Sessions & Dialogues

Sunday, April 23

Jonathan Blum and Greg Bentz headshots

Trustee Session #1: Revitalize Your Board’s Focus on Quality and Patient Safety | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Join Jonathan B. Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of The Joint Commission, and Greg Bentz, board chair, Saint Luke’s Health System and chair of AHA’s 2023 Committee on Governance, for a discussion on the continued importance and focus on quality and patient safety.

LaShawn McIver, M.D., M.P.H., Luis Jose Maseda, and James Liggins, Jr., headshots

Trustee Session #2: Board Leadership for Diversity and Health Equity | 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Hear from LaShawn McIver, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health, and Luis Jose Maseda, trustee, UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, on the role of board leadership in building diversity and addressing health equity outcomes.

Rural Washington Update | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Ensuring policies better support care access in rural areas is essential to maintaining our nation's health. This update will feature candid discussion from rural health policy experts.

Post-Acute Care Update | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Consumer demands and the rapid pace of changes in care delivery continue to accelerate and evolve hospital and post-acute care relationships. Join leaders in the field for this roundtable conversation.

Harsh Trivedi, M.D., M.B.A., Patrice Harris, M.D., M.A., and Arpan Waghray, M.D., headshots

Crisis of Care: Behavioral Health in our Communities | 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

The nation is facing a behavioral health crisis as demand skyrockets. Moderated by Harsh Trivedi, M.D., MBA, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt, this discussion with Patrice Harris, M.D., M.A., CEO and co-founder of eMed, and past president of the American Medical Association, and Arpan Waghray, M.D., CEO, Well Being Trust at Providence Health and chair of AHA’s committee on behavioral health, will tackle challenges and solutions for communities as well as the workforce caring for them.

The Politics of Policy: Health Care’s Next Move | 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

An in-depth discussion on the current health policy landscape, political players, and viable paths forward, with the goal of fostering bipartisan solutions in health care.

Monday, April 24

Lisa Goldstein, Cathy Jacobson, Michael Stewart, and Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., headshots

Pressure Points: The Financial Future of the Field and Impact on Patients | 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Join Lisa Goldstein, senior vice president at Kaufman Hall, for a presentation of policy-relevant research on the financial pressures facing hospitals fighting to care for their communities, and the contributing policy and regulatory burdens. Panelists including Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health, and Michael Stewart, CEO of Saline Health System, will explore key considerations related to short-term reforms and long-term strategies that address the financial sustainability of the field. Moderated by Joanne Conroy, M.D., president and CEO of Dartmouth Health and AHA board chair elect.