Keynote speaker, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service
Donald M. Berwick, M.D., M.P.P., is the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As Administrator, Dr. Berwick oversees the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Together, these programs provide care to nearly one in three Americans.
Before assuming leadership of CMS, Dr. Berwick was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also is a pediatrician, adjunct staff in the Department of Medicine at Boston's Children's Hospital and a consultant in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Berwick has served as Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and as an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). He also served on the IOM's governing Council from 2002 to 2007. In 1997 and 1998, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry.
Dr. Berwick is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his work, including the 1999 Ernest A. Codman Award, the 2001 Alfred I. DuPont Award for excellence in children's health care from Nemours, the 2002 American Hospital Association's Award of Honor, the 2006 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Individual Achievement from the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the 2007 William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, and the 2007 Heinz Award for Public Policy from the Heinz Family Foundation.
A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Berwick holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he graduated cum laude.
John R. Griffith
Keynote speaker, Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
John Griffith is the Andrew Pattullo Collegiate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. He was director of the program and bureau of Hospital Administration at the University of Michigan from 1970 to 1982, and chair of his department from 1987 to 1991.
Professor Griffith has been at Michigan since 1960. He is an educator of graduate students and practicing health care executives. He has served as chair of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and as a Commissioner for the Accrediting Commission on Education in Health Services Administration. Professor Griffith is active as a consultant to numerous private and public organizations. He has served as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 1997-1999. He is the author of numerous publications. His text, The Well-Managed Health Care Organization, is currently in its fifth edition. The first edition won the ACHE Hamilton Prize for book of the year in 1987, and the fourth was named Book of the Year by Healthcare Information and Managment Systems Society. Four of his articles have been recognized for excellence by the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Professor Griffith is honored by the Griffith Leadership Center. The Center works to enhance understanding of excellent leadership in healthcare finance and delivery by increasing communication between department faculty, students, and outstanding practitioners.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Rush University Medical Center; Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Commissioner
Peter W. Butler is a nationally recognized health care executive with more than 25 years of experience in teaching hospitals and health care systems. In addition to being president and chief operating officer of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Butler is an associate professor and chairman of the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University. Before joining Rush in 2002, he served in senior positions at The Methodist Hospital System in Houston and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
Mr. Butler currently serves on the Governing Board of University HealthSystem Consortium. Previously, he served on and the Board of the Health Research and Educational Trust, the Board of the Michigan Hospital Association, and the Texas Hospital Association. He has also been on numerous American Hospital Association councils, including Chairing the Section for Healthcare Systems Council. In 2008, he was appointed to a three year term as Commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Mr. Butler is a 1973 graduate of Amherst College where he received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. He received his master of health services administration degree from the University of Michigan in 1976.
CEO and President, National Quality Forum
Dr. Corrigan is President and CEO of The National Quality Forum, a private, not-for-profit standard-setting organization established in 1999. The NQF mission includes: setting national priorities and goals for performance improvement; endorsing national consensus standards for measuring and publicly reporting on performance; and promoting the attainment of national goals through education and outreach activities. From 1998 to 2005, Dr. Corrigan was Senior Board Director at the Institute of Medicine (IOM). She provided leadership for IOM’s Quality Chasm Series which produced ten reports during her tenure including: To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System and Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Prior to joining IOM in 1998, Dr. Corrigan was Executive Director of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.
She is the recipient of numerous awards including: IOM Cecil Award for Distinguished Service (2002), American College of Medical Informatics Fellow (2006), American College of Medical Quality Founders’ Award (2007), Health Research and Educational TRUST Award (2007), and American Society of Health System Pharmacists’ Award of Honor (2008).
Dr. Corrigan serves on numerous boards and committees including: Quality Alliance Steering Committee (2006 – present); Hospital Quality Alliance (2006 – present), National Center for Healthcare Leadership (2003 – present), the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy Advisory Board (2004 – present), the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) Board of Directors (2008 – present), the eHealth Initiative Leadership Council (2008—present), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Healthcare Quality (AF4Q) National Advisory Committee (2007 – present), and the Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2009 – present).
Dr. Corrigan received her doctorate in health services research and master of industrial engineering degrees from the University of Michigan, and masters’ degrees in business administration and community health from the University of Rochester.
Glenn A. Fosdick
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Mr. Fosdick has had a distinguished career in hospital/health system administration spanning more than 30 years. In August 2001, he was named president and chief executive officer of The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. The Nebraska Medical Center is a 687-licensed bed acute care teaching hospital, comprised of the former Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital and the former University of Nebraska Medical Center Hospital. In addition, the medical center also owns hospitals in Iowa, Missouri, a freestanding orthopedic facility in Omaha, and a new 100-bed community hospital in Bellevue, Neb. which opened in May 2010.
Prior to his appointment at The Nebraska Medical Center, Fosdick served as president and chief executive officer of Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich. for six years. He originally joined Hurley Medical Center in 1992, a 495-bed teaching hospital and regional referral center, as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Between 1976 and 1992, Fosdick also held administrative positions at The Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y., and the Genesee Memorial Hospital, Batavia, N.Y.
Mr. Fosdick is a 1973 graduate of the State University of Buffalo, New York, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. He received his masters in health services administration, Program in Hospital Administration, from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Mr. Fosdick is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has received numerous awards including the Management Excellence Award by the regents of the American College of Healthcare Executives for the State of Michigan in 1998. Additionally, he holds the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Retired Reserve, Medical Service Corps. Fosdick is presently chair of the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Hospital Association.
Mr. Fosdick holds educational appointments as a member of the Dean=s Advisory Council, School of Management at the State University of Buffalo, N.Y.; is a member of the Clarkson College Board of Directors, Omaha, Neb., and serves as senior associate dean at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Omaha, Neb.
Senior Vice President, Research, and President, Health Research & Educational Trust, American Hospital Association
Maulik S. Joshi, Dr.P.H. is President of the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) and Senior Vice President for Research at the American Hospital Association (AHA). HRET conducts applied research in critical areas of the healthcare system. Dr. Joshi also leads Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence™, AHA’s strategy to accelerate performance improvement and support health reform implementation.
Previously, Dr. Joshi served as senior advisor at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, President and CEO of the Delmarva Foundation, recipient of the 2005 U.S. Senate Productivity Award - the highest level award in Maryland based on the Malcolm Baldrige Award, Vice President at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Senior Director of Quality for the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Dr. Joshi has a doctorate in public health and a master's in health services administration from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of science in mathematics from Lafayette College. Dr. Joshi is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal for Healthcare Quality. He also co-edited The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy and Tools, and authored Healthcare Transformation: A Guide for the Hospital Board Member.
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Deborah Lee-Eddie is a consultant residing in metropolitan Denver, CO.
From 2000 -2008 Deborah served as one of the Senior Vice President’s – Operations at Catholic Health Initiatives(CHI) where she provided corporate oversight for CHI affiliates and Joint Operating Agreements covering 21 hospitals and approximating $3.8billion annual revenue. She is especially proud of her association with five of the six CHI leadership teams and markets described in the 2003 work, Thinking Forward, Six Strategies For Highly Successful Organizations co authored by Professor Griffith and Kenneth White with contributions by Patricia Cahill.
Deborah has held senior leadership positions at the California Division of Kaiser Permanente, Jackson Memorial Health System (Miami, FL), Brackenridge Hospital (Austin, TX), Erlanger Medical Center (Chattanooga, TN), and Southwest Detroit Hospital Corporation (Detroit, MI). She has served on the Board of Overseers and as a National Judge for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.
President - Blythedale Children's Hospital, New York
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sarasota Memorial Health System
Gwen MacKenzie, BSN, MN, MHSA is President and CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, a regional medical center consisting of an 806-bed hospital, physician practices, nursing and rehabilitation center, psychiatric hospital and network of outpatient campuses and clinics. Sarasota Memorial has been listed for six consecutive years in U.S. News' "America's Best Hospitals" publication.
Trained as an oncology nurse, MacKenzie worked for 25 years at the nine- hospital Detroit Medical Center, serving as vice president and COO. She received a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and Master's degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree in Nursing from U.C.L.A.
Associate Director, RAND Health; Distinguished Chair in Health Quality; Chair of AcademyHealth
Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Ph.D. is an Associate Director for RAND Health and holds the RAND Distinguished Chair in Health Care Quality. Dr. McGlynn is an internationally known expert on methods for assessing and reporting on quality of health care delivery. Dr. McGlynn is leading RAND Health’s COMPARE initiative, which has developed a comprehensive method for evaluating health reform proposals. She is conducting research on the methodological and policy issues associated with implementing measures of efficiency and effectiveness of care at the individual physician level for payment and public reporting. She recently led a project for the state of Massachusetts to evaluate policy options for controlling the increase in health care spending. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on several national advisory committees.
Stephen M. Shortell
Dean and Blue Cross of California Distinguished Health Policy and Management Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Stephen Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA, serves as the Dean of the University Of California Berkeley School Of Public Health and is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management. He received his PhD in Behavioral Science in 1972 and his MBA in 1970 from the University of Chicago. In 1968, he received his MPH in Hospital Administration and Public Health from UCLA.
Dean Shortell is an expert on organized health delivery systems in the United States, and currently serves as an adviser to the Obama administration on health care reform. He has done extensive research on institutional incentives for improving quality of care and health outcomes, particularly when related to the management of patients with chronic illness. In February 2008 he was appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger to a four-year term on California's Public Health Advisory Committee, charged with providing expert advice and making recommendations on the development of public health policies and programs.