Saturday, April 26

1:30 -5 p.m.: Pre-conference Activity

SCAG
Supply Chain Executive Affinity Group Meeting, Part I

The Supply Chain Executive Affinity Group provides senior executives from VHA health care organizations with a unique, safe network for sharing with peers. The agenda is developed by supply chain executives and allows for free-flowing conversations, relevant hot topic discussions and true peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Sunday, April 27

7 a.m. -2:30 p.m.: Pre-conference Activity

SCAG
Supply Chain Executive Affinity Group Meeting, Part II

The Supply Chain Executive Affinity Group provides senior executives from VHA health care organizations with a unique, safe network for sharing with peers. The agenda is developed by supply chain executives and allows for free-flowing conversations, relevant hot topic discussions and true peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

1 -3 p.m.: Pre-conference Activity

Helping Shape the Future of Supply Chain – Focus Group

Although relatively new to the industry, aptitude offers a robust set of functionality that is already delivering value to hospitals and suppliers. While its current form is changing the way many are doing business, we are looking for volunteers to help shape the next iteration of this market-changing technology.

During this highly interactive focus group, we are asking individuals to play several roles while interacting with the platform, provide candid feedback on their experience and react to future ideas or concepts.

4 - 5:45 p.m.: General Session

VHA Excellence Awards Honoring VHA Members

The VHA Excellence Awards, presented during the opening general session of the Navigating to Excellence Forum, recognize VHA member organizations that have achieved extraordinary levels of performance in clinical care, supply chain management and sustainability.

Monday, April 28

8 - 9 a.m.: Sessions

Health Care Transformation: Insights from Industry Leaders

Don May, Executive Vice President of Payment and Health Care Delivery Policy, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

Samuel R. Nussbaum, MD, Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy Chief Medical Officer WellPoint

David Pate, MD, JD, FACP, FACHE, President and CEO, St. Luke’s Health System

Moderator: Steve Miff, PhD, Senior Vice President, VHA

Making Value-driven Health Care Real: Linking Supply Data with Clinical Outcomes

H. Clark Federer, MD, FACS, Medical Director of Clinical Integration and Strategy, Swedish Covenant Hospital

Rob Welch, MD, Vice President, Upper Midwest Region, VHA

Successful Physician Preference Initiatives in a Supply Network

Jerry Dea, Director, Supply Chain Management, Cedars-Sinai Health System

Maxwell S. Laurans, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Physician Lead for Neurosciences, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, Physician Advisor, Northeast Purchasing Coalition

Vikki Noyes, MBA, FACHE, Vice President of Operations, Scottsdale Healthcare

Leanne Todisco, Vice President, New England Region, VHA

Saving $80 million through Total Supply Chain Transformation: BJC HealthCare Case Study

Nancy LeMaster, MBA, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, BJC HealthCare

Michael Schroeder, MBA, Director, Supply Chain Transformation, BJC HealthCare

Annette Alexander, MBA, RN, PMP, CMRP, Director, VHA

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.: Sessions

Blood Management: The WellStar Journey to Value-based Care

Robin T. Wilson, MD, MSHA, CPE, Senior Vice President, Chief Health Innovation Officer, WellStar Health System

Clinical Supply Integration from an Analytics Perspective

Preston N. Comeaux, III, FACHE, VP, Financial Support Services and Supply Chain Management, Vidant Health

Heather Bogan, MBA, MPM, PMP, Vice President, VHA

Matt Naville, Director, VHA

Integrating Materials Management into the Operating Room

Don Barton, MBA, BSN, RRT, Director of Purchasing, Major Health Partners

Amy Pasko, MBA, CMRP, Implementation Manager, VHA

Measuring Value in Pharmacy Supply Networks beyond Cost

Mark Donaldson, BSP, PharmD, FASHP, FACHE, Director of Pharmacy Services, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Mountain States Pharmacy Network

Physician CEOs: Reflecting on the Roles of Physician Leadership in Today’s Health Care Organizations

Dean Gruner, MD, President and CEO, ThedaCare Inc.

Rodney Hochman, MD, President and CEO, Providence Health & Services

David Pate, MD, JD, FACP, FACHE, President and CEO, St. Luke’s Health System

Moderator: Robert Dean, DO, MBA, Vice President, Central Region, VHA

10:30 -11:30 a.m.: Sessions

Clinically Integrated Networks and Delivering Care across the Continuum

Elizabeth Ennis, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Baptist Health System

D. Keith Fernandez, MD, President, Physician in Chief, Memorial Hermann Physician Network, Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization

Mike Schweitzer, MD, MBA, Vice President, Southeast Region, VHA

Driving Savings from Effective Management of Purchased Services

Tom Harvieux, MS, Vice President, Corporate Supply Chain Management, Sanford Health

Jenifer Axline, RD, LD, Vice President, Novation

Rebecca Morrill, MBA, Director, Novation

Evolving Strategies of Physician Engagement in Managing Supply Chain Utilization

Janet Bay, MD, Vice President, Lead Physician - Neuroscience, OhioHealth

Kevin Lutz, DPM, FACFAS, Vice President, Surgical Services and Anesthesia, OhioHealth

Robert Dean, DO, MBA, Vice President, Central Region, VHA

Supply Formularies: A How-to Guide

Alan Kapperman, MBA, CMRP, Implementation Manager, VHA

Amin Mokrivala, MIE, MBA, Implementation Manager, VHA

Service Line Optimization: Managing the Opportunities and Challenges of Systemness

Robert Jansen, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, WellStar Health System; President, WellStar Medical Group

Barry Mangel, MD, Chief Cardiology Officer, WellStar Health System

Richard Siegel, Vice President, Cardiac Service Line and Cardiovascular Medicine, WellStar Health System

Gena Futral, BSN, RN, MHA, Vice President, VHA

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.: Sessions

Clinical Quality Value Analysis: Patient Safety and Satisfaction First

Nancy Peterson, MSN, BA, RN, Education Specialist, Staff Education, Bridgeport Hospital

Kathleen Starick, BSN, RN, Clinical Utilization Specialist, Corporate Supply Chain Management, Yale New Haven Health

Peg Tinker, MSA, LAC, LSW, Senior Director, VHA

Retail vs. Health Care: What Can Be Learned from Other Industries?

Chris Holt, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Upper Midwest Region, VHA

Staging Inpatient Pharmacy Staff and Programs for Transitional Care

Kristine Gullickson, PharmD, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Greg Gousse, MS, RPh, FASHP, Implementation Manager, VHA

The Role of the Patient in Population Health

Judith H. Hibbard, DrPH, MPH, Senior Researcher, Institute for Policy Research and Innovation, Professor, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon

Keith C. Kosel, PhD, MHSA, MBA, Vice President, VHA

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Sessions

Career Development for Supply Chain Leaders, Part I

Richard Metheny, Practice Leader, Witt/Kieffer

Clinic and Home-based Medication Therapy Management

Dawn Moore, PharmD, MS, Vice President, CPO Pharmacy Administration, Indiana University Health

Greg Gousse, MS, RPh, FASHP, Implementation Manager, VHA

Driving Supply Chain Transformation through Leading Practice Procure-to-Pay

Daron Whisman, MBA, CPSM, Enterprise Solutions Executive, GHX

Michael Hamm, MSA, Director, VHA

Strategies for Leadership: Population Health Organizational Assessment

Keith C. Kosel, PhD, MHSA, MBA, Vice President, VHA

Brent Hill, MHSA, MBA

Senior Director, VHA

Targeting Savings While Honoring Physician Choice

Jennifer Reverendo, BS, MBA-HCM, System Director, Clinical Value Analysis, OhioHealth

Jamie Yolles, System Director, Strategic Sourcing, OhioHealth

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.: Sessions

Career Development for Supply Chain Leaders, Part II

Richard Metheny, Practice Leader, Witt/Kieffer

Discharge Prescription Management for Targeted Populations

Joyce Thomas, PharmD, CACP, Director of Pharmacy, Deaconess Health System

Greg Gousse, MS, RPh, FASHP, Implementation Manager, VHA

Optimizing Point-of-use Technology to Improve Patient Care

Josh Bakelaar, CMRP, CRST, Manager, Regional Inventory Control, Providence Health & Services

Jason Moulding, Director, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett

Moving beyond the Patient-centered Medical Home to the Patient-centered Medical Neighborhood

Thomas B. Cannon, MD, Novant Executive Innovation Team, Chairman, Novant Health Maplewood Family Medicine

Lynn Bergman, Director for Patient Centered Care, Novant Health

Keith C. Kosel, PhD, MHSA, MBA, Vice President, VHA

The “New Math” of Clinical Outcome Data: Influencing Physician Compensation

Thomas R. McGann, MD, Senior Vice President, Clinical Practice, WellSpan Health, President, WellSpan Medical Group

Megan Lecas, MBA, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, WellSpan Medical Group

Don Hicks, Vice President, VHA

Tuesday, April 29

8 - 9 a.m.: General Session

A Conversation with Curt Nonomaque, Jody Hatcher and Byron Jobe

Join Curt Nonomaque, president and CEO of VHA, Jody Hatcher, president of Novation and Byron Jobe, executive vice president at VHA, for this lively state-of-the-union discussion.

9 - 10 a.m.: General Session

What It Takes to Be a Champion

Peyton Manning, NFL Quarterback, Denver Broncos

When it comes to NFL record books, Peyton Manning’s name is at the top. The 16-year NFL veteran is a Super Bowl Champion quarterback and the league’s only four-time Most Valuable Player. He’s been named to the Pro Bowl 12 times–more than any other quarterback. In 2012 he was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press after missing the 2011 season with a neck injury.

10:15 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Supplier Networking Expo

Member/Supplier Networking Expo

This unique networking opportunity allows members and suppliers to spend time in an expo format, sharing information and determining innovative strategies to meet the challenges inherent with VHA members today.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Sessions

Aggregation as an Important Component of Expense Management Strategy

Kevin England, Vice President, Memorial Health System

Jeff Andersen, FACHE, Vice President, VHA

Alignment Models that Engage Physicians in Successful Service Lines

Cynthia (Cy) Gearhard, MN, RN, Interim VP, Patient Care Services/CNO, St. Luke’s Health System

Marshall F. Priest, MD, FACC, Executive Medical Director, St. Luke’s Heart

David Bishop, BS, MHS, Interim Administrator, St. Luke’s Heart

Lani Berman, MBA, MPH, BS, Vice President, VHA

Positive Business Outcomes: Applying Technology to Hospital Needs

Ginny Borncamp, Director, Purchasing, Allina Health

Chrissy Newton Brooks, Senior Director, National Accounts, DeRoyal Industries

Troy Kirchenbauer, General Manager, aptitude

Justin Hibbs, Senior Director, aptitude

Preparing for Biosimilars: Balancing the Promise with the Reality of Practice

Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, Senior Director, Novation

The Brave New World of Supply Contracting and the Affordable Care Act, Part I

Jill Witter, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance Officer, Novation

David Berry, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Novation

Ty Ward, Assistant General Counsel, Novation

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.: Sessions

Cross Continuum Service Lines: Care beyond the Hospital Walls

Lisa Saul, MD Minnesota Perinatal Physicians

Chris Bent, RN, Senior Vice President, Clinical Services Lines, Allina Health

Gena Futral, BSN, RN, MHA, Vice President, VHA

How to Achieve Buy-in from All Levels During Physician Preference Item Projects

Jennifer Carlson, CPSM, Manager, Sourcing and Contracting, Allina Health

The Importance of Supply Chain Involvement in Construction Projects

Paul Toburen, Vice President, Facilities, Pinnacle Health

Frank McDermott, Supply Chain Director, Pinnacle Health

Frank Gerner, Senior Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, VHA

Supply Network Pharmacy Aggregation Strategies for Cost Reduction

Randy Gerwitz, RPh, Director of Pharmacy, Erie County Medical Center

The Brave New World of Supply Contracting and the Affordable Care Act, Part II

Jill Witter, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance Officer, Novation

David Berry, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Novation

Ty Ward, Assistant General Counsel, Novation

7 - 10 p.m. : Closing Celebration