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May 22nd, Donna Lynne, Chief Operating Officer of Columbia University Medical Center and CEO of Columbia Doctors

May 22nd, Donna Lynne, Chief Operating Officer of Columbia University Medical Center and CEO of Columbia Doctors

“Transforming Health Care in an Academic Medical Center”

Donna Lynne, DrPH, Chief Operating Officer of Columbia University Medical Center and CEO of Columbia Doctors

Donna Lynne

Academic medical centers (AMCs) are dealing with the same challenges their non-academic counterparts are—financial pressure from purchasers, managed care organizations and insurance companies, as well as from Medicare and Medicaid.  Regulations and compliance activities for AMCs are often more burdensome, and of course, since AMCs have the role of providing clinical care, research and training, as well as an inherent bias towards specialty care, their cost structure is higher.  This session will describe some of the strategies AMCs are using to thrive in today’s complex health care environment, from affiliations with community based hospitals, to ACO formation, and internal cost management strategies and efforts to develop more consistency and efficiencies in what are often decentralized systems.

Lessons from AMCs in NY and other states, including Colorado, will be highlighted.

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Donna Lynne, DrPH, is the Chief Operating Officer of Columbia University Medical Center and the CEO of Columbia Doctors, an 1800 faculty practice organization.  Until early 2019, she was Colorado’s 49th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to assuming her roles in Colorado state government, Dr. Lynne served as the executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and as group president responsible for its Colorado, Pacific Northwest and Hawaii regions – overseeing an $8 billion budget, 1.4 million members and 16,000 employees. She participated in numerous boards and commissions during her time at Kaiser Permanente, including the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Public Schools Foundation Board and many others.

She is recognized as one of the top women business leaders in Denver and one of the top 25 Women in Healthcare in the nation. Dr. Lynne also spent 20 years working in various positions in New York City government including First Deputy Commissioner at the Office of Labor Relations, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations, and Senior Vice President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from University of New Hampshire, a Masters of Public Administration from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Public Health from Columbia University. In 2014, Dr. Lynne received an honorary doctorate of public service from the University of Denver, and in 2017 an honorary bachelor of science degree in nursing from Colorado Mountain College. She resides in Denver with her husband and enjoys activities such as climbing all of Colorado’s fourteeners, participating in Ride the Rockies and going on ski challenges around the world. Dr. Lynne has three children and two stepchildren.


WHEN: Wednesday, May 22nd at 5:30 p.m.  Heavy Hors’d’oeuvres from 5:30-6:30, Meeting from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Children’s Hospital Conference Center, 13123 East 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO

REGISTER:   The cost for this event is $50. RSVP for this month’s event below.

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Denver Medical Study Group will donate a portion of your registration fee for this event to the Medical Career Collaborative (MC2) sponsored by Children’s Hospital Colorado and Denver Health. If you would like to join us in supporting this program, please send us an email through the Contact button at the top of this page. 

The Medical Career Collaborative Program is an incredible way to engage students from under-represented groups in the healthcare workforce. Similar to the Denver Medical Study Group catering to all professions that touch healthcare in some way, the MC2 program is working on engaging students in both clinical and administrative paths so they have an opportunity to learn about available career paths in the medical field. For more information about this program, click here to download a PDF.

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March 21st, Gary Herschman, Attorney, Epstein Becker Green

March 21st, Gary Herschman, Attorney, Epstein Becker Green

Private Equity in Healthcare:
What is it and How Will it Impact Colorado?

Gary W. Herschman, Attorney, Epstein Becker Green

     Gary W. Herschman

The pace of healthcare industry consolidations, including mergers and acquisitions, has dramatically increased in each of the last 3 years, and industry experts predict that this trend will be even more robust in 2019.  The key impetus for this trend is the desire to reduce out-of-control costs of healthcare in the U.S., by moving to a value-based reimbursement system which rewards the provision of quality, cost-effective and patient-centric healthcare services.  To be successful in achieving this objective, providers must invest large amounts of capital into advanced EMR and IT platforms, care management staff, care coordination capabilities, and less-expensive care-delivery settings.  This demand for substantial capital has favored larger organizations and their ability to benefit from economies of scale and sophisticated corporate infrastructure.

Thus, healthcare providers – such as hospital systems, physician groups, home health companies, and urgent care, retail and behavioral health clinics – have expanded in size through strategic consolidation and affiliation transactions, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  Likewise, the demand is growing for healthcare EMR and information technology companies to develop software, apps and other IT platforms to assist providers in providing quality, cost-effective and consumer-friendly care.

Key “takeaways” from Gary’s presentation will be: (1) The Value of a Private Equity Partner; (2) Why are Practices Aligning with Investors? (3) Private Equity Investment Successes; and (4) Private Equity Trends in Physician Specialties.

WHEN: Thursday, March 21st from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

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

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