHLIN-MIDDLEKAUFF, USPHS Office of Pharmacy Affairs, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Administration; CHRISTOPHER HARTWIG, president, Apexus, Irving, Texas; and TODD KARPINSKI, executive director and chief pharmacy officer, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Menomonee Falls.

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Steve Rose Jane
McLaughlin-Middlekauff
Christopher Hartwig Todd Karpinski

3:00 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
 
Special Briefing for New Members/First-time Attendees
A briefing for new members and first-time annual meeting attendees.
3:00 p.m. -
4:30 p.m.
Special Briefing: AHA Diversity Roundtable 
A briefing for AHA members on diversity-related initiatives, available free resources, shared best practices and national collaborative efforts intended to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity.
5:00 p.m. -
6:15 p.m.
ANNUAL MEETING OPENING CEREMONY AND INVESTITURE OF CHAIRMAN, AHA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
James H. Hinton

The nation’s hospital and health care leaders will mark the investiture of JAMES H. HINTON, president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, N.M., as 2014 chairman of the AHA Board of Trustees. The AHA Board of Trustees and state association chairs are special guests. The meeting will feature a special Town Hall with AHA’s chair officers.

6:15 p.m. -
7:30 p.m.
RECEPTION HONORING the CHAIRMAN, AHA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

6:30 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
HOSPITAL AWARDS FOR VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION BREAKFAST

Hospital volunteers and auxilians provide invaluable services to hospitals and make a positive difference in the lives of patients, hospital staff and the community at large.  Join AHA’s leadership, volunteers, auxilians and hospital executives at this special breakfast as we recognize excellence in volunteer programs.

7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
SECTIONS FOR METROPOLITAN AND SMALL/RURAL HOSPITALS BREAKFAST MEETING
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Katty Kay

Get your morning news straight from the anchor. Join us as KATTY KAY, lead broadcaster of BBC World News America, best-selling author and seasoned moderator, examines public affairs from a fresh outsider’s perspective. ($5 from every purchased ticket benefits the AHA Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award.)

8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
FEDERAL FORUM OPENING PLENARY

Hear from AHA President and CEO RICH UMBDENSTOCK and Executive Vice President RICK POLLACK about the challenges hospitals will face and the 2014 advocacy agenda. FRANK SESNO will moderate an engaging discussion with former White House chiefs of staff ANDREW CARD (George W. Bush administration) and BILL DALEY (Barack Obama administration). We’ll also honor retiring Rep. HENRY WAXMAN (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, with a special lifetime membership award and celebrate the presentation of the AHA’s Distinguished Service Award to THOMAS M. PRISELAC, president and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles.

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Umbdenstock
Rick Pollack Frank
Sesno
Andrew Card

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Bill Daley Rep.
Henry Waxman
Thomas M.
Priselac

10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS:

Attend one of these concurrent briefings on challenges and opportunities facing the hospital field.

Your Hospital’s Path to the Second Curve: Integration and Transformation

James H. Hinton

The AHA Committee on Research’s report, Your Hospital’s Path to the Second Curve: Integration and Transformation, provides hospitals with strategies to shift from the volume-based first curve to the value-based second curve. JAMES H. HINTON, AHA chairman, SCOTT DUKE, vice president of regional operations, Billings Clinic, and LEEBA LESSIN, president of health plan division, CareMore Medical Group, Inc., will discuss the report’s key takeaways and its application in the field.

Ready for Action: How Hospitals and Their Associations Can Drive Medicaid Reform

Bea Grause
Medicaid is undergoing a massive transformation, with states looking to control costs while improving quality and patient outcomes. Hospitals and health systems have the opportunity to lead Medicaid delivery system reforms to achieve these goals. Join BEA GRAUSE, AHA board member and president of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, to explore how hospitals and their associations can facilitate these efforts.

The Future of Quality Measurements

John H. Vassall II, M.D.

Hospitals report data on a dizzying number of quality measures, only a portion of which are effective in supporting quality improvement efforts. Join AHA board member JOHN H. VASSALL II, M.D., CMO, Swedish Health Services, Seattle in a conversation with leaders from hospitals, consumer groups, the employer sector and the federal government about what quality measurement activities should look like, how they should be linked to public reporting, improvement efforts and payment and how we can make the transition to a more meaningful quality measurement system.

10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
  
TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION II
Making a Difference for Communities: Trustees Transforming Health Care

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John R. Combes,
M.D.

Join Center for Healthcare Governance President and COO JOHN R. COMBES, M.D., to learn the skills and capabilities you need to help your organization engage in transformational change. Trustees will discuss governance practices and issues to guide their organizations through the changing health care delivery and payment system.

Presented by the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance

10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
STATE AUXILIAN PRESIDENTS LEADERS MEETING
12:30 p.m. -
2:15 p.m.
AHA RECOGNITION LUNCHEON
Kenneth
Feinberg
KENNETH FEINBERG, a leading expert in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, has been appointed to administer high-profile compensation programs ranging from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to the Agent Orange Victim Compensation Program. Hear his story at this luncheon honoring the recipients of the AHA’s leadership awards.
 
12:30 p.m. -
2:15 p.m
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICERS NETWORK LUNCHEON
Chuck Todd
CHUCK TODD, NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent and the host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC, will demonstrate why he is one of the most sought-after voices in American political coverage.
2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
FEDERAL FORUM PLENARY 
Prior to an in-depth health care policy discussion, the AHA will honor this year’s AHAPAC award winners.
4:30 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
BEN FRANKLIN CLUB RECEPTION
Ben Franklin Club members will be recognized during this lively and colorful event honoring those who contribute $1,000 or more to either AHAPAC or their state association PAC. For more information on AHAPAC, please contact the AHA’s Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338. 
5:00 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP NETWORK RECEPTION

6:30 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES BREAKFAST MEETING
Christine M.
Candio

Join colleagues to hear the latest news about ACHE from its chair CHRISTINE M. CANDIO, RN, FACHE, chief executive officer, Inova Alexandria (Va.) Hospital, and senior vice president, Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va.

7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: National Political Update
Matthew Dowd

Join AHA’s Committee on Governance and other trustee leaders to hear insights on America’s current political climate from MATTHEW DOWD, former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney '04 presidential campaign and political contributor to ABC's Good Morning America.

7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
GRASSROOTS CHAMPIONS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
Vandehei Photo
Jim Vandehei

Grassroots advocacy is key to ensuring that the concerns of hospitals and their patients are heard by lawmakers in state capitals and in Washington. Join POLITICO co-founder and president and CEO JIM VANDEHEI to honor grassroots champions who have been recognized by their state hospital associations for outstanding accomplishments in grassroots advocacy.

8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
FEDERAL FORUM CLOSING PLENARY
Mitch Daniels

Featuring appearances by Rep. KEVIN BRADY (R-TX), chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health; Rep. JAMES CLYBURN (D-SC), assistant Democratic leader; Rep. JOHN LEWIS (D-GA), the House Democrats’ senior chief deputy whip; and Rep. GREG WALDEN (R-OR), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. In addition, former Indiana Governor MITCH DANIELS will explore the chronic federal deficit problem. We’ll also recognize the winner of the 2013 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.

10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS

Attend one of these concurrent briefings on challenges and opportunities facing the hospital field.

Building Your Workforce for the New Care Models
Maureen Swick

Health care reform and potential workforce shortages require innovation and a fundamental reshaping of the way in which patient care is delivered. MAUREEN SWICK, AHA board member and senior vice president, COO of Inova Fairfax (Va.) Medical Campus, and Chief Nurse Executive of Inova, will host a discussion with the leaders of national organizations representing clinical practitioners about the workforce issues facing their respective professions in light of increased coverage and changing care delivery models. 
Brian A. Gragnolati
Innovative Arrangements in Private Insurance Marketplaces
While public insurance exchanges or marketplaces have received much media attention, private marketplaces have the potential to attract large numbers of employers’ private insurance enrollees. Some of the nation’s largest benefit consultants are developing private marketplaces for their clients. Join BRIAN A. GRAGNOLATI, AHA board member and senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Health System, to learn how the private exchanges may restructure employer-sponsored insurance and what hospitals and health systems should be thinking about, both as employers and service providers, in a reform environment.
10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING FOR HEALTH SYSTEM LEADERS

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION III
Building Competitive Advantage with Nurses as Trustees

As quality and safety begin to drive revenue, hospital systems must balance the business of health care with clinical and patient outcomes. LAWRENCE PRYBIL, Ph.D., Norton Professor in Healthcare Leadership and associate dean, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, will moderate an impressive speaker panel to learn how three hospitals are leveraging the competencies and experiences of nurses to address the fiduciary and patient care challenges of a transforming health care system. Additional panelists include: SANDRA L. FENWICK, president and chief executive officer, Boston Children’s Hospital; CLAY HOLDERMAN, chief operating officer, Presbyterian Central New Mexico Delivery System, Albuquerque; STEPHEN K. JONES, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson Health System, New Brunswick, N.J.; SUSAN REINHARD, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, senior vice president, AARP, Washington, D.C.; FRAN ROBERTS, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, executive leader, Fran Roberts Group, Phoenix; LAURA J. WOOD, DNP, MS, RN, senior vice president, patient care services and chief nursing officer, Boston Children’s Hospital.

Presented by the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance

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Lawrence
Prybil
Sandra L. Fenwick Clay Holderman

          
Stephen K. Jones Susan Reinhard Fran Roberts Laura J. Wood

12:30 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.

ROGER G. LARSON MEMORIAL LECTURE LUNCHEON

Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D.

This year’s Roger G. Larson Lecture will be presented by HARVEY V. FINEBERG, M.D., Ph.D., president of the Institute of Medicine. Hosted by the AHA Section for Health Care Systems Governing Council, this event recognizes outstanding achievements and encourages innovation and leadership. A thought-provoking lecture from an opinion leader in the field will provide a forum to share ideas and best practices for hospital and health care system leaders.

12:30 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.
THE FOSTER G. MCGAW PRIZE LUNCHEON

This luncheon, hosted by The Baxter International Foundation, honors the 2013 Foster G. McGaw Prize winner and finalists. The Foster G. McGaw Prize recognizes excellence in community service and is jointly sponsored by The Baxter International Foundation, the AHA and the Health Research & Educational Trust.

3:30 p.m. - 
5:00 p.m.
STATE CAUCUSES

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9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m
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