2019 Philadelphia Healthcare Leadership Exchange

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 4:00 – 8:30pm

As 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


Collaborating on Change: Navigating Significant Challenges Across Systems
With more and more challenges facing the healthcare industry, it’s difficult to determine where the immediate needs are or how to even start addressing the issues. The 2019 HXO Collaborative Roundtable Dinner Series takes an intimate look at critical challenges facing leaders in Philadelphia today. Leadership panels will look at the future of the industry, discuss the most pressing barriers, and collectively create a roadmap to generating forward momentum to positively impact patient care.


Keynote Panelists

Catherine Ainora, MBA Catherine Ainora, MBA
Chief Integration and Transformation Officer
Hackensack Meridian Health

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Verdi DiSesa, MD, MBA Verdi J. DiSesa, MD, MBA
Senior Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Professor of Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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Karen Murphy, PhD, RN Karen Murphy, PhD, RN
Chief Innovation Officer
Geisinger Health System

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Anthony Wehbe, DO, MBA, FACOI Anthony Wehbe, DO, MBA, FACOI
Chief Population Health Executive
Jefferson Health New Jersey

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Rachel Weissberg Rachel Weissberg
Director and General Manager, Healthcare
Sirius Computer Solutions

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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 Tony Dunham at tonyd@healthcareexecutiveforums.com.

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. siriuscom.com/solutions/healthcare

Dinner Sponsors

BioFire Diagnostics

White Paper


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. biofiredx.com

Clarify Health Solutions

White Paper


Clarify Health provides the breakthrough technology and analytics platform to personalize and optimize patient care journeys. Our purpose-built solutions – developed by a world-class team which brings together the data scientists and engineers behind the financial services industry’s leading cloud-based analytics platform, top clinical operations experts, and logistics specialists – are transforming healthcare processes and workflows. By more precisely illuminating complex patient cohorts and the drivers of healthcare costs, quality, and outcomes, Clarify Health delivers actionable insights that enable clients to proactively guide patients and their caregivers through more efficient care journeys and clinical trials. Our scalable platform seamlessly integrates large datasets, machine learning analytics, and real-time patient navigation capabilities, empowering physicians, health systems, payers, and life sciences organizations to deliver better care today and evolve so that they are positioned to thrive in the emerging value-based world. clarifyhealth.com

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. qventus.com

RingCentral, Inc.

White Paper


RingCentral, Inc. is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device. RingCentral unifies voice, video, team messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and integrated contact center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world. ringcentral.com

White Paper


With student loan debt now reaching upwards of $1.5 trillion in the U.S., there’s never been a more important way to help your valued employees reach their financial goals faster. SoFi’s unique employee benefits – student loan contributions, refinancing, and education – offer an easy and comprehensive way to build financial wellness at your company. Together with our 500 customer service representatives and suite of resources and tools via our online Student Loan Help Center, these offerings help empower your employees to make sound decisions around their student debt. Add SoFi to your benefit program in no time; no integration necessary. SofiAtWork.com
Wambi, LLC
Founded in 2016, Wambi, LLC is on a mission to bring compassion to the forefront of human experience. Wambi delivers a patient-driven healthcare employee performance platform aimed at recognizing and empowering compassionate care. Wambi serves to improve care provider engagement (especially millennials!), decrease turnover and burnout, and elevate the patient experience. Through its gamified digital platform informed by real-time patient feedback, care providers are armed with their individual data as a means to promote autonomy and inspire behavioral change. Through an integration with Wambi’s Carepostcard platform, organizations improve online recognition and reputation through positive patient testimonials. wambi.org

Location and Venue

Water Works - The Engine House

Water Works – The Engine House

640 Waterworks Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Dinner Contact

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

Tony Dunham, Executive Director, Healthcare Executive ForumsTony Dunham

Executive Director
Healthcare Executive Forums

503.765.5467 – Direct
503.919.1717 – Cell

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