83rd Annual Meeting

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Wednesday, June 12 - Friday, June 14, 2019
Chatham Bars Inn
297 Shore Road
Chatham, MA


Please click here to view the keynote speakers

Wednesday, June 12

12:00 p.m.
Registration Opens
Monomoy Hall

1:30-4:45 p.m.
Pre-Conference Meetings (open to all)

1:30 -3:00 p.m.
Characteristics of High Performing Teams 
Faculty: Camden Consulting Group, Executive Development
David Brendel, MD, Ph.D., Partner 
Margarete Dupere, Managing Director and Senior Partner
Alden Room

3:15-4:45 p.m.
Speak Like a Leader: Communicating with Confidence & Clarity
Faculty:  Bates Communications
Damon Bates, Principal & Senior Consultant
Suzanne Bates, President & CEO 
Alden Room 

3:00 p.m.
MHA Board of Trustees Meeting

5:00 p.m.
Welcome Event: Reception and Dinner Buffet
STARS, Main Inn

7:00 p.m.
Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association 
American Hospital Association Awards 
Jack Barry, Regional Executive, American Hospital Association

7:15 p.m.
Mark Keroack, MD, MHA Chair, and President & CEO, Baystate Health
STARS, Main Inn

Special surprise awards and entertainment

8:15 p.m.
After Dinner Reception
East Lounge, Main Inn

Thursday, June 13

7:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Networking
Monomoy Hall

8:15 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks 
Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association 

Jody White, MBA, FACHE, MHA In-Coming Board Chair and President & CEO, Lowell General Hospital

Welcome & Greetings from Program Emcee
John Donvan, Emmy-award winning correspondent and author

8:30 a.m.
Education Programs 
Monomoy Hall 

Making the Connection to the Patient Experience
Christy Dempsey, MSN, CNOR, CENP, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, Press Ganey

9:15 a.m Break

9:30 a.m.
Creating a Culture of Diversity & Inclusion and Why it Matters
Carmen Kenrich, Moderator, Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee of ACHE of Massachusetts and VP, Business Development, Leaders for Today
Joanne Marqusee, President & CEO, Cooley Dickinson Health Care
Yemisi Oloruntola-Coates, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Baystate Health
Alden Landry, MD, MPH, Assistant Dean, Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School

10:15 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m.
The Future Factors of Work
Kim Lear, Founder & Content Director, Inlay Insights

11:30 a.m.
Healthcare Tech: New Frontiers for Health & Patients 
“TED”-style interactive presentations

Luba Greenwood, J.D., Strategic Business Development and Corporate Ventures at Google, Verily 

Sean Duffy, CEO, Omada Health  

12:15 p.m.
Concluding Remarks: In a Different Key, The Story of Autism 
John Donvan, Emmy-award winning correspondent and author

1:00 to 2:15 p.m. Luncheon 
Presentation of MHA and ACHE of MA Awards
Stars, Main Inn

1:00 p.m. 
Physician Leadership Meeting
Alden Room

2:15 p.m.
Education Programming Resumes
Monomoy Hall
The Advantage of Disadvantage: How to Transform Adversity Into Action
Steve Pemberton, Chief People Officer, Workhuman and Best Selling Author

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m.
CEO Panel
Hospital CEOs react to, and discuss, today’s hottest topics in healthcare
Moderated by John Donvan

4:30 p.m.
Wrap up Remarks

5:00 p.m.   
Association of Healthcare Executive Assistants Meeting
Alden Room

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Reception, Dinner, Dessert and Games/Entertainment on the Beach 
Beach House/Pool Area
Special Guest: U.S. Congressman Richard E. Neal

Friday, June 14

8:30 a.m.         
Full Buffet Breakfast 
STARS, Main Inn

9:00 a.m.
Stephen J. Hegarty Lecture:
Brandon Marshall, NFL Player and Founder, Project 375

Everything changed in 2011 when Brandon Marshall was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. While he triumphed under the stadium lights as one of the best wide receivers in professional football, his personal life was in turmoil. For years, he struggled with the emotional instability that had crept its way into his life; most importantly his relationships and his career. With a diagnosis in hand, All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall was ready to face a different type of opponent.  

10:00 a.m.
Closing Remarks and Adjournment of MHA’s 83rd Annual Meeting
Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association


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A few rooms became available at the Chatham Bars Inn please contact Erin Manton ( to reserve your room.

Should you wish to book a room at another hotel please view our list of hotels in the area. 
  • ApolloMD
  • BFB Gallagher
  • E4H Environments For Health Architecture
  • Lavallee Brensinger Architects 
  • LogixHealth 
  • Lumeris
  • Marsh McLennan 
  • MHA Solutions 
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Phillips, DiPisa & Associates
  • Shields Healthcare Group
  • Sodexo
  • Sound Physicians 
  • TD Bank