Innovative Healthcare Speakers for Every Issue, Topic and Event...
Leadership - Operations
Kristin Baird, RN, BSN, MHA
With over thirty years of experience in patient care, health care marketing, business development and administration, Kristin Baird is a talented speaker and consultant with a passion for service excellence. The president of Baird Group, Inc., Baird earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Masters of Science in Health Services Administration from Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN
In 2010 Kathleen was voted one of the "Top 20 Leaders in Healthcare" by Health Leaders Media because of her groundbreaking work in transforming the physician-nurse culture. An expert in conflict and confrontation, Kathleen takes down the role and department silos in organizations with the energy of Don Quixote, motivating her audiences with practical tools to form the barrier-less relationships which are the most critical foundation of Accountable Care Organizations.
Bruce A. Berger, PhD, RPh
Bruce is President of Berger Consulting, LLC and Emeritus Professor at Auburn University. He has developed comMIt (Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training for health care providers) and AU MITI (Auburn University Motivational Interviewing Training Institute) and AU MITI (Auburn University Motivational Training Institute. He has taught motivational interviewing in health care for over 15 years.
Joseph S. Bujak, MD, FACP
Joe Bujak, MD, FACP is the founder of Bujak and Associates, a healthcare consulting and teaching organization that addresses issues at the Healthcare Organization-Provider interface. His areas of focused expertise are: understanding and influencing physician behavior, leading and managing transformational change, enhancing patient safety and clinical quality, and restoring joy to the healthcare professions.
Lawton R. (Bob) Burns, Phd, MBA
For the past 25 years, Dr. Burns has analyzed physician-hospital integration. The last 13 years he spent studying the healthcare supply chain. He is the author of numerous papers and books on healthcare supply chain management to Healthcare Innovation. He is currently an endowed professor of Healthcare Management and Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FACPE
President and CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc., Dr. Burroughs works with top healthcare organizations to provide 'best practice' solutions and training throughout the country in the areas of governance, physician-hospital alignment, performance improvement/patient safety, medical staff development & strategic planning, physician performance and behavior management, as well as ways in which physicians and management can work together in new ways to solve Quality, Safety, Operational, and Financial challenges through Population Health programs and clinically integrated networks.
Paula Butterfield, PhD, PCC
What absorbs most of your time at work, keeps you up at nights, may even give you a pack-a-day Rolaids habit? If you're like most leaders, it's the dizzying array of interpersonal and business issues: the need for greater trust, resilience, motivation, and engagement among your employees, the need for more innovation and nimbleness to stay competitive in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. Professional speaker and executive coach Dr. Paula Butterfield will show you what it takes to create environments like this: environments in which people can bring the best of who and how they are to what they do.
Sandra L. Coletta, Speaker, COO System, Former CEO
Sandy Coletta describes herself as a woman first, a mother second and a healthcare executive third. Rising through the ranks from an entry level position to the C suite over the course of 25 years positioned her to take the reigns as CEO at a community teaching hospital recovering from a financial crisis yet still suffering from a quality and image crisis.
Bryan J. Dodge, Speaker
Bryan Dodge has been transforming the business and healthcare environment as well as the lives of those within it for over 25 years. Whether Bryan is keynoting at a conference, convention, a corporate event, or conducting a business workshop, Bryan electrifies audiences with humor, knowledge, and real life examples that remind us of what and why it is we do what we choose to do in life.
Dike Drummond, MD
Dr. Drummond is a Mayo trained family practice physician and executive coach delivering highly interactive, fully customized teaching & training on Stress Management, Burnout Prevention, Physician Engagement, and tools for effective Physician Leadership. Author of STOP PHYSICIAN BURNOUT: What to Do When Working Harder Isn't Working - Now a Healthcare Best Seller!
M. Tray Dunaway, MD, FACS, CSP
Tray Dunaway, MD's connection to the "business of medicine" started when he was three years old and his mother read him the Golden Book classic, "Nurse Nancy." He, however, identified with the doctor, but thought the band-aids that came "free" with the book were too cool. When he later discovered drug sales reps provided free penlights, he was hooked.
Diane Egbers, BS, MS
As a Master Facilitator in Healthcare Leadership, Diane is highly engaging and has a passion to serve leaders, helping them to gain strategic insight and translate it into practical application for greater effectiveness. Diane works collaboratively with healthcare clients such as Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to set and achieve goals that involve cultivating the strengths of key talent and realizing potential for success at organization, team and individual levels.
Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP
Dr. Kaplan is Immediate Past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians and national faculty for ACEP. He Medical Director of Care Transformation for LCMC Health in New Orleans, LA. He is a past Medical Director of Studer Group and past Director of Service and Operational Excellence for CEP America. Dr. Kaplan continues to practice clinically because he loves the clinical practice of medicine, and caring for patients helps him remain close to the patients', the hospital staff's, and the physicians' current experience.
Nathan S. Kaufman, BS, MS
Nathan Kaufman is Managing Director and founder of Kaufman Strategic Advisors, LLC, an established San Diego-based consulting company. He has over 30 years of experience and is a nationally renowned expert in the areas of peak performing hospitals and physician groups, hospital strategy, physician compensation, integrated delivery systems, managed care, joint ventures and dispute resolution and has been called upon as an expert witness in healthcare arbitration cases.
Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN
As a co-creator, author, and editor of the Relationship-Based Care series of books and seminars, Ms. Koloroutis helps health care organizations create a framework for delivering world-class care with strong underlying values and principles and then works with them to implement that framework.
Robert Laszewski, Speaker
Robert Laszewski is president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, Inc. (HPSA), a policy and marketplace consulting firm specializing in assisting its clients through the significant health policy and market change afoot. Before forming HPSA in 1992, Mr. Laszewski was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Group Markets, for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.
David M. Lawrence, MD
Dr. Lawrence was the CEO and Chairman of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals for 10 years. His vast experience in leading a hospital system as well as being a board member of several notable institutions enables him to engage and assist select healthcare systems that pursue advances integration strategies
Fred M. Lee, Author
IN MEMORIAM: Author, Lecturer, and Guiding Light 08/08/1939 - 03/26/2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Lee who will occupy a permanent place in American Healthcare's Pantheon of Patient Loyalty, Patient Experience, and Compassion by caregivers. Fred, the best-selling author of IF DISNEY RAN YOUR HOSPITAL: 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently, passed away on Sunday evening, March 26, 2017 of complications from neuro-surgery due to glioblastoma.
Wendy Leebov, EdD
Leebov is founder and Partner of Language of Caring, the company culminating from her accomplishments with Wendy Leebov and Associates and the Leebov Golde Group. Before making her mark as champion of the international patient experience movement, Wendy was Vice President and change coach for the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia where she worked for 20 years.
Joseph A. Michelli, PhD
Joseph A. Michelli, PhD, is an internationally sought-after speaker, author, and organizational consultant who transfers his knowledge of exceptional business practices in ways that develop joyful and productive workplaces with a focus on the total customer experience. His insights encourage leaders and frontline workers to grow and invest passionately in all aspects of their lives.
John J. Nance, JD
A trusted visionary, the main focus of John Nance's acclaimed presentations has become Patient Safety, and the critical need for Care Coordination. Following Dr. Don Berwick's lead, John is convinced that the survival and excellence of healthcare requires seismic changes. Advances rely on enthusiastic and dramatic staff improvements in the patient/caregiver experience. A member of the healthcare community for over two decades, he is author of the ACHE 2009 Book of the Year, WHY HOSPITALS SHOULD FLY and was one of the founding board members of the National Patient Safety Foundation.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA
David Nash is the Founding Dean and the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. JSPH provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future. Its offerings include Masters Programs in Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy, Chronic Care Management and Applied Health Economics.
Jake Poore, Speaker
Jake Poore has a passion for and expertise in, what it takes to create and maintain a world-class service organization. He has consulted with over 100 top organizations on the subject and has been nationally recognized for his expertise and delivery skills.
Mark Scott, Speaker, Former Hospital CEO
Mark Scott is a nationally known healthcare visionary and a highly-rated speaker for hospitals, health systems and healthcare associations nationwide. As former CEO of Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon, Mark implemented a first-of-its-kind culture change to the hospital bringing it national accolades, recognition and awards.
Ajit Singh, PhD, Former CEO of Siemens Digital Radiology and Medical Informatics
Dr. Ajit Singh spent nearly twenty years at Siemens Healthcare in various CEO roles based in the US and Germany. Between 1988 and 1995, he concurrently served on the faculty at Princeton University. He is a consulting professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford University and currently managing director and general partner at Artiman Ventures, based in Palo Alto, CA.
Scott Steinberg, Innovator/Consultant
Scott Steinberg is one of the world's best-known strategic innovation, change management consultants, and the CEO of TechSavvy Global, a management consulting and market research firm which helps clients create value and cultivate competitive advantage based on emerging innovations and trends.
Bernice J. Washington, Speaker
Bernice J. Washington is a veteran trustee having served on Texas Health Resources Boards for more than 20 years. In addition to Texas Health Resources, she has served on 18 other Boards of Directors and has held major leadership roles in six (6) multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns.
Jeffrey A. Weisz, MD
Jeffrey Weisz, MD is a Managing Principal and Consulting Physician at Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc. With over 37 years of combined experience as both a practicing Hematologist-Oncologist and an Executive Medical Director, Dr. Weisz is an accomplished physician leader and a passionate advocate of patient-centered care. His commitment to improving affordable health care through clinical quality, service-oriented and accessible care has earned many of the nation's highest awards for exceptional health outcomes.
Shari Welch, MD, FACEP, FACHE
Dr. Welch has been a practicing emergency physician for 26 years and a healthcare quality improvement consultant for over 15 years. She speaks to hospitals and organizations across the country on Quality, Safety, Efficiency and the Patient Experience of Care. She is an expert in Engaging and Aligning Physicians in a Quality Agenda.
Brian Wong, MD, MPH, CEO
Through his speeches, workshops and consults, Dr. Brian Wong helps healthcare organizations build 'Patient Accountable Cultures' based on the point of view that patients expect us to work as teams, teams require coaches, and every leader's primary role is to coach their team. His interactive sessions engage participants with some of the same hands-on tools and techniques shared in his book, "Heroes Need Not Apply".

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