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
7:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.
EXECUTIVE NETWORKING LOUNGE
Sponsored by Abbott
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
Featuring a special federal update on important rural issues. Joined by Matt Gallivan, health policy advisory for Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA), and Megan Descamps, health policy advisor for Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Protecting 340B

Brian E. Sayre

Policy experts weigh in on the latest developments in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.  Featuring Brian E. Sayre, Pharm.D., director of pharmacy, Charleston Area Medical Center; Bruce Thompson, R.Ph., division vice president of compliance and regulatory consulting, Comprehensive Pharmacy Services.

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Post-Acute Care

Hear lessons about successful hospital/post-acute partnerships featuring Samuel Hammerman, M.D., CMO, Select Medical; Michael Spigel, president & COO, Brooks Rehabilitation; and Carl Josehart, CEO, TIRR Memorial Hermann/Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network.
     Samuel
 Hammerman
         M.D.
     Michael     
      Spigel

       Carl   
    Josehart

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Under the MACRAScope – An Update on the Physician Quality Payment Program

Join a discussion on MACRA implementation and developments featuring Jean Moody-Williams, R.N., deputy director, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Rhonda M. Medows, M.D., executive vice president and chief population health, Providence St. Joseph Health; and Ronald Greeno, M.D., senior advisor for medical affairs, Team Health

Jean Moody-
Williams
R.N.
Rhonda M.
Meadows
M.D.
Ronald
Greeno
M.D.

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Associate Member Briefing
At this special briefing, AHA associate members hear the latest health policy developments and learn 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: Women in Leadership

Focus on gender diversity from a female perspective in this panel moderated by AHA Chair-elect Nancy Howell Agee, president & CEO at Carilion Clinic, and Ninfa M. Saunders, PH.D., Institute for Diversity Board Chair and CEO of Medical Center at Navicent Health; Bea Grause, R.N., president & CEO at Healthcare Association of New York State; Christina R. 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.

Nancy
Howell
Agee
Nina M.
Saunders
PH.D.
Bea Grause
R.N.
Christina R.
Campos
Phyllis A.
Wingate
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
6:30 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.
EXECUTIVE NETWORKING LOUNGE
Sponsored by Abbott
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

Harold Ford Jr.

Former Congressman, Harold Ford Jr., shares political insights. Sponsored by Cerner.

$5 from every purchased ticket benefits the AHA Rural Hospital Leadership Award.

8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
FEDERAL FORUM OPENING PLENARY
FBI Director James B. Comey, will share his perspectives on the cyber threat landscape for health care and prevention strategies as a keynote speaker. 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 anchor and Washington bureau chief, CNN and director George Washington University School of Media and Public Affiars, will review key issues impacting hospitals on Capitol Hill, and within the administration. We also will honor Rich Umbdenstock, recipient of the 2017 AHA Distinguished Service Award.
Pollack Image Nickels Photo Comey photo
Rick Pollack Tom Nickels Frank Sesno James Comey
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 Staff Panel

Hear how policy and politics play out in this panel moderated by Erik Rasmussen, AHA vice president legislative affairs, featuring Emily Murry, majority staff director, House Ways and Means Subcommittee; Sarah Levin, professional minority staff, House Ways and Means Subcommittee; and Marty Reiser, legislative counsel, House Majority Whip.

Achieving Meaningful Regulatory Relief

Learn about AHA's work on opportunities to reduce current regulatory burden moderated AHA board member M. Michelle Hood, president and CEO of Eastern Maine Healthcare System, featuring Stephanie Anthony, director, Manatt Health; and Sheree Kanner, partner, Hogan Lovells; and Doug Badger, senior fellow, Galen Institute, and former White House and U.S. Senate policy adviser.

M. Michelle
Hood
 Stephanie
Anthony
Sheree
Kanner

Continuing the Move to Value in Changing Times

Hear CMS's current approach and hospital/health system experiences moderated by AHA board member Rodney F. Hochman, M.D., president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health, featuring Aric Sharp, vice president of accountable care, UnityPoint; Amy Bassano, deputy director, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation; and John O'Shea, M.D., surgeon and senior fellow in the Center for Health Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

Rodney F.
Hochman
M.D.

Aric Sharp        Amy
    Bassano

 John O'Shea

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. -
1:45 p.m
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICERS NETWORK LUNCHEON
Ana Navarro

Ana Navarro, CNN political analyst and GOP Strategist shares insights.

2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
FEDERAL FORUM PLENARY 
  
The plenary features VA Secretary, David Shulkin, M.D., Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Representative Michael Burgess, M.D., (R-TX). We will also recognize the 2017 AHAPAC Award Winners.

David
Shulkin
M.D.

  Bill Cassidy
M.D.
Michael
Burgess
M.D.

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

6:30 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
6:30 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.
EXECUTIVE NETWORKING LOUNGE
Sponsored by Abbott
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

Hear strategies to address disparities in care and advance diversity in panel moderated by Gene Woods, AHA chairman, president and CEO, Carolinas HealthCare System, featuring Don Cravins, Jr., executive director, National Urban League, Washington D.C. Bureau; Helen Margellos-Anast, director of community health initiatives, Sinai Health System; and Steve Ohly, R.N., N.P.C., manager, community clinics and programs, Aurora UW Medical Group.

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
Moderated by AHA board member David Entwistle, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, featuring Larry R. Kaiser, M.D., president & CEO, Temple University Health System; Len Nichols, Ph.D., director, Center for Health Policy Research & Ethics, George Washington University; and Henry Wei, M.D., medical director for benefits, Google.
 
David
Entwistle
 Larry R.
Kaiser M.D.
  Len Nichols
       Ph.D.

  Henry Wei
The Future of Health Care Coverage
 
Wright L.
Lassiter, III
William "Bill" Hoagland, senior vice president, Bipartisan Policy Center; James Capretta, resident fellow & Milton Friedman chair, American Enterprise Institute; Ed Haislmaier, senior research fellow, Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation. Moderated by AHA board member Wright L. Lassiter III, president of Henry Ford Health System.

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

AHA board member Randy Oostra, president and CEO of ProMedica Health System, moderates joined by Cara James, director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Scott Cooper, M.D., former CEO, St. Barnabas Hospital and Matthew Hittle, Legislative Director, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD).

Randy Oostra   Cara James
Scott Cooper
M.D.
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
Featuring Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Hugh Hewitt, host of The Hugh Hewitt Show and NBC News analyst; as well as former Senators Trent Lott and Tom Daschle, in a discussion about overcoming broken politics moderated by Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News Congressional Correspondent. The 2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize recipient is honored for Excellence in Community Service.

 Sen. Debbie
  Stabenow

 Hugh Hewitt
  Trent Lott
       Tom
     Daschle
       Kelly
   O'Donnell
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.

2:00 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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