2019 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

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2019 Annual Meeting Schedule of Events


All events will take place at the Marriott Marquis 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.

 
Saturday April 6 
3:00 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
Sunday April 7
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)
10:30 a.m. -
11:45 p.m.
TRUSTEE INSIGHTS SESSION #1 

Optimizing the Board – CEO Relationship

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Bill Menner Todd Linden
Exceptional organizations benefit from excellent board/CEO relationships, governed by trust, transparency, understanding and a thoughtful game plan. Bill Menner, board chair, Unity Point Health-Grinnell Regional Medical Center, and Todd Linden, president, Linden Consulting, and CEO Emeritus, Grinnell Regional Medical Center, will share their strategies for building strong board-CEO relationships through effective meetings, CEO evaluations and optimal role management.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. AHAPAC APPRECIATION LUNCHEON 
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Spamilton
Eligible AHAPAC members are invited to attend this appreciation luncheon featuring Spamilton: An American Parody, a musical lampoon of the hit Broadway show Hamilton. For more information on AHAPAC, contact Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. WELCOMING FIRST-TIME ATTENDEES AND NEW MEMBERS 
Get the most from your AHA membership, meet new colleagues and maximize your Annual Meeting experience through this special welcome.
1:45 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES 

Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Safety

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Doug Salvador, M.D.
 
Learn strategies to lead for safety with Doug Salvador, M.D., chief quality officer for Baystate Health and chief medical officer, Baystate Medical Center. This session will provide health care leaders with methods and tools outlined in “Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success.” Leaders will learn practical strategies and tactics required by each organizational level to drive change and embed a culture of safety throughout the organization. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Salvador is focused on the redesign of health care  delivery systems and fostering a culture of patient safety.
2:00 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.
EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS SESSIONS 
Included with your registration; please select one.
Addressing Disruption through Innovation and Value
 
During this fast-paced session, we will explore today’s key disruptors within the health care field, such as emergent technologies, regulatory pressures and consumerism. Seven hospital and health system leaders will share, in seven minutes or less, how their organizations are redesigning care delivery, introducing new products and services, or otherwise transforming to meet today’s key disruptors, challenges and opportunities.
 

Ensuring the Future of Health Care in Rural America

Recent rural hospital closures have highlighted the formidable economic challenges that these providers confront, and underscore the need for policies to better support sustainable access in rural areas. Building upon AHA’s ongoing rural advocacy, this session will describe the current rural hospital landscape, discuss opportunities to address challenges and explore ways to prepare for the future of rural health care.
 
2:00 p.m. -
3:15 p.m.
TRUSTEE INSIGHTS SESSION #2 

Managing Disruption: A Roadmap for Health Care Governance

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Michael W. Peregrine
Join Michael W. Peregrine, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery for a discussion of how the board can be an informed, attentive partner to executive management in identifying and responding to disruptors and by re-positioning itself for potentially “radical” decision-making.

 
3:30 p.m. -
4:45 p.m.
EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS SESSIONS
Included with your registration; please select one.

Post-acute Care Innovations: New Approaches to Partnering with Hospitals

Hospitals have a growing appreciation of the important role that post-acute services play in an episode of care. How can hospitals and post-acute care providers partner in meaningful ways to improve outcomes and lower costs? During this session, leading policy and health care voices will highlight innovative partnerships designed to improve transitions of care, case management, at-risk arrangements, and post-acute networks to enhance the health of patients who require additional services following discharge from a hospital.

Diversity Roundtable
 
The principles of diversity, inclusion and equity of care are potent forces in the health care field, driving discussions on policy, affordability and equal access to care. Be a part of this critical conversation as experts highlight best practices that are reducing disparities and promoting health equity.
 
6:00 p.m. -
7:30 p.m.
AHA LEADERSHIP CELEBRATION
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Brian A. Gragnolati
A celebration of our field’s outstanding leadership featuring brief remarks by 2019 AHA Board Chair Brian A. Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System.
 
Monday April 8
6:30 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST 
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Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC's Meet the Press and political director for NBC News, previews how the 116th Congress will impact politics and policy.
8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
FEDERAL FORUM OPENING PLENARY
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Frank Sesno
Join Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO, as he outlines the AHA’s agenda in these transformative times. Then Tom Nickels, AHA executive vice president of government relations and public policy, and Frank Sesno (left) former Washington bureau chief, CNN, and director, George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs, will share an informed analysis of the key issues affecting hospitals on Capitol Hill, and within the administration. We will also honor the 2019 AHA Distinguished Service Award winner.
10:45 a.m. -
12:15 p.m.
EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS SESSIONS 
Included with your registration; please select one.
Reining in Unsustainable Drug Prices
 
Changes in Congressional leadership are anticipated to bring new opportunities for bipartisan collaboration with the Administration to address high and rising drug prices. On the heels of a new study supported by AHA on the impact of drug prices on hospitals and health systems, this program will consider potential legislative and regulatory actions aimed at curbing unsustainable drug pricing increases.


Hospital Field Realignment: The Benefits of Integrated Delivery
 
The session will allow hospitals leaders and a former Federal Trade Commission official to discuss how their views of the potential benefits of hospital transactions diverge and how the two might better communicate their perspectives to one another.

Achieving Price Transparency
 
With the rise in high-deductible health plans and consumerism, the demand for information on the cost of care has increased. Congress, the Administration and other policymakers are looking for solutions to advance price transparency. This session will explore efforts to improve patient access to price information, minimize surprise billing and improve patient-friendly billing.
12:30 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.
AHA RECOGNITION LUNCHEON 
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Judy Woodruff
AHA 2019 Chair Brian Gragnolati and Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour, will honor the outstanding recipients of the AHA’s 2019 leadership awards. Woodruff has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC and PBS.

 

12:30 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICERS NETWORK LUNCHEON 
 
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Robert Costa
Few reporters spend more time with government officials than Robert Costa, national political reporter at The Washington Post and the moderator of PBS’s Washington Week. Join Costa as he shares his insights.
2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
FEDERAL FORUM PLENARY
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Jon Meacham
Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham reflects on politics, religion and current affairs, bringing historical context to issues and events impacting our daily lives. We’ll also honor the 2018 AHAPAC winners.
4:00 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.
RECEPTIONS
Reception for AHAPAC’s Top Contributors 

For more information on this invitation-only event, please contact Shari Dexter at (202) 626-2338.

Associate Member/Sponsor Reception

Trustee Reception
Tuesday April 9
6:30 a.m. -
9:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
ACHE Breakfast Meeting 
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Heather J. Rohan
Enjoy coffee and conversation with ACHE colleagues and the opportunity to absorb perspectives on health care and leadership from ACHE Chair Heather J. Rohan, FACHE, president, HCA TriStar Division.

 
7:00 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: NATIONAL POLITICAL UPDATE 
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Katty Kay
BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay shares her political observations for 2019. Kay also appears weekly on NBC News in Morning Joe
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8:30 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
FEDERAL FORUM CLOSING PLENARY 
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Colin Powell
Retired four-star General Colin Powell joins us for this closing session. His decades of service to the nation include appointments as Secretary of State, National Security Advisor and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. We will also honor the recipients of the AHA’s Federal Awards and the Foster G. McGaw Prize.
11:30 a.m. -
1:00 p.m.
THE FOSTER G. McGAW PRIZE LUNCHEON 
This luncheon, hosted by The Baxter International Foundation, honors the 2018 Foster G. McGaw Prize winner and finalists. The award is jointly sponsored by The Baxter International Foundation, AHA and Health Research & Educational Trust.
 
Wednesday April 10
9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.
STATE DELEGATION CAPITOL HILL VISITS
Please contact your state hospital association for Capitol Hill visit details.