MHA's Spring Forward Leadership Summit

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Boston Newton Marriott
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

In following CDC recommendations, masking will be required and guests are asked to test themselves for COVID-19 within 24 hours of the event. 

$199   Member Rate
$349   Non-Member Rate

Group discounts available! Inquire for more information.

MHA’s Spring Forward Leadership Summit


8:00 am | Breakfast and Networking

8:30 am | Opening Remarks

Christine Schuster, President and CEO, Emerson Hospital  
Conference Emcee: Mallika Marshall, MD, Medical Reporter, CBS Boston/WBZ-TV 
Steve Walsh, President and CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

8:40 am | Healthcare from the House
Hear from House leadership on key issues and priorities including market dynamics, access to coverage, and critical interventions in public and behavioral health. 

Representative John J. Lawn, House Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Financing
Representative Marjorie C. Decker, House Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health

9:00 am | The Healthcare Leadership Agenda: Charting the Path Forward
Discussion of the greatest opportunities and challenges facing healthcare including workforce retention and growth, shifting sites of care and advancing health equity and innovation.

Panel Discussion
Cain Hayes, President and CEO, Point32Health
Anne Klibanski, MD, President and CEO, Mass General Brigham
Christine Schuster, President and CEO, Emerson Hospital 
Kevin Tabb, MD, President and CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health
Moderator: John McDonough, Professor of Public Health Practice in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

10:15 am | Break

10:30 am | On Caregiving: What’s Hard, What’s Helping and Opportunities for Short Term Impact

Alexandra Drane, Co-founder and CEO, ARCHANGELS 

11:00 am | Cracking the Workforce Code

Discussion of innovative solutions to retain and attract workers

Panel Discussion
Rosemary Sheehan, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mass General Brigham 
Patricia Samra, Vice President HR Operations, Baystate 
Sarah Sjostrom, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Hebrew Senior Life
Moderator: Alexandra Drane, Co-founder and CEO, ARCHANGELS 

12:00 pm | Luncheon

12:30 pm | Redefining Excellence in Times of Uncertainty

Thomas H. Lee, MD Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey 

1:15 pm | The Story Behind the Story

Panel Discussion
Jessica Bartlett, Medical Reporter, The Boston Globe 
Eric Boodman, General Assignment Reporter, STAT News 
Gabrielle Emmanuel, Senior Health and Science Reporter, WBUR 
Moderator: Mallika Marshall, MD, Medical Reporter, CBS Boston/WBZ-TV

2:00 pm | Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Steve Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association


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