“Overcoming Urban and Rural Challenges in Colorado’s Health Ecosystem Today and in the Future”
Join us on Thursday, May 4th, 2023, for an in-person meeting!
Social Hour (drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided) will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with keynote speakers’ Jeff Tieman, CEO of the Colorado Hospital Association and Kevin Stansbury, CEO, Lincoln Health in eastern Colorado to talk about how healthcare has changed during the past three years as we are coming out of the COVID pandemic. The challenges of workforce shortage, inflation, fixed re-imbursement levels and supply chain shortages have all impacted how healthcare is provided in both urban and rural communities.
Both Jeff and Kevin will share how urban and rural hospitals will focus on innovation and opportunities to come through with new types of care models and more interesting ways for patients to get care that they need. The short-term future creates an opportunity to come out of this better and smarter as well as more efficient with the goal that the patients’ needs are better served than ever before.
Saint Joseph Hospital campus Map with parking directions and directions to the conference center will be provided upon registration for the meeting.
- An understanding of how competitive the healthcare landscape across Denver and the Front Range really is.
- Learn how urban hospitals manage and mitigate the social determinants of health (SDOH)—poverty, violence, homelessness, and other systemic issues.
- Learn how challenges such as long-term care and mental health care fall on urban hospitals in numerous ways.
- Learn how rural hospitals are geographically more isolated with little consolidation in Eastern Colorado vs. the Western Slope and San Luis Valley
- An understanding of SDOH in rural communities is generally related to food shortages, sedentary lifestyles and general poverty and limited employment opportunities.
- Learn the challenges of a rapidly aging and growing population in rural areas can benefit from state and federal regulators understanding of rural health needs—including long-term care facilities and nursing homes.
- Learn what limitations exist on outdated healthcare facilities, lack of high technology and education of patients on access to and use of telehealth services.
About the Speakers
Jeff Tieman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), which he joined in August 2022. In his role at CHA, Jeff provides leadership and direction for the Association’s work to serve and advocate for the state’s 100+ hospitals and health systems.
Prior to CHA, Jeff served as the President and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS) for six years. In his previous role, he led the Montpelier-based association in creating and carrying out its strategic vision; managing advocacy, policy, and member relations initiatives; leading public affairs and partnership work; and serving as a liaison to regional and national policy boards and hospital organizations.
Preceding VAHHS, Jeff was Chief of Staff for the Catholic Health Association (CHA) in Washington, D.C., a national organization representing more than 700 hospitals. He worked at CHA for 12 years where he managed the office of the president and CEO, directed strategic planning, and led the organization’s messaging on health reform and the Affordable Care Act. Earlier in his career, Jeff spent four years as a reporter for Modern Healthcare magazine, two years in Chicago and two as Washington Bureau Chief.
Jeff received his master’s degree from George Washington University’s School of Political Management in 2014. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colorado College in 1996. He also currently serves as a member of the Board of the Vermont Food Bank.
Kevin Stansbury currently serves as the Chairman of CHA Board of Trustees and is the CEO at Lincoln Health in Hugo, CO. Kevin has over 35 years in healthcare, primarily in community hospitals. He has served in roles in hospital administration, strategic planning, healthcare project planning and service in emerging economies. His work has taken him not only across the United States but all over the world globe, including Bangladesh, Botswana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Colorado Hospital Association Board of Trustees as incoming Chair. He has also served on a variety of State and National task forces supporting the cause of rural health. Recently Mr. Stansbury was appointed by Governor Polis to the Colorado Option Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Colorado e-Health Commission.
Mr. Stansbury is a founding member of the Eastern Plains Health Consortium. He received his BS in Business Administration from the University of Wyoming; MS in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University and he received his JD with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law. Kevin and his wife Jennifer have three grown children, a daughter in Castle Rock with one of their grandchildren, a daughter and son in-law in Firestone, Colorado with their other five grandchildren; and a son who lives in Wichita, Kansas.
WHEN: Thursday, May 4th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Food and Networking from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Welcome and Recognition of Sponsors 6:30 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.
Speakers’ Presentation including Q & A 6:35 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Russell Pavilion, St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO 80218
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