Schedule of Events

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

ATTENDANCE KEY

 Tickets for this event are $40 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.

 By Invitation Only.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  REGISTRATION
5:00 p.m. -
6:30 p.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)
9:00 a.m. - 
4:30 p.m.
STATE AUXILIAN LEADERS MEETING
11:30 a.m. -
1:15 p.m.
PAC APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

Republican and Democratic insiders ALEX CASTELLANOS and DONNA BRAZILE share their take on politics and the upcoming elections. Moderated by AHAPAC steering committee chairman, KEVIN LOFTON, FACHE, CEO, Chatholic Helath Initiatives. AHAPAC Capitol Club, Chairman’s Circle and Ben Franklin Club members only. For more information on AHAPAC, contact Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.

Kevin Lofton Alex
Castellanos
Donna Brazile
1:00 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS
1:30 p.m. -
3:00 p.m.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES (ACHE)
TRULY ENGAGING OUR PATIENTS: A REQUISITE TO DELIVERING ON QUALITY, ACCESS AND EXPERIENCE

Craig Deao

Connect patient experiences with quality, safety and cost strategies using proven methods. CRAIG DEAO, senior executive team member with Baldrige-winner Studer Group, discusses ways to engage patients using evidence-based practices to reduce costs and improve quality measures while improving patients’ ratings of care.

AHA is authorized to award 11.5 HOURS of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting an application to ACHE for advancement or recertification.

1:30 p.m. -
3:00 p.m.
TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION I  
SOMETHING DISRUPTIVE THIS WAY COMES: CONSUMERISM COMES TO HEALTH CARE
James E. Orlikoff

Will your organization compete with disruptive innovators that appeal directly to consumers and challenge traditional health care business models or partner with them? JAMES E. ORLIKOFF, president, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., and senior consultant to the Center for Healthcare Governance, reveals the governance implications of consumerism.

Presented by the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance.

SPECIAL BRIEFINGS

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | SMALL/RURAL MEMBERS
JEFF STENSLAND, MedPAC, and RODNEY WHITLOCK, Vice President, Health Policy at ML Strategies and RAY MONTGOMERY, President and CEO of Unity Health, discuss the latest issues affecting small/rural hospitals.

Jeff
Stensland
Rodney
Whitlock
Ray
Montgomery

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | 340B UPDATE
A team of 340B experts including KIM CORBIN, legislative counsel for Senator Debbie Stabenow, LAURA ALAR, system director of pharmacy and retail medicine at Ascension Health's Columbia St. Mary's, and J. "BUTCH" DAVID, director of compliance and regulatory services at Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, discuss the latest legislative, regulatory and strategy updates.
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | NEW PARTNERSHIPS: HOSPITALS & POST-ACUTE CARE

To improve care and lower costs, hospitals and post-acute care partners are engaging in new ways. MARY BETH WALSH, M.D., AHA board member and CEO and executive medical director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, will moderate this panel of organizations bridging the continuum of care through improved referrals, at-risk arrangements and post-acute networks featuring: PETER MANTEGAZZA, northeast region president, HealthSouth; DAVID CHERNOW, president & CEO, Select Medical; and LYNN C. JONES, senior vice president, post-acute services, Christiana Care Health Services.

      
Mary Beth
Walsh,
M.D.
Peter
Mantegazza
David
Chernow
Lynn C.
Jones

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Hear the latest developments in the health care field, and learn how associate members can be involved in AHA’s mission and 2016 objectives.

The AHA associate membership is comprised of commercial firms and non-hospital health providers that are members of the AHA.

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | NEW MEMBERS/ FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES
Get the most from AHA membership and maximize your annual meeting experience through this special briefing.

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | AHA DIVERSITY ROUNDTABLE   
Gene
Woods
Cara James,
Ph.D.
Moderated by GENE WOODS, president and CEO, Carolinas HealthCare System and featuring CARA JAMES, Ph.D., director of CMS’ Office of Minority Health.

5:00 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
ANNUAL MEETING OPENING CEREMONY AND INVESTITURE OF CHAIRMAN, AHA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
Jim
Skogsbergh
Celebrate the investiture of JIM SKOGSBERGH, president and CEO, Advocate Health Care, as 2016 chairman of the AHA board of trustees.
6:00 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
AHA leaders, volunteers, auxilians and hospital executives recognize excellence in volunteer programs and the service hospital volunteers and auxilians provide to patients, hospital staff and their communities.

7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
SECTIONS FOR METROPOLITAN AND SMALL/RURAL HOSPITALS BREAKFAST MEETING
Wallace Photo
Chris Wallace
CHRIS WALLACE, host of Fox News Sunday, shares election year insights.

$5 from every purchased ticket benefits the AHA Rural Hospital Leadership Award.
8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
FEDERAL FORUM OPENING PLENARY

AHA President and CEO RICK POLLACK kicks off the federal forum and sets the stage for a discussion around hospital advocacy with TOM NICKELS, AHA executive vice president of government relations and public policy. Also hear from MARC MORIAL, National Urban League president and CEO, and honor the 2016 AHA Distinguished Service Award winner.

       
Rick Pollack  Tom Nickels    Marc Morial

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS     Attend one of these concurrent briefings on challenges and opportunities facing the hospital field.

ADVANCED ILLNESS MANAGEMENT: PUTTING PATIENTS AND FAMILIES FIRST

AHA board member JOE WILKINS, chairman, St. Joseph Hoag Health, will moderate this panel featuring BILL NOVELLI, co-chair of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, AMY BERMAN, Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation, BETSY GORNET, Chief Advanced Illness Management Executive, Sutter Care at Home, and RODNEY HOCHMAN, President and CEO, Providence Health and Services.

Joe
Wilkins
Bill
 Novelli
 Amy
Berman
  Betsy 
 Gornet
Rodney Hochman

HEALTH PLAN CONSOLIDATION: HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOUR HOSPITAL AND PATIENTS?  

Join AHA board member THOMAS MILLER,  CEO, Quorum Health Corporation, for a discussion on the proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana merger and its impact on patients, medical staff and facilities featuring panelists LEEMORE DAFNY, director of health enterprise management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and antitrust experts DOUGLAS ROSS, partner at law firm Davis Wright Tremaine, and DAVID BALTO, founder of the Law Offices of David A. Balto.

Thomas
Miller
LeeMore
Dafny
Douglas
Ross
David
Balto

HEALTH CARE POLITICS: CONGRESSIONAL CHIEFS OF STAFF PANEL
    
Erik
 Rasmussen
Balancing health care policy and politics while weighing economic impacts requires that every member of Congress be both generalist and district specialist with areas of expertise that satisfy constituent needs. ERIK RASMUSSEN, AHA vice president legislative affairs will moderate this panel discussion on how policy and politics play out in the health and hospital field, featuring congressional chiefs of staff:  PAUL EDATTEL, Majority Chief Counsel, Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health; EMILY MURRY, Majority Staff Director, Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health; JAY KHOSLA, Majority Chief Health Counsel and Policy Director, Senate Finance Committee; and AMY HALL, Minority Staff Director, Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health.
10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
  
TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION II
GOVERNANCE OF COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS THAT IMPROVE COMMUNITY HEALTH

Gain insights into emerging governance structures, roles and practices that facilitate community health improvement. AHA CMO and Center for Healthcare Governance president JOHN COMBES, M.D., will moderate a panel discussion on lessons learned from studying Foster McGaw prize winners and their partners, featuring panelists VINCE FORD, senior vice president for community health services at Palmetto Health; AMY SCHULTZ, M.D., executive director of population health at Allegiance Health/Jackson Health Network; and STEVEN SMITH, M.D., trustee of Mount Ascutney Hospital & Health Clinic.

John R.
Combes,
M.D.
Vince
Ford
Amy
Schultz, M.D.
Steven
Smith

10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
STATE AUXILIAN PRESIDENTS LEADERS MEETING
12:30 p.m. -
2:15 p.m.
AHA RECOGNITION LUNCHEON
Jane Pauley Jim
Skogsbergh
JANE PAULEY
, television anchor and journalist, and AHA Chairman JIM SKOGSBERGH honor recipients of the AHA’s leadership awards.
12:30 p.m. -
2:15 p.m
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICERS NETWORK LUNCHEON
Steve Schmidt

Political campaign strategist STEVE SCHMIDT shares key insights on this year’s race for the White House. A well-known political operative who is a Morning Joe regular, Schmidt has worked on campaigns for President George W. Bush, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Senator John McCain.

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

MIKE ALLEN, POLITICO’s chief White House correspondent, will host the "State of the Race" panel discussion featuring: STEPHANIE CUTTER, partner, Precision Strategies and co-host, Crossfire; MIKE DUHAIME, partner, Mercury; KEVIN MADDEN, partner, Hamilton Place Strategies; APRIL RYAN, White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief American Urban Radio Network and Congressman KEVIN BRADY of Texas. Also, this session features Congressman STENY H. HOYER of Maryland and the 2016 AHAPAC Award winners will be honored.

   
Mike Allen
Stephanie Cutter   Mike DuHaime

Kevin Madden April Ryan Steny H. Hoyer Kevin Brady

4:30 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
AHAPAC’s Red, White and Thank You — Ben Franklin Club Reception
Join AHAPAC for this exclusive event honoring Ben Franklin Club members. Wear your red, white and blue and enjoy fabulous food, décor and festivities as we celebrate the 2016 elections. For more information on AHAPAC, please contact Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.

5:00 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
TRUSTEE RECEPTION
6:30 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
ACHE BREAKFAST MEETING
Edward H. Lamb
Network with fellow ACHE colleagues and get the latest news from ACHE Chair EDWARD H. LAMB, FACHE, western division president of IASIS Healthcare.
7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: National Political Update
Jonathan Martin
New York Times national political correspondent JONATHAN MARTIN takes a break from the campaign trail to share insights and predictions about the 2016 elections.
7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
NEW! Equity of Care Breakfast

Moderated by RAM RAJU, M.D., president and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals and AHA board member featuring STEPHEN K. JONES, FACHE, Chief Academic Officer, RWJ Barnabas Health, JOHN VASSALL II, M.D., CMO, Swedish Health Services and CAROL JIMENEZ, JD, Deputy Director of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Presented by the AHA’s Institute for Diversity

Ram Raju, M.D. Stephen K. Jones John Vassall II, M.D.    Carol Jimenez

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

Featuring Fox News Channel’s MEGYN KELLY, DENIS McDONOUGH, White House chief of staff, and Congressman BOB GOODLATTE of Virginia. Also, ANDY SLAVITT, acting CMS administrator, updates us on the most pertinent CMS matters. The 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize winner is honored for Excellence in Community Service. 

Megyn
Kelly
Denis
McDonough
Rep. Bob
Goodlatte
Andy Slavitt

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS:  
Attend one of these concurrent briefings on challenges and opportunities facing the hospital field.

ONLINE AND SECURE: HOW CYBERSECURITY CHALLENGES AFFECT HEALTH CARE 
Moderated by AHA board member MELINDA L. ESTES, M.D., president and CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System and featuring: JANE LUTE, CEO, Center for Internet Security and former deputy secretary of Homeland Security and RICHARD MILLER, President and CEO, Virtua Health and MICHAEL DANIEL, special assistant to President Obama and cybersecurity coordinator. 

Melinda L.
Estes,
M.D.
Jane Lute Richard
Miller
Michael
Daniel

THE RISING COST OF DRUGS: IMPACT AND IMPLICATIONS
Moderated by AHA board member BRUCE LAWRENCE, president and CEO, INTEGRIS Health and featuring MATT ELYES, Executive Vice President, AHIP and AARON S. KESSELHEIM, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and SCOTT KNOER, M.D., Cleveland Clinic head pharmacist.

Bruce Lawrence Matt Eyles  Aaron S. 
Kesselheim
,
M.D.
Scott 
 Knoer, M.D.

MOVING TO VALUE: GETTING READY FOR MEDICARE PHYSICIAN PAYMENT IN A POST-SGR WORLD
Moderated by AHA board member JOHN VASSALL II, M.D., CMO, Swedish Health Services, and featuring PATRICK CONWAY M.D., deputy administrator for Innovation and Quality & CMS CMO; LEE SACKS, M.D., executive vice president, CMO, Advocate Health Care; and STEVEN STACK, M.D., AMA president.

 

John Vassall II, M.D. Patrick
Conway,
M.D.
Lee Sacks, 
M.D.
Steven Stack,
M.D.

10:45 p.m. -
12:15 p.m.
TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION III
WOMEN IN GOVERNANCE: A SAVVY STRATEGY FOR GOVERNING DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
The business case for bringing more women onto boards is discussed in a panel moderated by JOANN MCNUTT, of Nygren Consulting, featuring panelists RICK DE FILIPPI, past AHA board chair, and AHA board members CONSTANCE HOWES, women’s health advisor at Care New England Health System, and KIMBERLY McNALLY, trustee at the University of Washington Medicine.

Presented by the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance.
Rick De Filippi Constance
Howes
Kimberly
McNally
 
12:30 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.
ROGER G. LARSON MEMORIAL LECTURE AND LUNCHEON
Ian Morrison
Hear from IAN MORRISON, an internationally known author and futurist, about how to use the present to manage the velocity of change in the health care environment to advance access to quality and affordable health care for every American.

Hosted by the AHA Section for Health Care Systems Governing Council.

12:30 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.
THE FOSTER G. McGAW PRIZE LUNCHEON
This luncheon, hosted by The Baxter International Foundation, honors the 2015 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
9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.
STATE DELEGATIONS CAPITOL HILL VISITS
 

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