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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

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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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

WHEREOnline. 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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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

WHEREOnline. This will be a Virtual Event through GoToWebinar

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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.

WHEREOnline. 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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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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April 2nd, Stephen Hyde, MBA, “How America’s Employers Can Fix Health Care”

April 2nd, Stephen Hyde, MBA, “How America’s Employers Can Fix Health Care”

Important Changes for the Denver Medical Study Group’s Upcoming Meeting.

We recognize that our country is in the midst of extraordinary circumstances due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Our primary concern is for the health of our DMSG Community, our guests, and our venue host, Saint Joseph Hospital, and all healthcare providers.

To comply with the current CDC guidelines, we have made the decision to change our meeting venue to a virtual conference. This way, you will be able to participate from the comfort and safety of your home or office without missing out on the important information that this month’s speaker, Steve Hyde, will share with us.

Our meeting will still be on April 2nd, 2020, but the meeting time will be 12:30-2:00 p.m., instead of an evening meeting. The registration fee for this meeting has been paid for by our DMSG Sponsors below in an effort to show their continued support to our organization and our DMSG Community. 

Thank you for being understanding of these changes. We wish you all the best of health and look forward to you joining us on April 2nd at 12:30 p.m.

Chris Hadley
President and Founder


How America’s Employers Can Fix Health Care

Steve Hyde, MBA

America’s employers have long had the tools necessary to fix our broken health care system and to assure consistently affordable, high-quality medical care for their 170-million employees and dependents and, ultimately, the entire U.S. population—all without any additional government regulation or programs. Yet they have utterly failed to do it, having focused instead on failed top-down, bureaucratic approaches that deny control to the one player with the greatest stake in the outcome—the medical consumer.

The solution lies in employers extending to their employees the same economic principle that has long allowed them to purchase their equally essential food, housing, transportation, and clothing: Consumer control of all the money. With it, employees with use a simple smartphone app will be able to make their own medical choices based on the answers to two simple questions:

  1. For my medical needs, who are the highest-quality, most appropriate medical providers?
  2. Of those, which one is cheapest?

To accomplish this, we need only a single large employer—Employer Zero—to take the initiative to make it happen.

Key takeaways from Steve’s presentation.

  1. The two primary causes of excessive medical costs.
  2. How insurers and PBMs have made it much worse.
  3. How mere non-doctor consumers can capably shop for their own medical care and prescription drugs and drive down costs by half while doubling quality.

Since 1970, author and speaker Steve Hyde has been a managed-care CEO, federal HMO regulator, health insurance actuary, medical group CEO, policy expert, PBM CEO, and confidential advisor to scores of providers, payers, employers, and policy makers. His most recent book How Jeff Bezos Can Fix Health Care: Leading the Transparency Revolution, has received rave reviews from advocates of private-sector health reform including The American Enterprise Institute. His previous books were Cured! The Insider’s Handbook for Health Care Reform, and Prescription Drugs for Half-Price or Less. Steve received a BA in Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

WHEN: Thursday, April 2nd at 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: At your home or office with Video Conferencing through GoToMeeting

Our Platinum Sponsors Include:

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Our Gold Sponsors Include:

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February 27, 2020, Robert K. Smoldt, MBA, Associate Director Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, ASU

February 27, 2020, Robert K. Smoldt, MBA, Associate Director Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, ASU

“Medicare for All? Something Else? What Would You Do?”

Robert K. Smoldt, MBA, Associate Director Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, ASU
Emeritus CAO, Mayo Clinic

Robert K. Smoldt

In this session, Mr. Smoldt will describe three different health reform directions which the US could use to get the country to universal coverage — one direction would be “Medicare for All/Single Payer”. The other two would include: (2) the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program w private insurance option and (3) build on the ACA with some modifications. He will also share survey results showing which countries are happy with their health system and why.

The audience will be split into groups to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each of the three directions. Following reports by each group of the three best advantages of the option they were reviewing, Mr. Smoldt will summarize their findings. Then a “vote” will be taken to see which way the Denver Medical Study Group would take to get the US to universal coverage.


Bob is the Chief Administrative Officer emeritus of Mayo Clinic. He served as a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and Mayo Clinic Executive Committee from 1990-2007. Presently, he is Associate Director of the Arizona State University Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program. At Mayo Clinic, Bob worked in a variety of administrative positions in both medical and surgical departments prior to being named the Chief Administrative Officer. Bob also served two terms on the Board of Catholic Health Initiatives.

Mr. Smoldt earned the B.S. degree from Iowa State University and the M.B.A. degree from the University of Southern California. He has given numerous presentations including the DMSG and is a recognized speaker on the health care environment. He has provided leadership at Mayo Clinic facilities in both Rochester and Scottsdale. He has been involved in health care administration for over 30 years – both with the U.S. Air Force and Mayo Clinic. Mr. Smoldt joined Mayo in 1972, and he has worked in a variety of administrative positions in both medical and surgical departments. Prior to his CAO role, he served as chair of the Department of Planning and Public Affairs.

Mr. Smoldt also has been active in Medical Group Management Association including being the Chair of the organization’s research and marketing committees and has acted as moderator of its international conference in London, England. Most recently, he was a member of the Medical Group Management Association National Awards Committee, which honors those who make significant leadership contributions to health care administration, delivery or education in medical group practice and presents the following awards: Harry J. Harwick Award for Lifetime Achievement Award, Physician Executive Award, Fred Graham Award and Medical Practice Executive of the Year Award.

 

WHEN: Thursday, February 27th from 11:30 to 2 p.m.

Lunch and Networking from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Welcome and Introductions of Individual Attendees including
Recognition of Sponsors and Chris’ Comments
12 noon to 12:15 p.m.
Speaker’s Presentation including Q & A 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  COPIC offices, 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

Sponsored by:   

Platinum Sponsors

University of Denver University College Logo

Eide Bailly

 

Gold Sponsors

First Citizens Bank Logo

December 12th, Colorado Hospital Association Panel Discussion

December 12th, Colorado Hospital Association Panel Discussion

State of the State of Colorado Hospitals: A Panel Discussion

Katherine Mulready, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the Colorado Hospital Association

Reginald Washington, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver

Jamie Smith, MBA, FACHE, President of SCL Health Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver

Sharma Vaughn, RN, MPA, Executive Director of the Community Care Alliance and former CNO of Rangely District Hospital

Join Denver Medical Study Group for an evening panel discussion of the current market and political dynamics surrounding Colorado hospitals in 2019. This event will be held at the Sterne Elder Conference Room, Russell Pavilion, St. Joseph Hospital in Denver.

Our speakers include moderator Katherine Mulready, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the Colorado Hospital Association and panelists Reginald Washington, MD, FAAP, FACC, FAHA, Chief Medical Officer of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Jamie Smith, MBA, FACHE, President of SCL Health Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver,  and Sharma Vaughn, RN, MPA, Executive Director of the Community Care Alliance and former CNO of Rangely District Hospital .

The panel will discuss past and forthcoming legislation impacting health care; hospital initiatives improving health care access, affordability, and patient outcomes.

The evening’s takeaways will include:

How recent major policy changes – and forthcoming legislation in 2020 – will impact health care in Colorado, for better or worse.

How Colorado hospitals are leading the way through innovative approaches to improve cost, quality, and access.


WHEN: Thursday, December 12th at 5:30 p.m.  Heavy Hors’d’oeuvres from 5:30-6:30, Meeting from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  St. Joseph Hospital, 1375 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80218 (Please note the new location for our evening meeting.)

REGISTER:   The cost for this event is $55. RSVP for this month’s event below.

Refunds are available provided you cancel at least five days prior to the event.

 

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October 3rd, Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director, Colorado Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing

October 3rd, Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director, Colorado Dept. of Health Care Policy & Financing

State of the State: “Update on Medicaid and State Affordability Opportunities”

Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing

Kim Bimestefer

Our next Denver Medical Study Group meeting offers an insightful presentation from Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Colorado is a nationally recognized leader in health care transformation, and following this last legislative session, our state is vigorously pursuing numerous paths to lower costs for health care consumers in Colorado.

Among the topics Executive Director Kim Bimestefer will address include updates on Colorado’s Medicaid program, the draft public option and drug importation. She will also discuss health care transparency in Colorado as a result of HB19-1001 and HB19-1320 along with opportunities in the delivery system and cost control priorities.

Join us for an enlightening conversation and opportunity to ask your questions!


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 3rd from 11:30 to 2 p.m.

Lunch and Networking from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions of Individual Attendees 12:15 p.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Recognition of Sponsors and Chris’ Comments 12:20 to 12:30 p.m.
Speaker’s Presentation including Q & A 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  COPIC offices, 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

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September 4th, Jenny Reese, MD; Section Head, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

September 4th, Jenny Reese, MD; Section Head, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

“Thinking Beyond Burnout, How Do We Promote Thriving and Flourishing for Health Care Providers?”

Jenny Reese, MD, Section Head, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Jenny Reese, MD

There has been significant attention drawn to the concept of burnout among health care providers, including prevalence, impact, cost, and outcomes for patients and health care providers. However, much less is published on the ways to mitigate burnout, and even more importantly, how to help individuals and systems thrive amongst the numerous challenges involved in working in health care.

Dr. Jenny Reese will present a brief background on what is known on the topic of burnout, and then draw on her experience as the Director of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Resilience Program to share what is being implemented and studied to not only mitigate burnout, but to promote individual flourishing, and provide team and system based interventions to support health care providers in their daily work challenges.

 3 Takeaways:

  1. Attendees will understand the definitions and prevalence of burnout, second victim, compassion fatigue and moral distress among health care providers
  2. Attendees will learn the evidence behind individual and system-based interventions that are being implemented and studied at University of Colorado School of Medicine and partnering hospitals
  3. Attendees will have a chance to practice some of the skills that are taught through the CU SOM’s “CU Flourish” Well-being Curriculum

 


 

Dr. Reese is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine.  She is the Section Head and Medical Director of the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  She also serves as the leader for provider well-being at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In 2015 Dr. Reese formed the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine Resilience Program for Faculty, Residents, and Fellows; and served as the director of this program through June, 2019. Since then, Dr. Reese has been an invited speaker for over 100 presentations on the topic of Resilience and Well-being for Health Care Providers, including departmental grand rounds, invited conferences, retreats and workshops. Promoting provider well-being is a passion for Dr. Reese, and she presents with an engaging, interactive, experiential style that leaves participants with tangible takeaways to apply to their own practice.

Her clinical time is spent as a pediatric hospitalist, and her administrative duties include quality and process improvement and clinical leadership, as well as developing and promoting programs that support wellness and resilience for health care providers.

Her undergraduate and medical school were completed at University of Washington, in Seattle, WA and her pediatric internship and residency were completed at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Since finishing residency, she has worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Her passions include being a mother to her two sons, ages 13 and 15; and running, cycling, golfing, cooking and traveling.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, September 4th from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  COPIC offices, 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

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