Agenda at a Glance

Agenda and speakers subject to change.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. CST

Publisher's Opening Address
Fawn Lopez, Publisher, Modern Healthcare  

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CST

Opening Keynote

Policy and Progress: Federal Healthcare Policy and the Transformation of American Cities

Mayor Kate Gallego is proud to be helping Phoenix, America’s fifth-largest city, take its place on the global stage. She is acutely aware of how a city’s health access and equity influences the overall quality of life in a community. Mayor Gallego will discuss the impacts of federal health policy on cities, the future of smart city innovation and healthcare, and ways that inventive healthcare systems can partner with cities both now and in the future.


Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CST

The 2020 initiatives of the US Surgeon’s General Office and how they will Impact Healthcare Leaders

VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, United States Surgeon General, HHS Office of the Secretary

10:15 a.m. -11:15 a.m. CST

Focus Groups

11:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m. CST

Networking Break

11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. CST

Short Presentations and Open Discussion: New Strategies for Financial Recovery and Stability

Hospitals and health plans are under unrelenting pressure to reduce per capita spending on health. This panel will discuss cutting-edge strategies for achieving financial sustainability while reducing costs, eliminating waste and building a value-driven healthcare system.

1:00 p.m. -2:15 p.m. CST

Redesigning Health Systems to Advance Health Equity: How Healthcare can Heal Racism

Recent studies have shown that despite the improvements in the overall health of the country, racial and ethnic minorities experience a lower quality of health care—they are less likely to receive routine medical care and face higher rates of morbidity and mortality than nonminorities. This presentation will address how healthcare leadership can improve the overall health status of Americans and eliminate racial and ethnic health care disparities.

2:15 p.m. -2:30 p.m. CST

Networking Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Leading Through a Pandemic

COVID-19 has left many health care organizations stressed and overwhelmed while the pandemic continues to surge throughout the US. As head of a health system that treated more coronavirus patients (70,000-plus) than any other provider in the nation, Northwell Health President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Dowling will provide the essential lessons learned and how to prepare for likely surges in the months ahead.

Michael Dowling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwell Health

4:15 p.m.- 5:45 p.m. CST

Uncharted Territory: Who Do Leaders Look to for Leadership?
Who do inspirational leaders look to for for guidance? In this presentation you will hear from the leaders you admire and how inspirational leadership is something you can learn, grow into and achieve with the right kind of direction. What shaped today's top healthcare's top executives into the leaders they are today and how are leading through chaos and crisis?

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CST

Publisher's Closing Address

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST

Networking Reception

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