Schedule of Events

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

KEY
  By Invitation Only.

Tickets for this event can be purchased using the registration form.

This is included in your registration fee; please indicate whether you will attend on the registration form.

3:00 p.m. -
5:00p.m. 
REGISTRATION
5:00 p.m. - 6:30p.m.                STATE AUXILIAN LEADERS 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)
8:30 a.m. - 
3:30 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

Eligible AHAPAC members are invited to attend this luncheon featuring HALEY BARBOUR, former governor of Mississippi, and ED RENDELL, former governor of Pennsylvania. Award-winning journalist FRANK SESNO will moderate. 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.

  Haley Barbour  Ed Rendell Frank Sesno
2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES (ACHE)
Improving the Patient Experience
Jake M. Poore

The increase in health care consumerism has led to new tools that provide the public with information to make more informed decisions. Join JAKE M. POORE, president and CEO of Integrated Loyalty Systems Inc., for proven continuous-improvement methodologies that result in positive outcomes on patient surveys.

Participants will receive 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits for this session. See registration form for information on how to register.

2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION I
Safety and Quality: The Governance Opportunity
James E. Orlikoff

The hospital board has a well-defined leadership responsibility. Since quality of care is central to the mission of every hospital and health system, demand is increasing for the board’s active role in inspiring even greater quality performance. JAMES E. ORLIKOFF, president, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., and senior consultant to the Center for Healthcare Governance, will outline the latest thinking and best practices in board oversight and improvement of safety and quality.

Presented by the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance

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: RACs

A briefing on the AHA’s advocacy initiative to reform the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Recovery Audit Contractor program.

2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m. 
Special Briefing: Hospital Leadership Guide on Use of Social Media (R)

Hear from experts and hospital leaders on social media best practices from the provider perspective. As technology continues to change, so too will the options and availability of new resources for social engagement. This session will provide you with the tools to implement, manage and make informed decisions about using social media in your facility.

2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
 
Special Briefing: Associate Members  
  
Rich
Umbdenstock

A briefing for AHA Associate Members on issues facing the hospital field. This will also be an opportunity for the associate members to meet and chat with AHA President and CEO RICH UMBDENSTOCK as he prepares to retire at the end of 2015.

2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
Special Briefing: 340B Update

Hospital leaders and top officials from Apexus, the prime vendor for the 340B Drug Pricing Program, will provide an update on the latest program developments.

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 within the health care field.

5:00 p.m. -
6:15 p.m.
ANNUAL MEETING OPENING CEREMONY AND INVESTITURE OF CHAIRMAN, AHA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jonathan Perlin, M.D.

The nation’s hospital and health care leaders will mark the investiture of JONATHAN PERLIN, M.D., president of clinical services and CMO of HCA, as 2015 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 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 their communities. 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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Ann Compton

Join us to hear from ANN COMPTON, former White House correspondent for ABC News, who will share insights on how the political environment has changed over her years covering the White House. ($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
 
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Rick Pollack

Hear from AHA President and CEO RICH UMBDENSTOCK and Executive Vice President RICK POLLACK about the challenges hospitals will face and the 2015 advocacy agenda. We also will honor the recipient of the AHA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

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

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

Consumerism, Technology and You: How Hospitals are Responding to a Changing World

Melinda L. Estes, M.D.

Whether through partnerships with retail clinics, telehealth initiatives or other consumerbased interactive technologies, hospitals and health systems are expanding how and where they provide care and promote health. Join AHA board member MELINDA L. ESTES, M.D., president and CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System, Kansas City, Mo., to hear from health care leaders charting new courses in a changing landscape, and gain insights into current retail health and technology trends.

Ebola: Lessons Learned -- Are We Ready for the Next Pandemic?

Ram Raju, M.D.

AHA board member RAM RAJU, M.D., president of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, will host an impressive panel of leaders and public health officials who cared for Ebola patients in the U.S. Hear what they learned, what Ebola taught us about the preparedness of the U.S. public health and health care system, and what steps we need to take to protect our patients, caregivers and population and prepare for the next outbreak.

Behavioral Health Care – Health Systems and Hospitals Partnering with Their Communities

Tom Huebner

It is often said that the measure of a society is how it cares for its most sick and vulnerable. Join AHA board member TOM HUEBNER, president of the Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center, to hear from a panel of health care providers who will share examples of effective community partnerships to ensure those with mental illness are treated and cared for in the most appropriate setting.

10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
  
TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION II
How Does Your Board Stack Up? The State of Governance and 2014 National Governance Survey Insights
John R. Combes, M.D.

Join Center for Healthcare Governance President and COO JOHN COMBES, M.D., and AHA Vice President DEBRA STOCK, for an overview of the current state of hospital governance, according to the AHA’s 2014 National Governance Survey. Learn how your board and governance practices compare and discuss the implications for board performance in the evolving health care environment.

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
AHA Chairman JONATHAN PERLIN, M.D., will host this luncheon honoring the recipients of the AHA’s leadership awards.

Jonathan Perlin, M.D.
 Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxing legend SUGAR RAY LEONARD, who for years has been the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk for a Cure, will deliver the keynote address.

12:30 p.m. -
2:15 p.m
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICERS NETWORK LUNCHEON
 
Jay Carney

Join Former White House Press Secretary and TIME Magazine Washington Bureau Chief JAY CARNEY as he draws from his extensive credentials to provide key insights on the race for the White House in 2016 and leadership lessons from the front lines.

2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
FEDERAL FORUM PLENARY 

 
Bill Bradley
A special AHA-National Journal program examines the state of politics and government in America. In what seems to be an increasingly cynical environment, can anything be accomplished? Will partisanship at both ends of the political spectrum continue to hamper governing? Moderator NORM ORNSTEIN, National Journal contributing editor and columnist, will be joined by National Journal editorial director RON FOURNIER, former Senator BILL BRADLEY (D-NJ) and others to pose these tough questions. In this session, we also will honor this year’s AHAPAC 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. The Ben Franklin Club honors those who contribute $1,000 or more directly to AHAPAC or in partnership with 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
Richard Cordova

Join colleagues to hear the latest news about ACHE from its chair, RICHARD CORDOVA, FACHE, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: National Political Update
Scott Simon

Join AHA’s Committee on Governance and other trustee leaders to hear insights on America’s current political climate from SCOTT SIMON, host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition.

8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
FEDERAL FORUM CLOSING PLENARY
Frank Sesno Michael Leavitt

FRANK SESNO will moderate a special panel, including MICHAEL LEAVITT,former governor of Utah and former secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, examining the implications of the Supreme Court’s imminent decision on challenges to health insurance subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act. We also will recognize the winner of the 2014 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.

How Changing Hospital Markets Benefit Consumers

Nancy H. Agee
Hospitals are responding to a rapidly changing health care landscape by partnering with others in the health care field and nontraditional partners to build a continuum of care that emphasizes value over volume. Join AHA board member NANCY H. AGEE, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va., to hear from health care leaders about the rewards and challenges of building the continuum.  

Engaging Trustees and Communities in Redefining the “H”

 
   Thomas   Burke, M.D.

Join a rich discussion about how to engage trustees and communities as hospitals move to redefine the “H.” AHA Chairman JONATHAN PERLIN, M.D., president of clinical services and CMO of HCA, and AHA board member THOMAS BURKE, M.D., EVP Cancer Network at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will moderate the impressive speaker panel, featuring GEORGIA FOJTASEK, president and CEO, and LAWRENCE SCHULTZ, board chair, of Allegiance Health; and STEVEN SUMMER, president and CEO of the Colorado Hospital Association.

Presented by the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance and the Committee on Performance Improvement

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

ROGER G. LARSON MEMORIAL LECTURE LUNCHEON

Marc H. Morial

Hear from Urban League President and CEO MARC H. MORIAL, whose 25-year career includes stints as an entrepreneur, lawyer, legislator, professor and mayor of New Orleans, to name a few. Hosted by the AHA Section for Health Care Systems Governing Council, this event recognizes outstanding achievements and encourages innovation and leadership.

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

This luncheon, hosted by The Baxter International Foundation, honors the 2014 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, AHA and 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
CAPITOL HILL VISITS
 

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