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January 25 | 12:00 pm January 26 | 1:00 pm

Westin Copley Place

10 Huntington Ave,
Boston, Massachusetts 02116 United States
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The Future is Now 

Thursday, January 25, 2024  

12:00 – 3:00pm 


3:00 – 3:05 pm


Christine Schuster, RN, President & CEO, Emerson Health  

3:05 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: The Future of Work

Kim Lear, Founder, Inlay Insights

4:00 4:45 pm

The Future of our Commonwealth: From Beacon Hill and Beyond

Secretary Yvonne Hao, Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Development

Secretary Lauren Jones, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Secretary Kate Walsh, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Moderator: Steve Walsh, President & CEO, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

4:45pm – 5:30 pm 

The Future of Nursing 

Al Campbell, RN, President, Winchester Hospital  

Joanne Fucile, RN, Associate Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Hospital Operations, Spaulding Rehabilitation Cambridge 

Terry Hudson-Jinks, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services, Tufts Medical Center   

Joan Vitello, RN, Dean, Graduate School of Nursing, UMass Chan Medical School 

Moderator: Nancy Gaden, RN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Boston Medical Center  

5:30 – 6:15 pm


6:15 – 7:30 pm

Dinner & Award

Remarks From:

Kevin Tabb, MD, 2024 MHA Board Chair, President & CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health

MHA Health and Hospital Hero Award: 
Representative John Lawn and Senator Cindy Friedman, Co-Chairs, Joint Committee on Health Care Finance 

7:30 – 8:30 pm

After Dinner Reception and Dessert

8:30 – 10pm 
MHA After Hours at Bar 10 

Friday, January 26, 2024

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


8:30 – 10:00 am

Breakfast Keynote & Special Recognitions

Stephen J. Hegarty Award: James Fanale, M.D., Former CEO, Care New England

A Celebration of Equity Leadership: Pratt Wiley, President and CEO, The Partnership 

Annual Address: Governor Maura T. Healey  

Keynote Speaker, Advancing Health Equity and Addressing Racism in Healthcare

Dr. Uché Blackstock, Founder & CEO, Advancing Health Equity, Author, Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine 

The Future of Health Equity Reactor Panel

Michael Curry, President & CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers 

Tom Sands, President, Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals; Interim Divisional President, Community Care, Beth Israel Lahey Health System

Lynnette Watkins, M.D., President & Chief Operating Officer, Cooley Dickinson Hospital 

Izzy Lopes, Vice President, Health Equity, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association 

10:00 – 10:30 am


Book Signing by Dr. Uché Blackstock

10:30 am– 1:00 pm

The Future of Climate: Healthcare’s Central Role

Tevin Wooten, Meteorologist, NBC10 Boston


Paul Biddinger, M.D., Chief Preparedness and Continuity Officer, Mass General Brigham  

Robert Goldstein, M.D., Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health  

The Future of Politics: From D.C. to the Front Lines

Victoria McGrane, Politics Editor, Boston Globe

Domenico Montanaro, Senior Political Editor and Correspondent, NPR 

The Future of Innovation: Understanding & Embracing Disruption

Deborah DiSanzo, President, Best Buy Health  

David Fairchild, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Retail Health, CVSHealth  

Daryl Tol, Head of Health Assurance Ecosystem, General Catalyst  

Moderator: John Halamka, M.D., President, Mayo Clinic Platform 

The Future of Leadership: CEO Roundtable

Michael Lauf, President & CEO, Cape Cod Healthcare 

Rozanna Penney, President & CEO, Heywood Healthcare 

David Seltz, Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission 

Moderator: Doug Banks, Executive Editor, Boston Business Journal 

Closing Remarks

Kevin Tabb, M.D.

Highlights from our 2023 Annual Meeting

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