Executive Insights Webinar Series


Ever wanted to pick a hospital CEO's brain about some of the most pressing issues facing our healthcare system? 

MHA is excited to announce the launch of our Executive Insights Series, which will feature candid interviews of hospital leaders throughout 2021. We welcome you to pour a cup of coffee and start your day with us as we hear directly from the CEOs who help power our world-class healthcare community. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 30 | 8-8:30 a.m.
The Strength of our Community Hospitals
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Christine Schuster RN, MBA, president & CEO of Emerson Hospital, will join us on Tuesday, March 30 to discuss her unique perspective as the leader of a community hospital and her take on how we can address some of the biggest challenges facing our system at large. 

Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, President & CEO, Emerson Hospital
Treasurer, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association Board of Trustees
Christine Schuster has over 25 years of healthcare experience. Prior to joining Emerson Hospital as president & CEO in 2005, she served as president and CEO of Quincy Medical Center and previously Athol Memorial Hospital. She also served as COO of the Tenet Saint Vincent Healthcare System, Extended Care Division, and Critical Care Director at New England Deaconess Hospital. She also worked as a healthcare consultant with Coopers & Lybrand. Christine received her MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth Business School and a BS in Nursing from Boston University. 

She currently serves as Chairman of the MA Value Alliance, a leading supply purchasing consortium, Chairman of the MA Council of Community Hospitals, and a Board member of the MA Chapter of the ACHE and the MHA. Christine serves on the Advisory Council of the Health Policy Commission and the Advisory Board of the Suffolk University MHA Program. She is also a Corporator for Middlesex Bank. She currently serves on the MHA Executive Committee and the Finance and Political Action Committees. 
Christine received the 2008 Maynard Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award and the 2011 Concord Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year Award. She received the Prescription for Excellence Award from the Mass Medical Health Law Report. She is a four-time recipient of the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award. Christine was named to the Commonwealth Institute’s 2017-2020 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts List. Early in her career, she was recognized by Modern Healthcare Magazine and Witt Kieffer Associates as one of their Up and Comer Award recipients.

Past Events

Series Premiere: Tuesday, February 23 | 8-8:30 a.m.
New Year, New Hope: A Look at the Year Ahead

Webinar Recording

To kick off the series, Dr. Eric W. Dickson, president & CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, will join us on Tuesday, February 23 to discuss his unique perspective as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eric W. Dickson, M.D., MHCM, FACEP, president & CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care
Chair, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association Board of Trustees

Dr. Dickson is president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest not-for-profit health care system in central Massachusetts with $2.6 billion in annual revenue, 1,700 physicians, and more than 14,000 employees. The system includes three owned hospitals on eight campuses with more than 1,000 licensed beds; four affiliated hospitals; 70 office-based community practices; a behavioral health services agency and hospital; six urgent care centers; and an Accountable Care Organization. UMass Memorial trains 550 residents and fellows annually and performs world-class research in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Dickson also serves as a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 

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