2022 Healthcare Leadership & Executive Conference

Wednesday, September 28th

Mozart Conference Room

1:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop: A Multi Dimensional Approach to Hospital-to-Hospital Affiliations

  • Discover Critical Success Factors for Negotiating, Managing, and Closing Hospital-to-Hospital Transactions
  • Compare Affiliation Models (Sales, Member Substitutions, Service Line) and Other Joint Ventures
  • Discuss Essential Strategies for Balancing the Operational Aspects of Legal Requirements
  • Learn Best Practices for Deal Management Implementation, Key Stakeholder Communications, and Pre-Integration Planning
  • Navigating the Federal (FTC) and State Regulatory Approval Process and Account for its Influence on Timing and Deal Points
  • Exploring the Future of Transaction Approval and the Potential Impacts of Imposed Conditions on Hospital Affiliations

Alex Busto

Nixon Peabody

Jill Gordon

Nixon Peabody

Shawn Sheffield

Chief Strategy Officer
Keck Medicine of USC

Eric Themm

Zephyr Healthcare Advisors

Jim West

President & CEO
PIH Health

6:00 PM

Private Speaker & Sponsor Dinner

S&W Steakhouse

Thursday, September 29th

General Sessions in Debussy Conference Room

7:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

Beethoven Conference Room
8:15 AM

Welcome & Introductions

Eric Themm

Zephyr Healthcare Advisors

8:30 AM

The Great Transformation: Will the Pandemic Expedite Value in Healthcare?

Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed transformation in our daily lives that continue to challenge convention and expedite new realities. This great transformation has introduced new players, increased access to health care providers and forced employers to question whether they are getting the high-quality care their employees deserve amid ever-increasing costs and widespread staffing changes.

Join MemorialCare President & CEO, Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D., as he provides his insights and predictions on the impact the pandemic is having on the explosion of virtual health options, changes to employee health benefits and what the future holds for our industry.

Barry Arbuckle

President & CEO

9:30 AM

Staying Competitive in the Market: Exploring Innovative Solutions to Physician Alignment Models

Learn how to stay relevant in the market as well as explore case studies on physician alignment, focusing on: incentive compensation and the role of clinically integrated networks; positioning medical groups within the context of outpatient clinics, “friendly-PC” arrangements, and IPAs; and implementing flexible arrangements for physician organizations in the age of telehealth and innovative care delivery all while examining how each of these alignment strategies drive behavior and incentivize participants, provide opportunities for scalability, and create practical and legal implications.

Alex Busto

Nixon Peabody

Jill Gordon

Nixon Peabody

10:30 AM


10:45 PM

The State of Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions

The panel will discuss healthcare merger and acquisition trends as they affect valuations, deal structures, transaction numbers including the potential impact of AB-2080 (Health Care Consolidation and Contracting Fairness Act of 2022) on future transactions in California.

The panel is comprised of industry experts representing investment banking, M&A legal, real estate, and private equity.

Mike Low

Hardesty LLC

Jonathan Bluth

Managing Director
Brown Gibbons, Lang & Company

Matt Coursen

Executive Managing Director,
Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Lead, JLL

Naomi Nakagama Kurata

Managing Partner
Tree Capital Group

Mike McKinnon

Sheppard Mullin

11:45 AM

Networking Lunch

+ Speaker Presentation: Pharmacy: A Strategic Asset
Beethoven Conference Room

Jim Jorgenson


1:00 PM

The Best Approach to Navigating Current and Future Workforce Challenges

In order to weather the storm of the Great Resignation and the continuing workforce shortages in healthcare, leaders must combat vacancies by putting people and talent first.  Successful healthcare organizations create a healthy work environment where staff members feel valued, supported and encouraged to grow. Tactics will be discussed on leadership development and innovative operational strategies that provide organizations with important tactics to drive performance improvement, decrease turnover, improve retention and workforce effectiveness, ultimately increasing the quality of care provided. The importance of these strategies as well as workforce optimization that align staffing levels, skills, and volumes as well as best practices to confront these challenges will be explored.

Stephanie Dorwart

Altius Healthcare Consulting Group

2:15 PM

Provider Well-being: How to deal with COVID Burnout and Keep Providers Engaged

A dynamic panel of providers and executives share their thoughts on how to move forward with healing from the trauma of the pandemic and the current climate of hospital based medicine. They will share their expertise on addressing well-being and tips on retaining and recruiting providers in this challenging environment.

David Obert, MD

Medical Director - Emergency Medicine
University Medical Center

Chris Pruitt, MD

Associate CMO
Sound Physicians

Brian Treuhaft, DO

Regional CMO
Sound Physicians

Barry Wolfman

President & CEO
St. Johns Regional, Oxnard
St. Johns Hospital, Camarillo

3:30 PM


5:00 PM

Hosted Reception

Beethoven Conference Room

Friday, September 30th

General Sessions in Debussy Conference Room

7:30 AM


9:00 AM

Reducing Clinical Variation to Improve Hospital Quality and Margin

Clinical variation is a large and ongoing challenge for most hospitals and health systems in the U.S. Experts suggest that unwarranted clinical variation across service lines represents an actionable savings opportunity of $20M to $30M per $1 billion in revenue. This presentation will illustrate how providers can utilize a systematic performance improvement process including analytics to improve quality and margin by reducing clinical variation in operations and across your medical staff.

Nancy Lakier

Senior Advisor
Clinical Intelligence

10:00 AM

The Evolution of Value-Based Care and Navigating Forward

Rapidly evolving Value-Based Care reimbursement / delivery-service model(s) continue to shift financial liability and risk from payers (CMS in particular) to health systems and provider organizations. In this session, The Evolution of Value-Based Care (VBC) and Navigating Forward, we will discuss current macro-trends in population-health and VBC including risk-based models available for providers to participate in, why they may be of interest, how downside risk exposure is transferred to participants, and what you can do to protect financial liabilities in these programs.

Vince Micucci

Senior VP, Value-Based Solutions
Alliant Insurance Services

11:00 AM