Pictured: Mindy Estes, second from left, speaks at the World Hospital Congress.

AHA Chair-elect Melinda Estes, M.D., president and CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, gave a keynote today at the 43rd World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation in Oman. She spoke about how hospitals and health systems are economic engines that are driving success in their communities through partnerships and jobs, and she shared national and local lessons learned. Estes also participated on a panel focused on how health service providers contribute to health and prosperity. At the conference yesterday, AHA and American College of Healthcare Executives leaders led a session on how American hospital and health system leaders respond to natural disasters, crises and workplace violence and how to build resilience. The annual event gathers global health care professionals to share learnings, lessons and best practices.

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