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October 22nd, Gary Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO Virginia Mason Health System: “Seeking Perfection; Reflections on the Journey”

October 22nd, Gary Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO Virginia Mason Health System: “Seeking Perfection; Reflections on the Journey”

Please join us October 22nd at 12:30 pm MDT for a presentation with Gary Kaplan, MD. This session will review the Virginia Mason journey over 18 years to transform its organization and culture.  From the early changes and challenges focused on old paradigms to the adoption of the Toyota Production System (Lean Management) as a management system, this session will highlight early resistance to change, the development of a new strategic plan, adoption of new compacts with physicians, leaders, and board members, and hard wiring improvements in quality and safety for sustainability.

The session will include the critical role of leadership and governance and the implications of change in a very dynamic marketplace.

Attendees will take away the following from the presentation:

Objective 1:
Attendees will understand how the power of a new strategic vision focused on moving from a physician driven organization to a patient drive organization can catalyze change and engage physicians, staff, patients and families with common purpose and passion for improvement.

Objective 2:
Attendees will understand the applicability of a new management system to health systems, community hospitals, physicians and all team members to improve quality, safety, and patient experience, while empowering those closest to the work to improve the work yielding higher quality, lower costs and a sustainable business model.


About Our Speaker

Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives,” Dr. Kaplan’s skills as an innovator have literally established a new industry standard. He’s led the charge with the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that includes adapting Toyota’s production process for the health care industry.

Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, has served as chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle since 2000. He is also a practicing internal medicine physician at Virginia Mason. Dr. Kaplan received a degree in medicine from the University of Michigan and is board certified in internal medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) and the American College of Physician Executives (FACPE).

He is recognized as one of the most influential physician executives in health care. He is a founding member of Health CEOs for Health Reform and has held leadership positions with numerous organizations, including the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Medical Group Management Association, and the Washington Healthcare Forum.

Dr. Kaplan is past-chair of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Board of Directors, current-chair of Lucian Leape Institute for Patient Safety, and previously served as chair of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He has been honored nationally for his leadership, most recently being named to Modern Healthcare’s 2020 “50 Most Influential Physician Executives” list (his fifteenth time appearing on this prestigious list).

During Dr. Kaplan’s tenure as chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason has received significant national and international praise for its efforts to transform health care, most notably as the leader in adapting the Toyota Production System for health care. Recent honors include being named “Top Hospital of the Decade” by Healthgrades, receiving the “Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™” in 2019 for the eighth consecutive year and the “Outstanding Patient Experience Award” from Healthgrades, among various other awards and honors.

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 22nd, 12:30-2:00 p.m. MDT–Mountain Daylight Time

WHEREOnline. This will be a Virtual Event through GoToWebinar

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October 1st, Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director, Colorado Dept. Of Healthcare Policy & Financing: COVID-19’s Impact on Colorado & Colorado Healthcare

October 1st, Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director, Colorado Dept. Of Healthcare Policy & Financing: COVID-19’s Impact on Colorado & Colorado Healthcare

Kim Bimestefer

Please join us October 1st at 12:30pm for a presentation and Q & A with Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) on the impact from COVID-19 in Colorado. Director Bimestefer’s presentation will include information on Colorado’s rising unemployment rate, pressure on state budgets, defining the new normal in health care, COVID’s impact on Medicaid and public programs and other emerging issues. Kim will also discuss the statewide ramifications to the scheduled end of the Public Health Emergency.


About Our Speaker

Kim Bimestefer was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to serve as Executive Director for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing on Jan. 8, 2018 and was also appointed by Governor Polis to continue in this role.  As Executive Director, Ms. Bimestefer oversees the operations and strategic direction of the Department, $10B or one-third of the state budget, Colorado Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and other Safety Net Programs.  These programs serve about 1.3 million Coloradans or about 22% of the state’s population. Ms. Bimestefer also helps frame and implement Healthcare policy for the state.

Ms. Bimestefer has been a senior healthcare executive for more than 25 years in not-for-profit, publicly-traded and sole-proprietorship organizations. She was the local Board Chair, President & General Manager for Cigna Mountain States (CO, WY, NM, UT), responsible for strategy, customer satisfaction, care management, provider contracting, growth and earnings. Prior to that role, she founded and built a $10 billion division inside Cigna to serve more than 1.3 million members across the country.

Ms. Bimestefer has received numerous industry awards for leadership in business and industry: Forbes Women Leaders Issue, one of seven western region leaders recognized for exemplary business leadership, June 2016; Colorado’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Business, Colorado Women’s Chamber, 2016; Outstanding Women in Business/Healthcare, Denver Business Journal, 2015; Women of Distinction, Girl Scouts of America, 2015.

Ms. Bimestefer is a Board member of Connect for Health, Prime Health, and the American Heart Association, and an Advisory Board member of Regis University Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professionals and a Precious Child. In her current position, she appoints the Advisory Committee and the Administrator of the state’s All-Payer-Claim-Database. She is a popular expert keynote speaker and panelist on evolving health care topics, and an active supporter of healthcare entrepreneurs and innovators.   Ms. Bimestefer earned her bachelor’s degree cum-laude from Towson State University and her MBA cum laude from Loyola College of Maryland. She is also a graduate of the Wright Management Group and Darden School of Business, Executive Leadership Programs.

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 1st, 12:30-2:00 p.m. MDT–Mountain Daylight Time

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REGISTER:   In order to offset expenses associated with our presentation and to continue promoting a quality product, there is a $15 charge for this event.

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September 10th, Stacey Rizza MD, Infectious Disease Specialist: Living in a COVID World: What We Know Now

September 10th, Stacey Rizza MD, Infectious Disease Specialist: Living in a COVID World: What We Know Now

Stacey RIzza, MD

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the syndrome COVID-19, has swept the planet over the last 9 months. In a relatively short time, tens of millions of people have been infected and hundreds of thousands have died. Although much remains unknown, early scientific and epidemiologic data has provided insights into how this virus transmits, how the syndrome will present, who may be more likely to become very ill from the virus, and what immunity may linger. Many potential treatments are in clinical trials, with some very close to complete FDA approval, and vaccine trials are underway. Most importantly, there is now a good understanding of what we can do as a society to decrease transmission and begin to open businesses, schools, and communities safely.

Three Key Takeaways from Dr. Rizza’s Presentation: 

  1. Understand the mode of transmission and the clinical syndrome of COVID
  2. Appreciate the state of treatment development and current therapeutic options
  3. Understand the state of vaccine development and measures we can take now to decrease infection rates

About Our Speaker

Dr. Stacey Rizza is the Executive Medical Director for International Academic Affairs at Mayo Clinic. She is an Infectious Disease physician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Rizza has been involved in laboratory-based research, clinical research, educational initiatives, and has maintained a busy clinical practice. She is a Professor of Medicine and previous Chair of the Mayo HIV Clinic.Dr. Rizza currently serves as the Associate Dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, the Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, as well as President of the Mayo Clinic Staff.

Dr. Rizza has held NIH grants and received a patent for her work on HIV and HCV mediated apoptosis. She is the Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) / African Collaboration for the HIV and Cancer Treatment Guidelines Committee, a member of workgroups within The International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT), and has served on committees and held roles within the Infectious Disease Society of America, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Dr. Rizza has also consulted with businesses on the creation of cleaning and disinfection protocols to keep customers and employees safe and healthy.

Dr. Rizza graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Haverford College and received her Medical Degree from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. She did an Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, followed by a Post-doctoral Fellowship in HIV and HCV Immunology at the University of California, San Francisco.


WHEN: Thursday, September 10th, 12:30-2:00 p.m. MDT–Mountain Daylight Time

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July 30th, Jill Kinney & Bill McBride: Fitness – Wellness – Medical Integration as a Viable & Effective Business Model

July 30th, Jill Kinney & Bill McBride: Fitness – Wellness – Medical Integration as a Viable & Effective Business Model

There are many challenges being faced by mission-driven healthcare organizations, especially during these Covid-19 times.  Some of the realities revolve around the reduction of elective procedures, overall shortages in revenue, changes in patient behavior, the increased cost of chronic care patient management and the rising sedentary and obese populations.  Jill and Bill will share an overview of the medical fitness opportunity and examples of successful business solutions that bring a new and appealing Win-Win-Win approach.  Patient – Health Care Provider – Medical Fitness Provider.

Five Key Takeaways from Jill”s and Bill’s Presentation: 

  1. Medical fitness defined from a Wellness and Fitness perspective
  2. The benefits of Exercise as Medicine and Medical Fitness for patients, healthcare organizations and US population risk management
  3. Understanding the Fitness-Wellness-Medicine Continuum of Care
  4. The profitable and beneficial intersection of Fitness & Wellness integration within the Healthcare Continuum, both upstream and downstream
  5. The Future and the Opportunities in this space including the growth of tele-health, digital and virtual programs

About Our Speakers

Jill Kinney: Jill Kinney is considered an industry leader in the world of health and fitness. With over 30 years in the health club and wellness business, she has earned her title as “America’s Number One Female Entrepreneur”. Jill founded Club One in 1991 and built it into a $90 million business with over 3,000 employees and 100 clubs. In 2014, she founded Active Wellness, now an international leader in fitness center design and management services.

Jill earned the Distinguished Service Award from the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and has been inducted into the Wellness Revolution Hall of Fame. She is an experienced board member having served on the Board for IHRSA, the American Council on Exercise, March of Dimes, Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Shape Magazine, Presidio Bank, Fitspot, and currently she is the chairman of the board for The Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Jill lives in Marin County with her husband and has three terrific kids.


Bill McBride: Bill is a health club industry veteran with over 25 years of experience leading and managing all aspects of commercial health clubs, medical fitness centers, residential, community, multi-tenant and corporate fitness sites. He co-founded Active Wellness, LLC and owns a health club consultancy – BMC3. Bill has served as Chairman of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Board of Directors, President of the Mid- Atlantic Club Management Association (MACMA) and served on the Industry Advisory Board for the American Council of Exercise (ACE).

He is actively engaged as an author on industry education, serves on several fitness related technology company Advisory Boards, serves on the Medical Wellness Association (MWA) as a Faculty Member. He recently also served on the ACSM Facility Standards & Guidelines 5th Edition Committee as an Editor. Bill consults & speaks regularly on industry topics throughout the world.


WHEN: Thursday, July 30th, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

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June 23rd, Dana Jacoby, M.B.A., M.H.S., Five Things You Need to Know About the Future of Healthcare

June 23rd, Dana Jacoby, M.B.A., M.H.S., Five Things You Need to Know About the Future of Healthcare

Efficiency and Evolution: The challenge of scale and sale in the brave new world of healthcare.

The turn of the 2020 decade promised the most lucrative transaction market in the history of healthcare – until it didn’t. Instead, the COVID-19 crisis erupted across the world and changed the landscape of the medical industry and altered the course of everything from practice management to private equity transactions.

A seasoned professional in the hospital and healthcare arena with sub-specialization in urology, oncology, dermatology, orthopedic and aesthetics arenas, as well as a successful veteran of medical transactions, Dana Jacoby will discuss the five critical elements impacting the future of healthcare, and share details of her profound experience in moving medical practices forward in a post COVID-19 environment.

Five Key Takeaways from Dana’s Presentation: 

  1. Leadership – Why some hospitals and community-based practices were able to pivot and others struggled
  2. Culture – Definition of growth strategy and culture during layoffs, furloughs and relaunch
  3. Re-alignment – Use the crisis to realign “we knew it was coming…”
  4. Scaling – Care groups and telemedicine to maximize efficiency
  5. Valuation – Cash flow and EBITDA multiples after the interruption

About Our Speaker

Dana Jacoby is a professional healthcare industry consultant and thought leader. She has served as a national lead for project development, analysis, implementation, and delivery at more than 25 UHS Hospitals and HCA Health System sites across the United States, as well as for Hospitals and Health Systems Internationally in Asia, Europe, and Canada.

Ms. Jacoby consults with C-Suite Executives, Boards, and Physician Leaders with a specific focus in in the areas of strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, alternative payment models, financial management, operational efficiencies, service line development, and process improvement.

She has also served as lead developer of medical practice, pharmaceutical/device company strategy/planning with a primary focus on: Creation/product market development, medical practice management, provider compensation strategies, efficiency metrics, and process improvement.

Ms. Jacoby graduated from Louisiana State University, holds a Master of Management from Tulane University, and a Master of Health Systems from the University of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a Wharton Fellow Inductee from Wharton University.

An avid marathon runner, Ms. Jacoby has run a marathon in all of the States in the United States and all the continents around the world except Antarctica.


WHEN: Tuesday, June 23rd, 12:30-2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Online. This will be a Virtual Event through GoToWebinar

REGISTER:   In order to offset expenses associated with our presentation and to continue promoting a quality product, there is a $15 charge for this event.

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