2021 Program

2022 Program Will Be Announced in Spring of 2022

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Click Here for Details of Sunday's Recreation & Reception

12:30 - 4:15 PM


12:15 - 4:00  pm
4x4 Desert Tour
Ride through the pristine Sonoran Desert with a cowboy guide, and witness some of the best panoramic views in Arizona. Then take a nature hike and learn how the Native Americans used the ecology of the desert to survive.


12:15 - 4:00 pm
Sonoran Desert Hike
With vibrant wildflowers, towering cacti and lush trees, you’ll get an up-close look at what makes the Sonoran Desert unlike any other landscape in the world!


1:30 - 3:30 pm
Southwestern Cooking Class
Make a cocktail & appetizers inspired by the simple, bold flavors of Southwestern cuisine.

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Receptions & Meals

Welcome Reception

Monday, October 11, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Receptions & Meals


8:00 - 9:00 AM

General Session

Health System Strategic Priorities Post-COVID

Covid has rocked healthcare. But how has it changed the business of health systems? Four top healthcare thought leaders discuss what health systems must prioritize in order to remain relevant in an altered, evolving and highly stressed healthcare landscape. 

Craig_Tim_Lincoln 2PNG.png Tim Craig (Moderator)
VP Education
 Health System 100
  Cullen, MD_Scott_AccenturePNG.png Scott Cullen, MD
Chief Clinical Innovation Officer

Michael Brookshire
Bain & Company

  Wheeler_Tina_DeloittePNG.png Tina Wheeler
Vice Chair- US Health Care Sector Leader
Whelan_Curt_Huron ConsultingPNG.png Curt Whelan
Managing Director
Huron Consulting Group

9:00 - 10:00 AM

General Session

The Big Reset: A New Era in Service Line Rationalization

There’s not a health system in America over the last 18 months that hasn’t seen some combination of electives dry up, costs skyrocket and now stimulus money start to go away. With the economic crisis of Covid almost as bad as the virus itself, health systems are sharpening their pencils and taking a hard look at service line priorities. When is it best to consolidate service lines, shift to an entirely new setting (ie, OP or home) or eliminate services altogether?

Brown_Denise_VituityPNG.png Denise Brown, MD (Moderator)
Chief Growth Officer
  Chamberlain_Denise_Edward Elmhurst HealthPNG.png Denise Chamberlain
Edward-Elmhurst Health
Primack_Matthew_Advocate 3PNG.png Matthew Primack
Advocate Condell Medical Center

Andrei Soran
Pipeline Health

10:45 - 11:30 AM 

General Session

The Biden Impact: Progressive Politics and Healthcare

Health systems are likely to face big legislative shifts, with big implications, in the coming months and years. Two industry veterans – including an HHS insider from the Trump administration – will foretell what can be expected from Biden-era policy, specifically Medicare and Medicaid expansion; antitrust enforcement; home care spending; and drug pricing.

Schile_Rob_CLA-WEB.png Rob Schile (Moderator)
  Hargan_Eric_The Hargan Group-WEb.png

Eric Hargan
Board Member, University Hospitals
Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Paul Keckley 
Principal, The Keckley Group &  Managing Editor, The Keckley Report


11:30  AM - 12:15 PM

General Session

M&A Outlook: Growth Opportunities in a Highly Regulated Market

In an era of increasing regulatory scrutiny over hospital-to-hospital mergers, health systems are pivoting to more outpatient and ancillary opportunities. We’ll explore what these targets looks like – ASC, Home Care, Clinics, Telehealth, and more – and how this phenomenon will impact competition, growth and the overall strategic positioning of health systems. 


Chase_Curt_Husch BlackwellPNG.png Curt Chase (Moderator)
Husch Blackwell LLP
  Farrell_Bill_Gundersen Health SystemPNG.png Bill Farrell
Chief Business & Strategy Officer
Gundersen Health System
Kim_Post_portrait2_80px (002).png Kim Post

Peggy Sanborn 
System SVP, Strategic Growth, Partnerships, M&A
CommonSpirit Health

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Receptions & Meals


1:15 - 2:30 PM

General Session

Executive Workshop: Solving the Staffing Crisis

A hands-on workshop designed to identify best practices in recruitment, retention and culture.

2:45 - 4:15 PM

Speed Meetings

These rapid-format meetings connect providers with innovative solution partners. You will gain some fresh insights, and perhaps find another business partner.

6:30 - 8:30 PM

Receptions & Meals

Country Western Dinner

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Receptions & Meals


8:00 - 8:50 AM

General Session

Moving Boldly Towards Value: Alternative Paths

Three health system CEOs and an expert health system consultant discuss how some leading health systems intend to succeed in bold strategies moving towards value.

LincolnHC-Ellis 2.jpg David Ellis (Moderator)
Managing Director
Health System 100
  Andrabi_Imran_Thedacare-2.png Imran Andrabi, MD
President & CEO
Arbuckle_Barry_MemorialCare.png Barry Arbuckle, PhD
President & CEO
MemorialCare Health System

Michael Dandorph
President & CEO


Jeffrey Hoffman
Senior Partner
ECG Management Consultants


8:50 - 10:20 AM

General Session

Hospitals Without Walls

For 20 years, health systems have migrated care from IP to OP, including satellites, clinics and ASCs.  Now the spotlight is on the home, including a new crop of care models focused on recovery, emergent- and acute-care delivery.  We’ll look at three popular care concepts, and answer a burning question facing healthcare today: Is there a feasible, sustainable business model for hospital-level care in the home?

8:50 - 9:10 am
Part I: In Home Urgent Care
McCarren_Christi_MulticarePNG.png Christi McCarren
SVP, Retail Health & Community-Based Care
MultiCare Health System
Riddleberger_Kevin_Dispatch 2PNG.png Kevin Riddleberger
Co-Founder & CSO
9:10 - 9:30 am
Part II: Advanced Care at Home
Nelson_Chad_Mayo Clinic ArizonaPNG.png Chad Nelson, MD
Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic - Arizona
Shulman_Eliza_Medically HomePNG.png Pippa Shulman, DO
Medically Home
9:30 - 9:50 am
Part III: Home Recovery Care
Messina_Travis_ContessaPNG.png Travis Messina
Co-Founder & CEO

Peggy Sanborn 
System SVP, Strategic Growth, Partnerships, M&A
Common Spirit Health



9:50 - 10:30 am
Part IV: Open Forum Q&A




11:00 AM - 12:10 PM

General Session

Case Studies in Health System Innovation 

Forward-thinking health systems share their initiatives in aggressive strategic transformation, accelerated in part by the urgency of the last 18 months.

11:00 -11:25 am
Part I: Building a Culture of Innovation

Maryland’s fastest-growing IDN describes how it is engendering innovation from within, along with several new business concepts that are the byproduct of its efforts.   

Durand_Daniel_LifeBridge-Health2.png  Daniel Durand, MD
 Chief Clinical Officer
 LifeBridge Health


11:25 -11:45 am (virtual)
Part II: Future Care Ecosystem: Balancing Virtual and Physical

At the vanguard of healthcare delivery, Kaiser shares its vision of the future of the virtual/physical integrated care delivery system from hospital to home.

Hart_Kevin.png  Kevin Hart
 SVP Strategic Development & Technology
 Kaiser Permanente, Northern California

11:45 am -12:10 pm 
Part III: The Birth of the 'Healthcare Utility'

When SSM Health Care joined other top systems to form CivicaRX, it turned heads.  Now they’re at it again with a new platform designed to democratize the launch of digital applications.

Dredge_Carter_SSM-Health.png  Carter Dredge
 Lead Futurist
 SSM Health Care

12:10 - 1:00 PM

Receptions & Meals


1:15 - 2:15 PM

General Session

Healthcare Disruptors on Creating Value

Four purpose-built concepts – each highly successful in engineering “payer-focused value” – share their view of the future of healthcare, including where – or if - health systems fit in.

Fryer_John_Lumeris.png John Fryer (Moderator)
SVP & Head of Market
  Dayal_Gaurov_Everside HealthPNG.png Gaurov Dayal, MD
President & COO 
Everside Health 
Martino_Paul_VillageMD-54.png Paul Martino
Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer
  Van_Horn_Eric_Landmark_Health-BG.png Eric Van Horn
Chief Business Officer
Landmark Health 

2:30 - 5:00 PM


Afternoon at the Pool

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Receptions & Meals

Arizona Nights

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Receptions & Meals

Executive & Spouse Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 AM

General Session

Six Tech & Science Innovations Transforming Healthcare

8:00 - 8:20 am
How Genomic Mapping is Changing Healthcare
Hostin_Damon_IlluminaPNG.png Damon Hostin
Health Systems Lead, Market Access
8:20 - 8:40 am
Using AI to Optimize Clinical Operations
Mehool Patel, MD
Associate Chief Health Officer & Chief Medical Officer Provider Analytics
8:40 - 9:00 am
How Digital Twins Drive Performance Improvement
Kristin-JuarezPNG.png Kristin Juarez
Clinical Advisor, Clinical Innovation & Informatics
Siemens Healthineers
ScheurerMark-Peds-12-2018 (2)PNG.png Mark Scheurer, MD
Chief, Children's and Women's Services & CMO
MUSC Children's Hospital Medical University of South Carolina
9:00 - 9:20 am
Applying Advanced AI to Predictive Population Health

Joseph Zabinski, PhD
Senior Director of AI & Precision Medicine

9:20 - 9:40 am
Drones and Healthcare: Making Medical Deliveries More Efficient
Roberts_Steve_SUNYPNG.png Steve Roberts
Director of Advanced Technologies
SUNY Upstate Medical University
9:40 - 10:00 am
Regenerative Medicine: Forging New Frontiers
Centeno_Chris_RegenexxPNG.png Chris Centeno, MD
CMO & Clinical Founder