The American Hospital Association Leadership Summit will take place July 16-18, 2023, in Seattle, WA, at the Seattle Convention Center. Renowned speakers from across health care will provide in-depth guidance and actionable strategies to enhance care quality and financial stability, overcome workforce challenges and improve the health care user experience.

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 to sustain transformation in your organization, system and community from educational sessions in these critical focus areas:
    • Financial Stability: Operating Excellence in Turbulent Times
    • It’s the People: Overcoming Workforce Challenges to Build Resilient, High-Performing Teams
    • Value-Based Today: Improving Outcomes, Managing Risk
    • Patient Centricity: Driving Consumer Experience Through Digital Transformation
    • Emerging Approaches to Health Care Strategy and Delivery
    • Elevating Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities
    • Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services Through Integration, Community Partnerships and Reduction of Stigma
    • Achieving Governance Excellence
  • Gain valuable insights from a lineup of powerful speakers featured in inspirational plenary sessions:
    • Scenes from the Future: A 10- and 20-Year Forecast for Health Care
      Amy Webb, World-Renowned Futurist; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Future Today Institute; Professor, Strategic Foresight, New York University Stern School of Business
    • Building a “Multicultural Coalition of the Willing”: A Path for a New America
      Wajahat Ali, Author of Go Back to Where You Came From, New York Times Op-Ed Contributor
    • AHA Town Hall: Washington Update
    • Future-Forward: Health Care Transformation MODERATOR: Ian Morrison, Author, Consultant and Futurist PANELISTS:
      Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, ChristianaCare, Wilmington, Del.
      Warner L. Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif.
      Terika Richardson, MPH, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Ardent Health Services, Nashville
    • Understanding Risk & Mastering the Unknown Stanley McChrystal, Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan, Best-Selling Author of Risk: A User's Guide, Team of Teams, and My Share of the Task; Co-Founder, McChrystal Group
  • Engage in Summit Networking Connections to reconnect with peers, establish new connections and network with business partners who offer innovative solutions.
  • Experience a series of fast-paced presentations by top early-stage companies at the AHA Leadership Summit Startup Showcase

For more information on the AHA Leadership Summit, please visit

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

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