Register Now2018 Baltimore/DC Healthcare Innovation Forum
July 9 – 10

Governing Board Co-Chairs

John B. Chessare, MD, MPH John B. Chessare, MD, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer
GBMC HealthCare System, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Norvell V. Coots, MD Norvell V. Coots, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Holy Cross Health and Maryland Region, Trinity Health
Bernard A. Harris, Jr., MD, MBA, FACP Bernard A. Harris, Jr., MD, MBA, FACP
NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut
Board Member, Texas Medical Center
President, Harris Foundation
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Vesalius Ventures
Peter Hill, MD Peter Hill, MD
Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs
Johns Hopkins Health System

Governing Board Members

  • Kert Anzilotti, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Acute Care; Neuroradiologist, Christiana Care Health System
  • Denise Boehm, Associate Director for Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse, Washington DC Medical Center
  • Robert Brutcher, PhD, PharmD, Lieutenant Colonel, Army; Deputy Director, Department of Pharmacy, Walter Reed Medical Center
  • Claudia Butler, Vice President, Chief Data and Performance Improvement Officer, Centra Health
  • Neil Carpenter, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Research, LifeBridge Health
  • Daniel Cashman, Director of Performance Improvement, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  • Josh Clark, RN, CPPS, Senior Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Carilion Medical Center
  • Terri Corbo, PharmD, MHCDS, FASHP, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, Christiana Care Health System
  • Glenn Crotty Jr., MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Health System
  • Blair Eig, MD, MA, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Holy Cross Health
  • Kolaleh Eskandanian, PhD, MBA, PMP, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Children’s National Health System
  • Heather Farley, MD, MHCDS, FACEP, Director of Provider Wellbeing, Christiana Care Health System
  • Krishnaj Gourab, MD, Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
  • Peter S. Greene, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Associate Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Richard Hamrick III, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, HCA Capital Division
  • Jennifer Harrington, Vice President of Clinical and Support Services, Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Brad Haws, Chief Executive Officer, University of Virginia Physicians Group
  • Robin Hemphill, MD, MPH, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Associate Dean of Quality, Safety, and Service, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • Tracey Hoke, MD, MSc, FAAP, Chief of Quality and Performance Improvement, University of Virginia Health System
  • Barbara Jacobs, RN, Vice President Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer, Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Greg Jolissaint, MD, MS, CPE, Colonel, US Army; Vice President, Military and Veterans Health, Trinity Health, Holy Cross Health System
  • Shirley J. Knelly, Vice President of Compliance and Patient Safety, President of Pathways, Corporate Compliance Officer, Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Sharon Kurfuerst, Ed.D, OTR/L, FACHE, FAOTA, FABC, Chief Operating Officer, Health Services, Christiana Care Health System
  • Stephen Morgan, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Carilion Clinic
  • Michelle Patch, MSN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC, Patient Safety Innovation Coordinator, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
  • Charles B. Reuland, ScD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Marci Salow, PharmD, Salem VA Medical Center
  • Mitchell Schwartz, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Lyle E. Sheldon, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Allen Taylor, MD, Chief, Cardiology Division, MedStar Health & Vascular Institute
  • Neel Vibhakar, MD, MBA, FACEP, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  • Colin Ward, Vice President of Population Health/Clinical Integration, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Anne Whiteside, Vice President Chief Nursing Officer, Winchester Medical Center
  • Ken Wood, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Director, Maryland Critical Care Network; Associate Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Medical System; Chief Clinical Officer, University of Maryland Medical Center



We are currently working with the Governing Board to develop the agenda based on their insight and direction. We will post sessions and speakers as soon as they are finalized. Below is our general forum daily schedule.

Healthcare Innovation Forums 2018-19 Daily Schedule


Our speakers will be added in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned…


The Governing Board is reviewing nominated sponsors and selecting the industry-leading partners that they will be inviting to participate. For sponsorship inquiries, please email Tony Dunham at

Title Sponsors

Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.

Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. is an in vitro diagnostics company dedicated to providing solutions for the global challenge of antibiotic resistance and hospital acquired infections. Established in 1987, the company began research activity for microbiology solutions in 2004 and relaunched in 2012 as Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. to develop and commercialize its first diagnostic platform.

BioFire Diagnostics

With more than 25 years of molecular experience, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC sets the standard for molecular diagnostics through its pioneering advances in syndromic infectious disease testing.

As BioMérieux’s Global Center of Excellence for Molecular Diagnostics, no other company has FDA-cleared and CE-IVD marked assays for more pathogens. BioFire Diagnostics has produced the easiest, fastest and most comprehensive multiplex PCR system available: the FilmArray.

The FilmArray System from BioFire is the new standard for syndromic infectious disease diagnostics. Simple, fast and comprehensive, the FilmArray delivers accurate results in about an hour. The right test, the first time can impact all areas of patient care. Healthcare providers can see faster diagnoses and improved antibiotic stewardship. Labs can see improved efficiency and reduced costs and downstream testing.

Supporting Sponsor

SLD Technology

SLD Technology designs and fabricates cutting-edge laminar airflow systems for operating room environments. Our AirFRAME® system, is an adaptation from the same downflow cleanroom systems utilized in semiconductor and the biopharma markets. This fully integrated solution brings air, lighting and ceiling-hung equipment supports into a single fixture that hangs above the patient bed.

Bringing it all together as a factory assembled system reduces schedule, coordination and site conflicts that require attention from multiple trades and vendors in field erected methods. Modules install in hours versus weeks using traditional methods and can accommodate tomorrow’s technology today.

Utilizing contamination control expertise and technologies from cleanrooms, SLD surpasses the minimum design guidelines as required by ASHRAE 170. SLD products offer a lower cost of ownership to all healthcare stakeholders by increasing contamination control while lowering maintenance and energy costs. AirFRAME® is the more efficient project delivery method on the market today.

Location and Venue

Hilton Baltimore

Baltimore Hilton Inner Harbor
401 W Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 1.443.573.8700 | Website

Reservations: 1-800-445-8667
Use reservation code: BHI
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Forum Contact

Please contact Tony about any of your forum or sponsorship needs.

Tony Dunham, Executive Director, Healthcare Innovation ForumsTony Dunham

Executive Director
Healthcare Innovation Forums

503.765.5467 – Direct
503.919.1717 – Cell

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