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Emerging Leaders in the Era of Healthcare Reform

April 10, May 14, & June 19, 2013

9:00am - 4:00pm
MHA Conference Center at Executive Park
Burlington, MA

$1499 MHA Member Rate    (fee includes all 3 sessions)
$2499 Non-Member Rate

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Healthcare in America and in Massachusetts is undergoing rapid, disruptive and persistent change which continues to be under the public microscope. It will take visionary leaders to transform our healthcare organizations and to deliver outstanding services in this dynamic environment. MHA’s Emerging Leaders series is tailored to hospital professionals who seek to elevate their management skills within this challenging environment. This year’s series will teach managers about the changing healthcare system and how to be nimble and thrive as effective leaders. The 3-part program is a blend of knowledge of the healthcare landscape, an in-depth look at healthcare finance (with particular focus payment reform) and a leadership development day which will help managers/directors better understand their competencies and how to leverage their skills to lead.

The opportunity for dynamic information exchange and development of a professional colleague network is an added bonus of this program. Class size is limited, Programs are spread out over three months and are held at MHA’s Conference Center in Burlington, MA from 9am-4pm. Register yourself or a member of your staff today!

“All three sessions were extremely valuable, particularly the Strategic Planning and the personal assessment. I have been able to effectively plan meetings for my department keeping in mind what tools to use and how to effectively involve my in the decision making process for workflow improvement.”  - previous Emerging Leader attendee

Program Overview

Day 1
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Leading Healthcare in 2013: Trends, Innovations and Adaptations
Apurv Gupta, M.D., Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Healthcare Leadership, Brown University

Session one of this program will set the stage for the rest of the program. Dr. Gupta, who has worked as a chief medical officer in Massachusetts hospitals, will provide students with a broad overview of national and local healthcare trends including reform, industry consolidation and the evolving role of hospitals within the continuum of care. We’ll also look at how innovation is working in healthcare and how class participants can adapt in their current role/position in their organization. Students will see a more comprehensive perspective that goes beyond local concerns, giving them a strategic vision of healthcare and how they as leaders within their organization can impact and lead change.

Day 2
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Healthcare Finance Basics and Emerging Systems of Payment
Gerry O’Neill, Director, Finance, Winchester Hospital
Richard Silveria, V.P., Finance & CFO, Boston Medical Center

Noted healthcare finance experts with experience in Massachusetts will cover a large amount of territory in this class, looking at the current world of hospital finance and new trends changing the system.  Focusing on operational side, we’ll take a close look at hospital financial basics, accounting principles, and management opportunities through budgeting – How budgets can be used as a tool to drive performance, map accomplishments, and assist in performance planning for the organization. After lunch we’ll examine the payment system from a strategic perspective, how it’s changing, and why this is important for hospital managers/directors.

Day 3
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Becoming a Leader Others Will Follow
Cecelia Wooden, Ed.D., Korn/Ferry International

In healthcare today, managers and directors wear many hats:  delivering quality healthcare, managing limited resources, administering complex programs.  Meeting these demands requires, now more than ever, commitment in addition to compliance. In this session, Dr. Wooden, a nationally-recognized leadership expert, will help participants explore the qualities of an inspirational leader. Through self-evaluation, students will learn what they bring to the table and how to leverage that towards becoming the most effective in their organization.


BONUS: Emerging Leaders students will have an opportunity to meet with Peter Slavin, M.D., President, Mass. General Hospital in a fireside chat format on Tuesday, April 30th from



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Session enrollment is limited to 35 participants who must attend all three programs in full to be eligible for certification & 18 total hours of pre-approved Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credits.