July 19, 2017 (day 1)

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address

A View from the Top

11:05 - 12:05 a.m.

Women Upfront: C-Suite Executives Ease the Transition to Value-based Care

C-Suite executives are making the move to value-based care via strategies that ensure access, affordability, quality and equity. It’s the first step toward a healthcare system that measures outcomes, rewards value and structures itself around the lives of patients and families. Among the issues we’ll explore with this exciting panel of healthcare superstars:

•   It’s 2022: What does value-based mean to hospitals and health systems?
•  Where are the still-untapped opportunities and gaps within value-based care? Why is the preservation of value- based care so vital to hospitals and health systems?
•  How can unlocked data unlock better care—the role of technology?
•  How should women C-Suite executives pursue value-based care pitfalls and priorities?

12:05 - 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:05 - 2:00 p.m.

Toward Gender Diversity in the Healthcare C-Suite (Concurrent Session)

The question is why? Standard excuses like women’s lackluster financial skills or their desire to stay home with young children no longer make sense. Join us as we tackle the barriers and roadblock to gender equity in the healthcare C-Suite, including how C-Suites could gain from turbocharging the roles, responsibilities and opportunities of women executives. Among the issues we’ll explore:

•   Why aren’t more women executives in the healthcare C-Suite?
•   How do healthcare C-Suites and HCOs lose by not pursuing gender equity within the C-Suite?
•   What strategies can HCOs use to recruit, promote, develop and retain more women for senior executive and C-Suite positions?
•   How can women leaders support other women healthcare executives in the early, middle and later phases of their careers?

1:05 - 2:00 p.m.

Women Upfront: Executives Connect and Engage with the Emerging Healthcare Consumer (Concurrent Session)

Consumers have changed. No longer content with a simple visit or appointment, they seek satisfying, productive healthcare experiences. Cost and convenience still matter but so do close connections with providers. Digital devices are on the scene, but many consumers still haven’t made them part of their daily healthcare routine. C-Suite executives must connect, communicate and engage with an expanding array of consumers—from members of Generation Z and Millennials, to parents of grown children and homebound seniors. Join us as we explore how healthcare leaders blend digital savvy and marketing with disease management and public health expertise to reach consumers, patients and families. Among the issues we’ll explore:

•   Who are the new healthcare consumers and what do they want from our healthcare system?
•   What’s the biggest roadblock in engaging consumers in their own health and healthcare?
•   How will consumers evolve in the years leading up to 2022?
•   How will technology change the game of healthcare, health and wellness?

2:05 - 3:00 p.m.

Women Upfront: Healthcare Executives Tackle Population Health (Concurrent Session)

Population health management requires a shift from fee-for-service payment to value-based payment anchored in provider performance and health outcomes. Healthcare executives play an indispensable role making the transition from care of individuals to care of patients. They deliver the tools and resources to get patients the right care at the right place at the right time. The goal: Zero in on the 10 to 20 percent of patients who account for most healthcare system costs. Listen in as healthcare executives discuss how they approach the quest for a healthier America. Among the issues we plan to explore:

•   How do women healthcare executive view population health and population health management (PHM)? Are they more likely than men to embrace concepts like the “social determinants of health?”
•   How can healthcare executives lead initiatives and interventions that reach into neighborhoods and communities—specifically local institutions like schools, grocery stores and businesses?
•   How can executives assemble a solid IT infrastructure to support PHM?
•   Are executives optimistic about the evolution of population health?

2:05 - 3:00 p.m.

How Healthcare Organizations Can Turbocharge the Careers of Women Healthcare Executives (Concurrent Session)

More HCOs seek executives who can drive change and innovation, develop talent in others, and accelerate clinical and business performance. Executives need opportunities to explore best practices, share insights, compare experiences and try new ideas. Join us as executives from some of the nation’s leading HCOs discuss programs to educate, train, develop and mentor up-and-coming healthcare executives. Among the issues we’ll cover:

•   How have new and emerging healthcare trends influenced executives’ needs for specific knowledge, skills experiences and flexible leadership styles?
•   How do executives perceive their leadership liabilities and strengths? What are top areas for leadership development?
•   What do executive assessment tools tell us about leadership pitfalls and success?
•   What type of learning experiences, including coaching, mentoring and online learning, do executives need and prefer?

3:00 - 3:20 p.m.

Networking Break

3:25 - 4:30 p.m.

Flash Talks: Looking Forward/Looking Back: Three Executives Share Career Lessons Learned (Concurrent Session)

Sit back and relax as three women who’ve made a difference in healthcare analyze the trajectory, high lights and low moments of their careers. Among the questions each executive may choose to answer:

•   What was your career path? Did you choose it—or did it choose you?
•   What helped to pave your way to the C-suite—people, places, events and experiences?
•   What would you have done differently in your healthcare career—if you had an opportunity to make different decisions?
•   As you look forward to the next phase of your career, what do you see?

July 20, 2017 (day 2)

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Sunrise Yoga

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast:

8:50 - 9:50 a.m.

Views from the Top: Top Five Indicators of Future Success as a Healthcare Executive

C-Suite executives must deliver clinical, financial and operational value to hospitals and health systems and other entities along the burgeoning continuum of care. But how do executives develop the knowledge, skill and style needed to thrive in a value-based world? Join three C-suite executives as they explore the importance of factors like resilience, openness, flexibility, courage, grit and leading through disruption. Among the issues we’ll cover in this interactive panel:

•   Which leadership traits will predict success for executives in the years heading up to 2022?
•   Should executives serve fearlessly but compassionately? And what’s the role of authenticity and adversity management?
•   How has the evolving healthcare landscape re-defined the meaning of intelligence?
•   How vital are cognitive control and tenacity to C-suite executive performance?

9:50 - 10:40 a.m.

Power Negotiations with Partners and Power Players

The myth prevails: Women “leave money on the table” in negotiations, perhaps preferring softer perks to dollars. But the reality is equally troubling: Is it possible that some women give in too quickly and walk away from a negotiation? Do they lack experience in closing deals? Or do they underestimate their value, thinking they must prove their worth? This interactive panel covers negotiation roadblocks and how executives can pursue “the yes.” Among the issues we’ll analyze:

•   How can women executives overcome their perceived discomfort with “hard” issues?
•   How do they prepare to negotiate from a position of strength?
•   Can they overcome negotiating barriers to reach the most advantageous “yes” possible?
•   What’s negotiating like in a culture grounded in coordination, cooperation and collaboration?

10:40 - 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Closing Keynote: View from the Top:

•   Her mother’s bout with breast cancer’s influence how she sees health and healthcare
•   The accidental death of her first husband and how that tragic event has informed her views on work, family and healthcare
•   Lessons learned about patients and families by working in public health in Louisiana
•   Why must the healthcare system champion Medicaid expansion?
•   What can individual healthcare executives do to advance healthcare access and equity?

Rebekah Gee, MD, - Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health

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Kathleen Sebelius

21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Kathleen Sebelius is one of America’s foremost experts on national and global health issues, human services, and executive leadership. As CEO of Sebelius Resources LLC, she provides strategic advice to private companies, non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and financial investors.
Sebelius serves as a member of the board of Grand Rounds Inc. and as a senior advisor to Enhanced Pharma, Hampton Creek Inc., and the Aspen Institute, where she co-chairs the Health Strategy Group. Sebelius is a frequent keynote speaker for national and international organizations.
Until 2014, Sebelius served in the Obama cabinet as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, leading the effort to pass and implement the most significant health reform in half a century, the Affordable Care Act. She previously served in Kansas as governor, insurance commissioner, and state legislator. She has led numerous ambitious efforts at the state and federal level to provide all Americans with the opportunity and tools to live happier, healthier, and more successful lives.


Patricia Maryland

President, Healthcare Operations
Chief Operating Officer, Ascension Health

Patricia A. Maryland oversees healthcare operations for Ascension Health, the healthcare delivery subsidiary of Ascension. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, patient care operations, service line management, and clinical program development and evaluation. Pat previously served as the Michigan Ministry Market Leader for Ascension Health, where she also provided strategic and operational leadership for St. John Providence Health System. In this role, she focused on aligning the Health Ministries in the Michigan Market. Dr. Maryland has extensive experience in strategic planning, patient care operations, service line management, finance, clinical program development and evaluation. Dr. Maryland received a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Alabama State University, Montgomery, and a master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Doctorate of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh, concentrating in health services administration and planning. Dr. Maryland has publications covering topics as varied as gerontology, community health and emergency medical services systems. She is also involved with various community associations and sits on many boards.