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

Day Two Closing Keynote

Innovation Starts with Empathy

Healthcare in an America is evolving at a rapid pace. Hospital systems, clinicians and even patients often gravitate to what’s newest and shiniest. But it’s important to remember that, in our industry especially, the best innovations begin with old-fashioned empathy for the patients, families and communities we serve daily. It’s the foundation of everything we do, and every step forward we take to make a difference in the world around us.  Sometimes, that empathy can be tested. Dr. Jeffery Cohen, president of Allegheny General Hospital, treated the man accused of killing 11 and injuring seven more at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue – the same congregation in which Dr. Cohen was married and his four children had their bar and bat mitzvahs. Hear directly from Dr. Cohen about how his character-driven leadership following the attack on his community inspired fellow Pittsburghers, and health professionals, worldwide.​

Closing Keynote

Jeffrey Cohen, MD


Allegheny General Hospital

Jeffrey Cohen, MD, is the president of Allegheny General Hospital, the flagship academic medical center of Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network and part of Highmark Health, one of the nation’s largest integrated health care delivery and financing systems. He has been affiliated with AGH since 1985 and has been the hospital’s president since 2016. Under Dr. Cohen’s leadership, the 576-bed hospital is one of Pennsylvania’s premier quaternary hospitals and research institutes. Dr. Cohen is a practicing urologist with a concentration in oncology, and during his medical career he has developed several new patient care technologies and procedures.

Leadership Symposium

Connect. Learn. Advance your career.

September 29, 2020 | Wherever you have WiFi

Info: Jodi Sniegocki | jsniegocki@modernhealthcare.com

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