Thursday, October 8, 2020

*Agenda is Subject to Change

9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. CST

Publisher’s Opening Address

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

9:05 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. CST

Opening Keynote

Investing in Culture to Build Resiliency for Uncertain Times

In this keynote presentation, Mark Clement, president and chief diversity officer of Cincinnati-based TriHealth, will share TriHealth’s journey in building and strengthening its system culture through the “The TriHealth Way.” The TriHealth Way has enabled this $2.1 billion health system to weave together the pre-existing rich cultures of six hospitals and nearly 150 standalone sites of care, ranging from physician offices to major ambulatory campuses to post-acute facilities. As importantly, it is what prepared TriHealth to remain strong, adaptive, and resilient throughout the extraordinary events of 2020.

Mark Clement, President and Chief Executive Officer, TriHealth

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. CST

Supporting the Mental Health of Employees

Jobs in healthcare are very rewarding, yet demanding. Dedicating a lot of time and energy, the workforce has realized the importance of self care and personal mental health as they continue to work hard and rise through the ranks. The question is, has your HR department become aware of this increasingly important aspect of a healthy work-life balance? Have you discussed topics such as the loneliness of remote workers, preventing burnout and creating flexible work schedules? In this session, learn how to invest in the mental health of your employees and create a program that will retain your employees and foster an environment of positivity and value.


Betsy Schwartz, Vice President of Public Education and Special Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health



Dr. David Lubarsky, Vice Chancellor, Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Health

Dr. Eric Wei, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals

Dr. Arpan Waghray, Chairman, Behavioral Medicine Clinical Performance Group, Providence

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. CST

Taking A Stand on Social Issues

Now, more than ever, employees are demanding that employers take a stand to societal and social issues. In addition to growth and financial success, organizations have become accountable for their impact on society and the environment. Younger workers, especially, want to work for companies that are making a positive difference in the world. Companies that take a stand on social issues may be unpopular with some people, but if they want to attract the right talent, they have almost no choice. In this session, learn how to effectively take positions that will resonate with future employees and to avoid receiving negative feedback.


Amelie Karam, Millennial and Generational Speaker, Consultant and Expert



Dennis Franks, Chief Executive Officer, Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center

Inez Stewart, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Johns Hopkins Medicine

11:45 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. CST

Non-Traditional Recruiting Strategies and Upskilling the Workforce

More and more organizations are piloting "skills based" hiring, or the practice of setting specific skills and competency requirements for a job rather than only looking at a candidate's credentials. As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, HR departments realize they need to tap into new power skills of the future, including a combination of soft skills, thinking skills, and digital skills. Taken together, these skills are the new expectation for employ-ability in 2020 and beyond.The talent pool is getting wider and wider and companies are less focused on age, gender and other factors and more concerned with whether the person can do the job and work well with others. In addition to sourcing non-traditional candidates outside of four year colleges, companies are expanding their recruiting channels to include boot camps, company sponsored apprenticeships and partnerships with community based organizations. In this session, learn what it means to recruit talent for their soft skills and how it can make a difference in the quality of your employees.


Sherrie Barch, President, FurstGroup and NuBrick Partners



David Crawford, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Maxine Carrington, Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer, Northwell Health

12:45 p.m.- 1:15 p.m. CST

Fireside Chat: Healthcare Hiring Trends

Healthcare organizations are figuring out how to optimize the remote work dynamic as they weigh permanent work-from-home arrangements. While remote work has its advantages, healthcare companies have had to build a new culture, communication system, collaborative environment and benefit design, among other hurdles. This conversation will cover the healthcare workforce trends that have been developing long before the pandemic and what’s in the store for the future.


Aurora Aguilar, Editor, Modern Healthcare

Tony Gregoire, Research Director, SIA | Staffing Industry Analysts

1:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. CST

Closing Keynote
The Moments that Matter: Connecting Team Members to your Organization’s Mission, Values and Philosophy

There are key moments when organizations must take action and engage team members appropriately to build and strengthen a cultural framework that fosters a workplace where people feel safe, empowered and that they belong. The result is a culture that brings people together to provide the top-quality compassionate care; and inspires innovation and agility.

Terry Shaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, AdventHealth

1:35 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. CST

Publisher's Adjournment

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

5:30 p.m. CST

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