Schedule of Events

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

 

ATTENDANCE KEY
Tickets for this event are $43 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.


3:00 p.m. -
5:00 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
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AHAPAC’s BEN FRANKLIN CLUB RECEPTION
Join AHAPAC for this exclusive event honoring Ben Franklin Club members. For more information on AHAPAC, please contact Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.
12:00 p.m -
1:30 p.m.
AHAPAC APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
 Second City

Chicago-based Second City brings its improv humor to DC for this special AHAPAC appreciation luncheon. For more information on AHAPAC, contact Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.

1:45 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES (ACHE) EDUCATIONAL SESSION
Value-Based Care Delivery – Local Markets Still Rule the Day

    Brian J.
  Silverstein
      M.D.

Interested in how organizations overcame challenges and how your organization can find a realistic value-based path forward? Brian J. Silverstein, M.D., managing partner at HC Wisdom, will outline key operations from organizations delivering value-based care and improving outcomes as well as reducing total costs.

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

1:45 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.
TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION I
Whither the Soul of Trusteeship?  Effective Governance in a Time of Challenge and Change
James E.
Orlikoff

Governance expert James E. Orlikoff, president, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., will identify the trends impacting boards and address the changing soul of governance outlining take-home strategies for effective governance in these challenging times.

SPECIAL BRIEFINGS

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Rural Roundtable
Learn what federal legislative and regulatory activity will impact rural hospitals, including Medicare extenders, 340B, and direct supervision, and hear what Congress and the administration are planning.

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Protecting 340B
Policy experts weigh in about the latest developments in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Post-Acute Care
Hear from innovative hospital/post-acute partnerships that bridge the continuum of care through improved referrals, case management, at-risk arrangements and post-acute networks to improve care and lower costs.

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Under the MACRAScope – An Update on the Physician Quality Payment Program
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act changes to clinician payment are here to stay and will impact clinicians and hospitals alike.  Join us for the latest developments from CMS and how they may impact your MACRA implementation.

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Associate Member Briefing
At this special briefing, AHA associate members hear the latest developments in the health care field and how to become involved in AHA’s mission and 2017 objectives. The AHA associate membership is comprised of commercial firms and non-hospital health providers.

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | New Members/First-time Attendees
Get the most from AHA membership and maximize your annual meeting experience through this special briefing.

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | AHA Diversity Roundtable - the C-Suite Experience

Nancy Agee


Be part of the discussion on perspectives, challenges and opportunities for women in health care leadership. Moderated by AHA chairman-elect Nancy Agee, president & CEO at Carilion Clinic featuring Ninfa M. Saunders, M.D., IFD board chair and CEO of Medical Center at Navicent Health; Bea Grause, R.N., president & CEO at Healthcare Association of New York State; Christina Campos, administrator at Guadalupe County Hospital; Mary L. Blunt, senior corporate vice president at Sentara Healthcare; and Phyllis A. Wingate, president at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast.


5:00 p.m. -
6:00 p.m.
ANNUAL MEETING OPENING CEREMONY AND INVESTITURE OF CHAIRMAN, AHA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
Gene Woods

Celebrate the investiture of Gene Woods, president and CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System, as 2017 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

Nicolle
Wallace

Nicolle Wallace, political analyst, New York Times best-selling author and former White House director of communications under President George W. Bush, shares her political 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
Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO, kicks off the federal forum and sets the stage for public policy and advocacy discussions. Tom Nickels, AHA executive vice president of government relations and public policy, with Frank Sesno, former CNN Washington bureau chief, review the key issues impacting hospitals on Capitol Hill, and within the administration. VA Secretary David Shulkin, M.D., will speak and we will honor the 2017 AHA Distinguished Service Award winner.
Pollack Image Nickels Photo Shulkin photo
Rick Pollack Tom Nickels Frank Sesno David
Shulkin, M.D.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS     
Attend one of these concurrent briefings on challenges and opportunities facing the hospital field.

Health Care Politics: Congressional Chiefs of Staff Panel

Congressional chiefs of staff discuss how policy and politics play out in the health and hospital field. Moderated by Erik Rasmussen, AHA vice president legislative affairs.

Achieving Meaningful Regulatory Relief
M. Michelle
Hood

This session, moderated by AHA board member M. Michelle Hood, president and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, will focus on AHA’s work cataloguing the full sweep of regulatory requirements along with opportunities for reducing the current regulatory burden that hospitals and health systems face.

 

Continuing the Move to Value in Changing Times
Rodney F.
 Hochman,
M.D.

Get a timely update on CMS efforts to increase participation in alternative payment and delivery models in the Trump administration’s approach.  In addition, hospital/health system leaders share their own experiences with the move to value. Moderated by AHA board member Rodney F. Hochman, M.D., president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health.

10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.  
TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION II
Leading and Engaging Boards in Improving Community Health

Philip Newbold
How can governing boards guide traditional business models focused on health care to one of health and well-being?  Philip Newbold, Beacon Health System president and CEO, explains how boards can better understand community health needs, set priorities and allocate resources for community health initiatives, and guide the organization’s work with community partners.

10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
STATE AUXILIAN LEADERS MEETING
12:30 p.m. -
2:15 p.m.
AHA RECOGNITION LUNCHEON
Bret Baier

AHA Chairman Gene Woods is joined by special guest Bret Baier, FOX News Channel's chief political anchor and host of the Special Report with Bret Baier to honor recipients of AHA’s leadership awards.

12:30 p.m. -
2:15 p.m
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICERS NETWORK LUNCHEON
Ana Navarro

Ana Navarro, CNN Political Analyst and GOP Strategist shares insights on the election, politics and what it means for America.

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

Former senators Trent Lott and Tom Daschle, coauthors of “Crisis Point: Why We Must – and How We Can – Overcome our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America” talk to Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent, about how our country must move beyond politics to governing. We’ll also honor the 2017 AHAPAC Award Winners.

Trent Lott
Tom
Daschle
Kelly
O'Donnell

4:30 p.m. -
5:30 p.m.
TRUSTEE RECEPTION 

6:30 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
ACHE BREAKFAST MEETING
Charles D.
Stokes

Network with fellow ACHE colleagues and get the latest news from ACHE Chair Charles “Chuck” D. Stokes, FACHE, executive vice president and COO of Memorial Hermann Health System.

7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: National Political Update
David Gregory

David Gregory, journalist and former moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, shares insights and political predictions for 2017.

7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
EQUITY OF CARE BREAKFAST

Ensuring the highest quality of care requires a focus on health care disparities and their reduction. Join us as we hear from experts on how equity of care and the promotion of diversity can benefit your organization.

Presented by the AHA’s Institute for Diversity

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS:  
Attend one of these concurrent briefings on challenges and opportunities facing the hospital field.

Making Health Care More Affordable

 
David
Entwistle
Government, private sector and hospital and health system leaders discuss policies, technologies, and other approaches that reduce costs and make health care more affordable. Moderated by AHA board member David Entwistle, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care. 

The Future of Health Care Coverage

Wright L.
Lassiter, III
With a new administration and Congress, the future of coverage for millions of Americans is uncertain. Get an update on where Congress and the Trump administration stand on “repeal and replace” of the Affordable Care Act and an assessment of potential coverage alternatives as well as implications for hospitals and health systems. Moderated by AHA board member Wright L. Lassiter III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System.

The Path Forward to Ensuring Access to Essential Health Care Services in Vulnerable Communities

Randy Oostra
AHA board member Randy Oostra, president and CEO of ProMedica Health System, moderates a discussion on public policy initiatives that support integrated, comprehensive strategies to reform health care and delivery in rural and inner city communities as outlined in the AHA Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities.
8:30 a.m. -
9:45 a.m.
TRUSTEE EDUCATIONAL SESSION III
Creating a Culture of Innovation and Safety: From the Boardroom to the Bedside
Todd Linden
Learn techniques to engage board members in patient safety goals.  Todd Linden, Grinnell Regional Medical Center president and CEO explores how generative thinking in the boardroom leads to innovative solutions to foster a culture of safety.  
10:00 a.m. -
11:30 a.m.
FEDERAL FORUM CLOSING PLENARY
Hugh Hewitt
Hugh Hewitt, host of The Hugh Hewitt Show and NBC News analyst, explores the current political climate.  The 2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize winner is honored.

 

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

This luncheon, hosted by The Baxter International Foundation, honors the 2016 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

9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.
STATE DELEGATIONS CAPITOL HILL VISITS
Contact your state hospital association for Capitol Hill visits details.
   
 

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