Philadelphia Healthcare Leadership Exchange

October 24, 2019 | 3:30 – 7:30pm

Register NowAs healthcare leaders, we are faced with more challenges than ever before. True solutions require a shift in thought and practice. This is only possible when we come together, across systems, to collaboratively determine the best practices and innovative thinking necessary to advance our industry and truly reshape patient care and safety. Participation in these programs is the beginning of the active change we seek.


Governing Board Co-Chairs

Timothy Friel, MD Timothy Friel, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Tami Minnier, RN, MSN, FACHE Tami Minnier, RN, MSN, FACHE
Chief Quality Officer, UPMC
Executive Director
Beckwith Institute
Stephen Sigworth, MD Stephen Sigworth, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer;
Senior Vice President, Jefferson Physicians

Jefferson Health

Governing Board Members

  • Robert C. Aber, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Penn State Health
  • Kert Anzilotti, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Acute Care, Christiana Hospital
  • Carol Barsky, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Robert Bart, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, UPMC
  • James Blazar, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Cornelio Catena, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Health
  • Anne Docimo, MD, Executive Vice President, Population Health and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Jefferson Health
  • Alison G. Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, University of Maryland Medical System
  • Michelle Campbell, Vice President, Patient Safety and Accreditation, Christiana Care Health System
  • Charles H. Chodroff, MD, Senior Vice President, Population Health and Chief Clinical Officer, WellSpan Health
  • Susan Comp, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Pinnacle Health Hospitals
  • Nancy Corcoran-Davidoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Peter W. Dillon, MD, President, PSH Medical Group and Executive Vice President, PSH; Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chair Dept. of Surgery, Penn State Health
  • Sharon DiRienzo, Director fo Patient Safety and Risk Management, Main Line Health
  • Lee M. Duke, II, Senior Vice President, Chief Physician Executive and Chief Medical Officer, Lancaster General Health
  • Matthew Eberts, Director of Pharmacy Services, Lancaster General Health
  • Walter H. Ettinger, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Medical System
  • Gerald J. Fulda, MD, Chair, Department of Surgery; Director of Surgical Critical Care, Christiana Care Health System
  • Mary Ann Graham, Infectious Disease Control, Virtua Health
  • Mangla Gulati, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Patient Safety and Clinical Effectiveness, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Samuel Hammerman, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Select Medical Corporation
  • Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Penn State Health
  • Laura Hayes, Vice President Clinical Quality, Safety and Performance Improvement, Virtua Health
  • Michael Jablonover, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Neil Jasani, MD, Chief People Officer, Christiana Care Health System
  • Eileen Jaskuta, System Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety, Main Line Health
  • Allan S. Klapper, MD, System Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Allegheny Health Network
  • Don Klingen, MD, Chief Information Medical Officer, Main Line Health
  • Carol Kuplen, President, St. Luke’s University Hospital
  • Helene Loeb, Director of Quality Management, Virtua Clinical Quality; Safety and Performance Improvement, Virtua Health
  • Susan M. Manzi, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine; Director, Lupus Center of Excellence, Allegheny Health Network
  • Matthew McCambridge, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Thomas M. McLoughlin, MD, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Ann Muller, Director of Nursing, Universal Health Services
  • Geoff Nicholson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, WellSpan Health
  • David A. Pegues, MD, Infection Prevention Manager, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Mary Ellen Pfeiffer, MD, Chief Patient Safety Officer, WellSpan Health
  • Mike R. Ripchinski, MD, Chief Quality Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer, Lancaster General Health
  • Lanyce Roldan, Chief Nurse Executive, Lancaster General Hospital
  • Donna Sabol, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, St. Luke’s University Health Network
  • Julia Shaklee Sammons, MD, Medical Director, Department of Infection Prevention and Control, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Martin Topiel, MD, Infection Control Officer and Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Virtua Health
  • Thomas F. Tracey, Jr., MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Thomas Whalen, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Ken Wood, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Kathy Wroten, Infection Prevention Director, Christiana Hospital



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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 JJ Foster at

Dinner Moderator Sponsor

Sirius Healthcare and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum Partner
White Paper
A national integrator of technology-based business solutions, Sirius helps healthcare organizations improve quality of care, control costs and ensure compliance with holistic, agnostic solutions. Sirius works to help organizations innovate by transforming patient care, clinical efficiencies and business impact. Our dedicated healthcare practice is led by individuals who have direct industry experience, including IT leadership positions with major provider organizations. Whether you’re challenged by regulations (such as HIPPA, the HITECH Act and/or Meaningful Use for ICD-10), the migration from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, medical and customer data floods or just overall cost pressures, Sirius can help.

Dinner Sponsors



Pacira Biosciences, Inc.



White Paper


Pacira Biosciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to advancing and improving patient outcomes. Products include EXPAREL – liposomal bupivicaine injection for post surgical pain relief and the Iovera System – a non-opioid and non-systemic treatment for blocking pain signals from various peripheral nerves by way of cryoanalgesia.




White Paper

Qventus is a system of action for optimizing patient flow. Over 70 leading hospitals and health systems, including Mercy, Fairview, and New York Presbyterian, are using Qventus to unlock $10M+ in annual financial benefits — by decreasing LOS, reducing excess days, increasing patient volumes, and more.Qventus uses machine learning to predict potential problems before they occur. It then drives immediate action, recommending the highest priority activities to frontline staff, automating key steps whenever possible, and simplifying coordination among interdisciplinary teams.

Qventus is also a true partner, with a team of experts in data science, healthtech deployments, and change management.

Qventus. Simplifying how healthcare operates.



Venue and Location

The City Winery Philadelphia
937A Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107



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Healthcare Executive Forums

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