Missouri Hospital Association
2017 Leadership Forum

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Dates & Location

Wednesday, June 14 - Friday, June 16, 2017

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Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel
200 East Main Street
Branson, Mo.

Register on or before Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Forum (MHA-member hospitals only) $295

Note: A separate registration is needed if you plan to attend the golf outing.

Hotel Reservation

Room rates are $149 per night plus tax for single/double occupancy.
Reservations must be made by Friday, May 19, 2017, to guarantee rates.


Join executive leadership and trustees from Missouri’s hospitals and health systems at MHA’s Leadership Forum to gain insight into the trends that are transforming the health care delivery system and learn ways to navigate in an increasingly complex environment. This unique forum brings together the nations’ top experts in health care policy, population health and governance, to offer strategies and tools to help organizations better serve their patients and communities.


Industry experts will delve into the challenges and opportunities facing the health care environment — from understanding how the new administration will influence the future of health care, to achieving increased physician engagement and patient satisfaction through leadership. The second day will focus on volume-to-value transformation and engaging trustees as quality and safety champions.

Consider arriving early to enjoy all that Branson has to offer and register for one of the attendees’ favorite events — the HSG golf outing! Hit the links with fellow CEOs, senior leaders and trustees at the No. 1 ranked golf course by Golfweek from 2012-2016 in Missouri — Branson Hills Golf Club. And, reconnect with old friends as you enjoy fabulous restaurants, shopping and entertainment offered nearby. This is an event you won’t want to miss — register today!


Wednesday, June 14

11 a.m. — HSG Golf Outing and Social
Golf Branson Hills Golf Club
100 Payne Stewart Drive

Join us for a fun-filled day on the links with your hospital colleagues and their guests. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will follow at the social gathering. Not playing golf? Plan to join us at 4 p.m. at the golf club for great food, friendship and the announcement of golf winners! Register for the golf outing by visiting

Thursday, June 15

7:30 a.m. — Registration/Continental BreakfastTaneycomo A

Critical Access Hospital Network/Rural Hospital Council Breakfast Meeting – Roark Creek
(Separate agenda information will be emailed to participants.)

9 a.m. — Welcome/Introductions

Patrick E. Carron, MHA, FACHE
Chair, MHA Board of Trustees
Perry County Health System
Perryville, Mo.

9:15 a.m. — Leading to Achieve Increased Physician Engagement and Patient Satisfaction

Robert EarleyEarley
President and CEO
John Peter Smith Hospital

From the Affordable Care Act to reimbursements to greater regulation, hospitals are being asked to do more with less. Robert Earley will share three basic leadership principals he follows that make a significant impact on how their health network performs through the shifting health care landscape. Experience a behind-the-scenes look at how front-line leadership can positively impact workplace culture and drive results by going back to the basics. Find out what Earley means when he says he wants his hospital to feel like “comfort food” to every patient that enters the hospital.

10:30 a.m. — Energy Break

10:45 a.m. — Strengths and Vulnerabilities of the R.N. Workforce in a New Era of Health Reform

Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D.Buerhaus
Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies
Montana State University

Peter Buerhaus will review recent trends in registered nurse employment and earnings in hospital and non-hospital settings, the latest forecasts of workforce supply through 2030 (nationally and regionally), and the implications of R.N. retirement throughout the next decade. Buerhaus also will discuss the challenge of getting the nursing profession to become more value conscious (producing care that increases better health outcomes at lower costs).

Noon — Luncheon (Ticket required) — Cooper Creek

1 p.m. — Politics, Policy and the Future of Health Care in America: A Washington Update

Kristina WegerBoth-Weger_Landon
Executive Director, Executive Branch Relations, Federal Relations
American Hospital Association Washington, D.C.

Daniel Landon
Senior Vice President of Governmental Regulations
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

Kristina Weger will help hospital leaders develop a clear understanding of the current issues being discussed on Capitol Hill and evaluate current strategies for communicating with members of Congress. Weger will interpret how individual hospitals will be affected by decisions made by the administration, and discuss areas of success and potential concerns for the hospital field. Daniel Landon will discuss how MHA is addressing potential changes at the state and federal level, including how to best shape the future of the Medicaid program.

2:15 p.m. — Energy Break

2:30 p.m. — Thriving During Market Change in Health Care

Bruce HimelsteinHimelstein
BJH Group
Boca Raton, Fla.

Bruce Himelstein, globally recognized former Chief Marketing Officer of Ritz Carlton, and former hospital board member, will reveal how the same secrets he used to make Ritz Carlton the top luxury brand can help hospitals and health systems survive the market disruption in health care and succeed in today’s landscape. An expert with a deep understanding of the nuances in a complex and competitive health care environment, Himelstein will explore how capturing the process and use of data and trends is imperative to remaining relevant in a constantly changing environment. Learn why hospitality in health care matters, and how using empathy can bring about an exceptional experience for your patients.

4 p.m. — Adjournment/Social (sponsored by Lathrop & Gage LLP)

Friday, June 16

8:30 a.m. — Registration/Breakfast With Sponsors

9 a.m. — Volume-to-Value Transformation

Todd LindenLinden
President and CEO
Grinnell Regional Medical Center

As the transformation of the nation’s health system begins to take shape, hospitals and health systems will find themselves more accountable for patient outcomes, patient experiences, cost of care and population health. To be successful, organizations will need to transition from volume of services to demonstrate value to their patients and the communities they serve. This can be a challenge for independent rural hospitals. In this session, participants will learn how Grinnell Regional Medical Center — a 49-bed, independent, private, nonprofit hospital that is affiliated with Mercy Health Network,
a 40 hospital, Iowa-based system — established a clinically integrated network for moving to population health.

10:15 a.m. — Energy Break

10:30 a.m. — Engaging Trustees as Quality and Safety Champions

Kimberly McNally, M.N., R.N., BCCMcNally
McNally & Associates

Kimberly McNally will discuss the role of board members and executive leaders in improving quality and patient safety, and offer approaches for increasing their engagement. This session will address strategies for working collaboratively with the board, physicians and administrative leaders, and practical ways to increase involvement of board members in championing quality and safety initiatives.

11:30 a.m. — Adjournment

Continuing Education

ACHEThe Missouri Hospital Association is authorized to award 7.5 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Thanks To Our Sponsors

This program was made possible by contributions from Allscripts, APS, Healthcare Services Group, LHC Group, Lancaster Pollard, Lathrop & Gage LLP, Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority, Merritt Hawkins, Murray Company, Spencer Fane LLP, and The Delta Companies.

The Missouri Hospital Association and MHA Health Institute extend special thanks to our elite financial sponsor, APS.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The registration fee — minus a $50 service charge — is refundable if notice is received by Thursday, June 1. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 1.

For More Information

Donna McCulloch
Convention and Meetings Coordinator
573/893-3700 ext. 1317