Innovative Healthcare Speakers for Every Issue, Topic and Event...
Physician / Hospital Alignment
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.
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.
John J. Byrnes, MD
John Byrnes, MD is the author of The Quality Playbook (November 2015) and founder of Quality BootCamp(R) and HRO Academy(TM). He's widely recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on quality, safety, and physician engagement. His presentations and workshops are dynamic and immensely practical--always motivating his audience to create a culture of excellence that delivers world-class clinical outcomes.
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.
Carson F. Dye, FACHE
Carson F. Dye, FACHE, President & CEO of Exceptional Leadership, LLC, is a seasoned leadership consultant with 40-plus years of leadership and management experience. For the past 20 years, he has conducted over 600 leadership searches for a variety of health care organizations. These have included CEO, COO, CFO, and physician executive roles in health systems, academic medical centers, universities, and free standing hospitals.
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.
Starla Fitch, MD
Dr. Fitch is a surgeon and executive coach who delivers dynamic, enthusiastic teaching and training on Beating Burnout, Work-Life Balance, Finding Resilience, and Physician Connection and Leadership. She is the author of international best-seller REMEDY FOR BURNOUT: 7 Prescriptions Doctors Use to Find Meaning in Medicine.
Joyce Hyam, RN, PHN, MPA/HSA
Joyce teaches you the tools to gain more clarity on what you want for yourself, your team, your customers, your patients and your organization. You will discover easy ways to achieve your desired outcomes. A more joyful outlook will be the result for you and the entire organization and the people for whom you provide services. Change is a constant and how we handle it can make all the difference in our happiness. Begin a habit of positive expectation and see the amazing results.
Kent Jackson, MA, LMSW
Kent was born in Iowa City , Iowa and other than a few early years of his life spent in Chicago , has resided in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids , Iowa . He attended the University of Iowa like his father and 4 siblings, eventually earning a Masters degree in Counseling and Human Development.
William F. Jessee, MD, FACMPE
Dr. Jessee is one of the nation's leading experts on physician services management and hospital-physician integration. In particular, he is skilled in the development and implementation of strategies for creating aligned economic interests among physicians, hospitals and payers. He is also widely recognized as an expert on health policy issues, and the role of governance in quality improvement and patient safety.
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.
John W. Kenagy, MD, MPA, ScD, FACS
John Kenagy, MD's, message is straightforward: "Thriving in 21st century healthcare means providing more and better care at less cost. That's not just another fix; it's enduring fitness." His book, DESIGNED TO ADAPT: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times, was the ACHE 2011 Book of the Year. His inspiring presentations show how to develop your people to deliver Ideal Patient Care and continually lower cost. That's enduring fitness for your organization!
William Miller, MSSW, MA, MS, MDiv, EdD
Dr. Will Miller has earned the reputation as an extraordinary keynote speaker. He is a recognized expert in the area of stress & coping, interpersonal relationships, organizational health and workplace culture. A therapist and teacher at Purdue University, he lectures at the schools of Organizational Leadership, Management and Mass Communication on the social environment of the workplace and the impact on productivity.
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.
James L. Reinertsen, MD
Dr. Reinertsen now brings his skills and experience to the Institute for Health Care Improvement in Boston, where he is a Senior Fellow, heading IHI's leadership development sector, and to hospitals and health care systems throughout the United States and Europe. He was a subcommittee member of the Institute of Medicine's work that produced the landmark publications "To Err Is Human" and "Crossing the Quality Chasm," and as an author of papers in major medical journals.
Philip L. Ronning, MHA, Author
With thirty-five years of healthcare management experience, Philip Ronning focuses on accountable care, specialty programs, strategy, organization, integration, culture and more. Ronning has worked with urban to rural markets across the board and a client list of over 300. The American Hospital Association has published eight of his books.
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.
Steven T. Valentine, MPA
With more than 35 years of health care consulting experience, Mr. Valentine has considerable expertise in the areas of strategic planning, business transactions, mergers, hospital-physician relationships, and financial analysis. Mr. Valentine was the issue editor and an early pioneer on hospital turnarounds (topics in Healthcare Financing: Financially Troubled Hospitals). Mr. Valentine authors the annual "Top 10 Trends in Healthcare" for Trustee. He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on healthcare issues, industry trends and its future outlook.
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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