82nd Annual Meeting: Challenging Times, Innovative Solutions

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REGISTRATION FEES (excludes meals):

$329.00 MHA Member Rate
$279.00 MHA Team Member Rate (3+ People)**
$2499.00 Non-Member Rate
 **MHA Member Team Rate of $279 per person applies for three or more 
registrants from the same organization registering at the same time. Please register directly with MHA Education to receive this special rate. 

AGENDA- MHA’s 82nd Annual Meeting 
June 6-8, 2018 
Doubletree by Hilton Boston North Shore, Danvers, MA 


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Pre-Conference Meeting Registration
Grand Ballroom Corridor                            

 12:00 pm-3pm                     
Pre-Conference Education Meetings

2018: Healthcare's Emerging Trends, Innovations and Adaptations
Apurv Gupta, MD, MPH
Gloucester Room, Mezzanine Level
*Separate registration required. Click here to register.

Successes in Medicaid Delivery & Population Health Transformation:
A Case Study of Staten Island and How The Results Can Work Elsewhere
Raj Lakhanpal, Chief Executive Officer, Spectramedix
Salvatore Volpe, MD, FAAP, FACP, FHIMSS, CHCQM, Chief Medical Officer, Staten Island Performing Provider System
Marblehead Room

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Noon – 6:00 pm                   
Annual Meeting Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Corridor

3:00 – 4:00 pm                     
Social Media Summit: Unleashing the Power of Social Media in the NSR Campaign
Gloucester Room, Mezzanine Level

4:00 – 5:00 pm                    
MHA Board of Trustees Meeting
North Shore Ballroom

5:00 – 6:00 pm                     
Opening  Session
Grand Ballroom

Welcome and Opening Conference Remarks

Keynote: Healthcare’s Shifting Political Landscape
Susan Dentzer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI)

6:00 – 7:00 pm                    
Opening Reception 
Living Room - Sponsored by MHA Solutions

7:00 pm                                
Group Dinner
Grand Ballroom

Reception & Entertainment: Dueling Pianos
Living Room

DAY TWO  Thursday, June 7, 2018

6:30am – 8:25am:
Physician Leadership Session (open to all annual meeting attendees):
Building Physician Hospital Alignment in a Value Driven World
ModeratorSteven M. Defossez, MD, EMHL, CPE, Vice President, Clinical Integration, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
Sarika Aggarwal, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization LLC (BIDCO)
G. Alan Kurose, MD, MBA, FACP, President and CEO, Costal Medical
Richard Lopez, MD, Senior Vice President., Population Health, Atrius Health, CMO, VNA care
Allen L. Smith, MD, MS, President, Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization

Gloucester Room, Mezzanine Level

7:30am – 4:30 pm               
Annual Meeting Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Corridor

Continental Breakfast & Networking
Grand Ballroom Corridor

MHA Annual Business Meeting
Grand Ballroom

8:30 am                                 
Grand Ballroom

Opening Remarks & Greetings
Mark Keroack, MD, MHA Chair and CEO, Baystate Health System

Leadership in Times of Chaos

Vice Admiral, Peter Neffenger, US Coast Guard (RET),
Deputy National Incident Commander for the  2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Networking Break

Optimizing Outcomes: The Promise of Population Health Strategies  
Timothy G. Ferris,
MD, MPH, CEO, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
Jeffrey Hulburt, MBA, 
President & CEO, Beth Israel Deaconness Care Organization
Richard Lopez,
M.D., S.V.P., Population Health, Atrius Health
Meryl Moss, MPA, EHML, Coastal Medical, COO
Daniel Plowden, Principal, Finance & Operations, Health Leads

11:00am: Networking Break

The Future of Nursing: News from the Front Lines
Christine C. Schuster, RN, MBA, President & CEO Emerson Hospital
Deborah Cronin-Waelde, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, SVP, Clinical Operations/Chief Nursing Officer, Melrose Wakefield Healthcare
Marcia Fowler, Chief Executive Officer, Bournewood Health Systems
Timothy Quigley, RN, Vice President, Acute Care, Operations & Chief Nursing Officer
Kimberly Stevenson, Manager, Clinical Health Data Analysis and Research, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

Special Presentation:
Elise Wilson, RN 
Survivor of 2017 Stabbing Attack in Harrington Hospital ED

12:15– 12:45 pm                 
Grand Ballroom Corridor
Sponsored by E4H Environments for Health Architecture

12:45 pm                              
Group Luncheon
In-Coming Chair's Remarks: Mark Keroack, MD, President & CEO, Baystate Health System
Grand Ballroom III & IV

The Age Of Disruption: 
Everything Has Changed and Nothing Is Different
Scott Stratten, President of Un-Marketing
Grand Ballroom I & II

Discussant Panel on Disruption: 
The Impact on and Possibilities for Healthcare
Moderator:  Andy Freed, CEO, Virtual, Inc.
Chris Boggs, Founder, Web Traffic Advisors
Rich Gliklich, MD, XIR, CEO & Chairman of OM1
Jean Mixer, VP, Strategy & Digital Health, Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital 
Grand Ballroom I & II

6:30 – 9:30 pm                    
Annual Membership Dinner & Entertainment:
Tailgate Party With Entertainment by Eastern Standard
Sponsored by Steffian Bradley Architects
Grand Ballroom III & IV

Entertainment Continues in the Trade Winds Lounge


Friday, June 8, 2018

Full Buffet Breakfast
Grand Ballroom I & II

Opioids: A State of the State
Grand Ballroom I & II

Governor Charles Baker

Reactor Panel:
Michael Botticelli, Executive Director 
Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center

Dianne J. Anderson, RN, MS, President & CEO, Lawrence General Hospital
Anton B. Dodek, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Neighborhood Health Plan
Jeffrey W. Hillis, JD, MBA, President & General Counsel, AdCare Hospital
Edward H. Moore, MBA, President & CEO, Harrington HealthCare System, Inc.

Fighting the Loss of Addiction with Love: One Nurse's Story
Kathryn Morini, RN   

10:00 am:                             
Adjournment of MHA’s 82nd Annual Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Allie Cataldo at or 781-262-6059.


DoubleTree by Hilton, Boston North Shore, Danvers, MA 

June 6-8, 2018 

$149/night + tax
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