WSHA Annual Member Meeting and Governance Education Day 2017 resources

October 9, 2017

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Award winners

Congratulations to our Community Health Leadership Award winners and our Joe Hopkins Memorial Award winner Eric Lewis, CEO of Olympic Medical Center.


Annual Member Meeting: Thursday, October 12

 7-8:30 a.m., World Trade Center ACHE breakfast
 8-9 a.m., Pacific Foyer WSHA Annual Meeting Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by LifeNet
 8:30-9:45 a.m., Seaport Room WSHA Board Meeting
 9-9:45 a.m., Pacific Rooms E-F WSHA Orientation

Open to new hospital executives, board members & anyone interested in an introduction to the association

 9:45-10 a.m. Break – Sponsored by Coopersmith Health Law
 10-10:45 a.m., Pacific Rooms A-D WSHA Business Meeting
10:45-11:45 a.m., Pacific Rooms A-D Changing What Counts As Health CareSponsored by Qualis Health
Rebecca Onie, Co-Founder & CEO, Health Leads
 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Harbor Room AWPHD Board Meeting & Lunch
 12-1 p.m., Pacific Rooms A-D Networking LunchLead Sponsor: Fox Rothschild, Supporting Sponsor: B.E. Smith
 1:10-2:10 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Legislative Update: Big Issues & How Members Can Advocate, Pacific Rooms A-D 
    • Chris Bandoli, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, WSHA
    • Len McComb, State Lobbyist, WSHA
    • Eric Lewis, CEO, Olympic Medical Center
    • John Flink, Federal Lobbyist, WSHA
    • Lisa Thatcher, State Lobbyist, WSHA & AWPHD
  • Disaster Preparedness: The New Road to Readiness, Seaport Room
    • Jennifer Graves, Senior Vice President, Patient Safety & Quality Operations, WSHA
    • Kevin Abel, CEO, Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics
    • Michael Loehr, Chief of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Washington State Department of Health
    • Travis Nichols, Coordinator, Washington State Region 9 Healthcare Coalition
  • The Road Home: Care After a Hospital Stay, Pacific Rooms E-G 
    • Zosia Stanley, Government Affairs Director, WSHA
    • Kristin Byrne, Office Chief of Community Living, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
    • Merry Fuller, CNO/COO, PMH Medical Center


 2:20-3:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Legislative Update: Big Issues & How Members Can Advocate (repeat), Pacific Rooms A-D
    • Chris Bandoli, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, WSHA
    • Len McComb, State Lobbyist, WSHA
    • Eric Lewis, CEO, Olympic Medical Center
    • John Flink, Federal Lobbyist, WSHA
    • Lisa Thatcher, State Lobbyist, WSHA & AWPHD
  • Leadership and Communication on Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days, Seaport Room
    • Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, Vice President, Membership and Communications, WSHA
  • Health Care Transformation: From Concept to Action, Pacific Rooms E-G 
    • Marc Provence, Director, Office of Medicaid Transformation, Washington State Health Care Authority


 3:30-4 p.m., Pacific Rooms A-D Honoring Our MembersLead sponsored: Commerce Bank, Supporting Sponsor: USI
 4-5 p.m., Pacific Rooms A-D Looking Ahead: The Future of American Health CareSponsored by Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel
 5-6 p.m. ReceptionSponsored by TeamHealth
 6-7:30 p.m.  Annual Membership Meetings and Dinner

  • Public Hospital District Workers Compensation Trust
  • Unemployment Claims Management Trust

Governance Education Day: Friday, October 13

 8-9 a.m. Continental BreakfastSponsored by LifeNet Health
 9-11:30 a.m., Pacific Rooms A-D Governance in Action
Karma Bass, FACHE & Erica Osborne, Via Healthcare ConsultingUsing small group activities and case studies you will be asked to bridge the gap between theory and practice, identifying the key issues, recognizing and articulating positions, evaluating courses of action and arguing different points of view.
 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Pacific Rooms A-D Backstage of a Public Life

  • Marco Lowe, MPA, KING-5 Political Commentator, Seattle University, Adjunct Professor
  • Mary Kay Clunies-Ross, WSHA

Marco and Mary Kay will share some of their experiences working in the public eye. It’s not always easy– sometimes it’s laughable– but there’s always a lot to learn and feel good about.

Lead Sponsor: Fox Rothschild; Supporting Sponsor B.E. Smith

 1-2 p.m., Pacific Rooms A-D Sustaining Access to Care: Key Financial Drivers
Steve Huebner, Huebner Advisory, LLCSteve will discuss the role of governance in embracing and adapting to change and the keys to providing sustainable access to care with a focus on increasing revenue, reducing costs and improving quality and outcomes.
 2-3 p.m., Pacific Rooms A-D Physicians and the Board: How does it work best? A discussion of Best Practices in a Crucial Relationship

  • Lawrence M. Schecter, MD, FACS, Associate Dean, Everett Clinical Campus, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University

Dr. Schecter will dive into the relationship between physicians and the Board, discussing how these two legs of the three-legged stool function best and relate to management in creating a community-wide delivery system.

Parking information

There are several parking options near the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, including valet parking and nearby lots.

Annual Meeting Plenary Speakers

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Joint Appointment, Wharton School and School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Founding Chair, Clinical Center of the NIH Former Special Advisor on health policy, Office of Management and Budget

EEmanuel-Photo_cCandacediCarloEzekiel Emanuel is one of the leading practitioners shaping the future of healthcare, with a long record of experience at the top levels of policy. He is an engaging, incisive, forthright, and witty speaker on healthcare reform and the transformation of American medicine. Trained both as an oncologist (MD, Harvard Medical School) and a political scientist, Zeke offers a uniquely thoughtful perspective on the most difficult issues in medicine today.

From February 2009 to January 2011, Zeke was a special advisor for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget. As one of the most prominent voices advising the White House about healthcare, he had a significant impact on federal healthcare budgets and the Affordable Care Act.

Today, Dr. Emanuel holds a joint position at the Wharton School and the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he chairs the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy. He is a founding chair at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. He currently serves as Chair of the meta-council on The Future of Health Committee for the World Economic Forum. Until 1997, he was an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School.

In his forthcoming book, Prescription for the Future: The Twelve Transformational Habits of Highly Effective Medical Care (June 2017), Zeke looks to the future to describe how the best healthcare in the US will be achieved in coming years.

His previous book, Reinventing American Health Care, is the definitive account of the ACA — what it changes, what we can expect going forwards, and what this means for your audience. Zeke ends the book with a reflection on “Six Megatrends” — six bold predictions about the radical changes we can expect in the next ten years. His is also the author of, Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family, a true American success story of how one family produced three high-achieving kids. His other books include The Ends of Human Life and No Margin, No Mission: Healthcare Organizations and the Quest for Ethical Excellence.

Dr. Emanuel served on President Clinton’s Health Care Task Force, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC), and the bioethics panel of the Pan-American Healthcare Organization. He developed The Medical Directive, a comprehensive living will that has been endorsed by Consumer Reports on Health, Harvard Health Letter, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles on the ethics of clinical research, health care reform, international research ethics, end of life care issues, euthanasia, the ethics of managed care, and the physician-patient relationship. He is also a contributor to Fox News offering healthcare and policy analysis.

He received numerous awards including election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science, the Association of American Physicians, and the Royal College of Medicine (UK) and many others. Hippocrates Magazine selected him as Doctor of the Year in Ethics. His articles have appeared in such medical journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and JAMA. His popular writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and many other publications.

Rebecca Onie, Co-Founder and CEO, Health Leads

Rebecca OnieIn 1996, Rebecca Onie co-founded Health Leads to address the fundamental drivers of patients’ health. With our hospital, community health center, and integrated delivery system partners, Health Leads has enabled physicians and other healthcare providers across the country to “prescribe” food, electricity, and other basic resources their patients need to be healthy – and armed a variety of workforces to “fill” those social needs prescriptions by working side-by-side with patients to access the existing landscape of community resources.

Health Leads arms healthcare institutions with the tools, technology, analytics, best practices, and peer community necessary to address their own patients’ resource needs and to champion a healthcare system that address all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. Last year, Health Leads directly served over 14,000 patients and their families, touching nearly 50,000 total lives.

In 2009, Rebecca was honored to receive a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. She has also been recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2012 Young Leader Award; Network for Excellence in Health Innovation’s 2014 “Innovators in Health” Award; Forbes Magazine’s Impact 30, recognizing the world’s top 30 social entrepreneurs; and the Schwab Foundation’s 2013 Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Rebecca is one of the Aspen Institute’s inaugural Health Innovator Fellows; a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; member of the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation External Advisory Council; and a One Acre Fund board member.

She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She previously clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood of the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and was an associate at Miner, Barnhill & Galland P.C., a civil rights and community economic development firm.

WSHA 2017 Community Health Leadership Award spotlight video

Thank you sponsors

Diamond sponsors

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Platinum sponsors

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Gold sponsors

athenahealth  Commerce Bank

Silver sponsors

Allscripts Astellas
 B.E. Smith Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, P.S.
Envision  Moss Adams
Regional Health   USI


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