Innovative Healthcare Speakers for Every Issue, Topic and Event...
Culture Change / Integration
Simon T. Bailey, Inspiring Brilliance
Simon T. Bailey is a leadership imagineer and author whose expertise equips emerging leaders and organizations with tips, tools and techniques on how to unleash their potential. He is the former sales director on the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Simon T. Bailey International, Inc..
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.
Chris Blackmore, Speaker
Have you heard about the "Disney Approach to Quality Service" program? When Fortune 500 Companies sent their top leaders to Disneyworld for this training, guess who Disney asked to motivate them? CHRIS BLACKMORE! Chris Blackmore now presents his program, Care! An Excellent Patient Experience(TM) revealing the culture changing philosophy of Disney's training, management, theater and guest psychology.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sheila N. Glazov, Author
Sheila N. Glazov is an award-winning author, internationally known personality expert, professional speaker, and passionate educator. Sheila's Brain Color programs and books will help decrease the conflict and increase the harmony, collaboration, and communication in your Organization. The differences in Brain Color personalities and how they shade perceptions impacts the way you communicate and interact with patients, colleagues, and diverse individuals in the healthcare workplace. Discovering and understanding your individual strengths while adapting to others' idiosyncrasies will no longer be an overwhelming task.
Kevin S. Groves, PhD
Kevin S. Groves, PhD, is President of Groves Consulting Group, LLC, and Associate Professor of Management at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. Supporting clients across multiple industry sectors, the firm focuses on developing evidence-based solutions that are anchored by rigorous research. A sample of his healthcare clients includes St. Joseph Health System, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, HCA, SCAN Health Plan, HealthStream, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Health.
Vicki Hess, RN, MS, CSP
Vicki Hess, RN, is your go-to resource for positively impacting employee engagement in healthcare. Her unique views on employee engagement are evidence-based, relatable and real world. Organizations that implement Vicki's ideas experience increased productivity, safety, quality, retention, patient satisfaction, creativity and more.
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.
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!
Eric Kidwell, Speaker
Eric Kidwell has seen both sides of healthcare. From the corporate suite, to facing a life-threatening diagnosis and back again, his experiences give him a unique perspective on the Patient Experience. Eric's ability to translate the business of healthcare to the human side with humor, experience and real-world examples makes him a sought after choice for conferences and events across the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Darryl Ross, Speaker
True motivational trainers with a call to action are hard to come by, and Darryl is one of the elite few. Darryl's skills have been honed over 20 years, and he is now a highly sought-after speaker and trainer. He has found his passion in motivating team members and helping organizations to improve patient experiences. Darryl is a vice president, keynote speaker, and top facilitator for Integrated Loyalty Systems (ILS), a company on a mission to help elevate the human side of healthcare.
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.
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.
Joe Tye, MBA
Joe Tye is the leading authority on values-based and leadership skills and strategies, and on building a culture of ownership on a foundation of values in organizations.
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.
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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