The American Hospital Association Leadership Summit returns in person July 17-19 in San Diego for 2022, with renowned speakers from both inside and outside health care showcasing high-level, transformational strategies and innovative approaches for delivering better care and greater value, ensuring financial stability, enhancing public trust and confidence, addressing workforce challenges, and improving the health care consumer experience through operational excellence, creative partnerships and redefined delivery models.

The conference offers insights and ideas for senior executives, clinical leaders, board trustees and next-generation health care leaders.

Summit attendees can expect to:

  • Find inspiration and practical solutions from educational sessions focused on five critical areas:
    • Leadership 2.0: Leading When There’s No "Steady State"
    • Disrupt Your Strategy: Rebuilding and Reimagining Health Care Delivery
    • It’s the People: Overcoming Workforce Challenges to Build Resilient, High-Performing Teams
    • Value-Based Today: Creating Strategies & Care Models to Drive Value
    • Being Digital: Achieving Enterprise-wide Digital Transformation
  • Learn from experts in the field and share experiences on:
    • Behavioral Health
    • Health Equity
    • Governance Excellence
  • Gain insights from a lineup of powerful speakers, including senior health care leaders, clinicians, futurists and authors featured in inspirational plenary sessions:
    • Breaking Boundaries through Creative Leadership & Collaboration
      Ian Morrison, Author and Health Care Futurist

      Panel: Transformative Collaboration

      Panel: Driving Insights through Data, Partnership

    • American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference
      Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative

    • Health Delivery Transformation through Disruptive Innovation

      Fireside Chat: Health Care Equity through Access to Capital

      Joy A. Lewis, Senior Vice President, Health Equity Strategies, and Executive Director, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, American Hospital Association

      Maria Velissaris, Founding Partner, SteelSky Ventures

      Marcus Whitney, Founding Partner, Jumpstart Health Investors, and Managing Partner, Jumpstart Nova

    • Working Better Than Before: Understanding Habits to Manage Yourself—And Others—Better
      Gretchen Rubin, Author of #1 National Best Seller The Happiness Project

  • Reconnect with peers, make new connections and network with business partners providing innovation solutions with Summit Networking Connections
  • Hear rapid-fire presentations from leading early-stage companies during the AHA Leadership Summit Startup Showcase

The Summit offers strategic and visionary health care leaders the opportunity to meet the future and boldly transform their organizations.

Please visit for more information on the AHA Leadership Summit.

Michelle Hood is AHA’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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