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  

9:20 a.m. -9:40 a.m. CST

Opening Keynote

Policy and Progress: COVID-19, Healthcare Policy, and the Transformation of American Cities

Mayor Kate Gallego has emerged as a national figure leading Phoenix, America’s fifth-largest city, through the COVID-19 pandemic. She is acutely aware of how a city’s health access and equity influences the safety, economic health, and overall quality of life in a community. Mayor Gallego will discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and health policy on cities, 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. - 10:00 a.m. CST

The 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

10:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m. CST

Focus Groups

11:25 a.m. -12:55 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.


Richard Pollack, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Hospital Association


Response and Recovery

Joseph Impicciche, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension


Venture Capital Investing

Brian Gragnolati, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Health System



Cynthia Hundorfean, Chief Executive Officer and President, Allegheny Health Network (AHN)

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

Redesigning Health Systems to Advance Health Equity

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.


Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, RWJBarnabas Health


Sherita Hill Golden, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Dr. John Lumpkin, President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
Vice-President, Drivers of Health 

Marvin O’Quinn, President and Chief Operating Officer, CommonSpirit Health

2:20 p.m.- 3:20 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?



Charles Kahn III (Chip), President and Chief Executive Officer, Federation of American Hospitals



Madeline Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Jim Hinton, Chief Executive Officer, Baylor Scott & White Health

Jaewon Ryu, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Geisinger Health

Terry Shaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, AdventHealth

3:25 p.m.- 4:25 p.m. CST

Partnering to Improve Healthcare

COVID-19 has transformed the way suppliers and providers work together now and in the future. As the healthcare industry reacts to the new reality of the pandemic, many organizations invested in telehealth platforms they could adopt quickly, as well as digital infrastructure. This panel of supplier leaders will discuss how they responded to the crisis, adjusted functionality and the impact on provider relationships.


Daniel DeLay, System Senior Vice President, Supply and Services Resource Management, CommonSpirit Health


Jim Boyle, Executive Vice President, Medline

Craig Hittle, Vice President and Head of Market, Midwest, Lumeris

Bryan Vaughn, Senior Vice President, Hospitals and Health Systems, LabCorp

Lisbeth Votruba, Vice President of Clinical Quality and Innovation, AvaSure

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 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. Mr. Dowling will discuss Northwell’s successes and be joined by Intermountain Healthcare President and CEO Marc Harrison to discuss the valuable collaboration shared amongst their health systems.

Michael Dowling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwell Health

Dr. Marc Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

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

Publisher's Closing Address and Networking Reception

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare