Sessions & Dialogues

Sunday, April 24

 Headshot of Carla L Carten, PHD and Joe Wilkins, MBA, FACHE for Sunday Trustee Session

Trustee Insight: Equity & Workforce | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Participate in this roundtable discussion on board-directed changes that address workforce equity challenges featuring leaders on equity and inclusion workforce policy. Featuring Joe Wilkins, MBA, FACHE, Founding Member and Chair of the Operations Committee, Black Directors Health Equity Agenda; and Carla L. Carten, Ph.D., Interim Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Mass General Brigham.

 Headshot of Lee Fleisher, M.D., Gregory M. Bentz, and Rick Smith for Sunday Trustee Session

Trustee Insight: Role of Trustees in Preparedness | 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Hear timely updates from national leaders on preparedness policies and roundtable discussion of how boards can ensure they are prepared for the next emergency including community partnerships featuring Lee Fleisher, M.D., Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Chief Medical Officer and Director, CMS Center for Clinical Standards & Quality; Gregory M. Bentz, Chair, Saint Luke’s Health System and Chair-Elect, AHA Committee on Governance; and Rick Smith, Chairman, Schneck Medical Center.

 Headshot of Rural Washington Update

Executive Insight Session: Rural Washington Update | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Both the pandemic and long-term challenges underscore the need for policies to better support care access in rural areas. Moderated by Siri Nelson, president and CEO, Marshall Medical Center, this update will feature panelists Sarah Heppner, director of Policy Research, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, HRSA; Keith Mueller, director of Rural Policy Research Institute; Humberto Carvalho, public health advisor, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration; and Kristen Lunde, health policy advisor, Senate Finance Committee.

 COVID-19 and NextGen Hospital PAC Partnerships

Executive Insight Session: COVID-19 and NextGen Hospital Post-acute Care Partnerships | Lessons on Adaptability and Value | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to test the entire healthcare continuum, including post-acute care providers. Many health systems in hot spot communities have relied on their post-acute care partners to treat the sickest COVID patients and to take the pressure off when overwhelmed with a COVID surge. The panel, featuring Suzanne Kauserud, vice president of continuing care services, Atrium; Samuel Hammerman, M.D., CMO, Select Medical; and Huy Ngo, M.D., Medical Director, Special Populations & Transitions of Care, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, will share pandemic lessons that will help shape the next generation of hospital-PAC relationships. Additionally, panelists will discuss regulatory waivers necessary to continue to advance health care in America. The session will be moderated by Jim Prister, CEO of RML LTCHs, AHA Board Member, AHA Post-acute Care Steering Committee Chair.

Equity Spotlight

Equity Spotlight | 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A candid conversation for health leaders on race, equity and health care featuring Joy Lewis, AHA senior vice president, health equity strategies, and executive director, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity; Daniel Dawes, executive sirector of Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine; and moderated by Kulleni Gebreyes, M.D., U.S. chief health equity officer, Deloitte.


COVID-19 Impact on Our Health Care Landscape | 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Moderated by Rod Hochman, M.D., Providence president and CEO and immediate past board chair of AHA, panelists will tackle lessons learned and innovations that are here to stay. Terry Myerson, CEO, Truveta; Janice Nevin, M.D., president and CEO, ChristianaCare, and AHA board member, and Andy Slavitt, former Senior Advisor to the Biden Administration COVID Response, will discuss.

Monday, April 25

 Headshot of Melinda L. Estes, M.D.,U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., Erin Fraher, Ph.D., MPP, Mary Beth Kingston, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, and Ron Werft for Workforce Forum

Workforce Forum | 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Framed by recent policy-relevant research from Erin Fraher, Ph.D., director of the Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, panelists including Mary Beth Kingston, R.N., CNO, Advocate Aurora Health Care and AHA board member; Ron Werft, president and CEO, Cottage Health, AHA board member and AHA workforce taskforce chair; and Michael Dowling, president and CEO, Northwell Health, discuss short-term solutions and long-term strategies. Moderated by Melinda L. Estes, M.D., Saint Luke’s Health System president and CEO.