All times listed below are in Mountain Standard Time.

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Jan 20

THURSDAY - Pre-conference virtual event via Zoom
Politics and the Pandemic: What Can We Learn?

11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT,   1:00 - 2:00 pm CST,   2:00 - 3:00 pm EST

Welcome & introductions by Ian Morrison

Moderator: Shoshana Krilow, SVP, Public Policy and Government Relations, Vizient

Speaker: Mark McClellan, MD, Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, and founding Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University

Speaker: Scott Gottlieb, MD, Former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration

Speaker: Andy Slavitt, Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

All times listed below are in Mountain Standard Time
Pre-Conference Invite-Only Network Meetings (in-person)
Thursday, Feb. 10. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMExecutive Networks Chairpersons Meeting & Working Lunch | Networks Chairpersons
The Vizient Executive Networks Chairpersons Meeting convenes the leaders of each of the geographic executive networks from across the country. 
Thursday, Feb. 10. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PMCommunity-Based Independent Health (CBIH)  Network Meeting  | CEOs from organizations with a specific mission to thrive as self-sufficient and independent health systems
The Community-based Independent Health System Network is a member requested network to share ideas and learn from each other’s successes and ongoing challenges with a goal to improve performance together.

* Invited participants will see their invite-only network meeting listed as a session to select within registration.
Thursday, Feb. 10. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMMember Networks CEO Luncheon | All Member Networks participants
Lunch for Member Network meeting participants.

FEB 11

FRIDAY VHEF - In-person event

6:30 a.m.-7:15 a.m.


7:15 a.m.-7:20 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction

Cathy Jacobson, VHEF Steering Committee Chairman

Ian Morrison

Byron Jobe, President & CEO Vizient

7:20 a.m.-7:25 a.m.

VHEF Overview

Cathy Jacobson, VHEF Steering Committee Chairman

7:25 a.m.-7:40 a.m.

Healing and Resilience:   A Review of our Theme 

Ian Morrison

7:40 a.m.-8:20 a.m.

Keynote 1: Facing Dragons, Finding Solutions

Daryl Tol, EVP, One Mind

8:20 a.m.-9:10 a.m.

Panel 1:  Inside the System:  Helping the Team Heal and Building Successful Partnerships

Moderator:  Delvecchio Finley, President & CEO, Atrium Health Navicent


Jim Merlino, MD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cleveland Clinic 

Susan Turney, MD, CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System 

Carmela Coyle, President and CEO, California Hospital Association 

9:10 a.m. -9:55 a.m.

Debate:  Building an Economically Resilient Organization

Moderator:  Jennifer O’Connor, Associate Principal, Intelligence, Sg2


Marc Boom, MD, President and CEO, Houston Methodist 

Lisa Goldstein, SVP, Kaufman Hall 

Elizabeth Mitchell, President & CEO, Purchaser Business Group on Health 

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Real Life Resiliency Empowering Leadership: Keynote by Marcus Engel 

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Fireside Chat with Ian Morrison & Johnese Spisso:  How do we Heal and Become Resilient?

11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Summary of the day - Adjourn for Networking Activities

6:30 p.m.

Friday Evening Outdoor Dinner & Reception

FEB 12

SATURDAY VHEF - In-person event

6:30 a.m. -7:30 a.m.

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Fireside Chat: 

Simrit Sandhu, EVP, Strategic Transformation and Clinical Supply Solutions and Geeta Nayyar, MD 

Geeta Nayyar, MD, the Executive Medical Director and General Manager of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Salesforce 


8:15 a.m. -9:00 a.m.

Panel 3:  Workforce Issues:  From Relief to Reimagining   

Moderator:   Michelle Hood, EVP and COO, AHA 


Bryce Gartland, MD, Hospital Group President and Co-Chief of Clinical Operations, Emory Healthcare 

Neil Rao, Partner, McKinsey & Co.  

Carlos Migoya, Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Health System

Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO, Froedtert Health System

9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote:  Leading Heroes and Inspiring Leaders 

Adm. William H. McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014); Commander of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011); Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and Director of NATO Special Operations Forces Coordination Centre (2006-2008)  

10:00 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.

Debate: Expanding or Contracting the Mission 

Moderator:  Nancy Agee, CEO, Carilion Clinic 


Carl Armato, CEO, Novant Health 

J. Stephen Jones, MD, President & CEO, Inova Health System 

Stephen Markovich, President and CEO, OhioHealth

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Panel 5:  Lessons Learned:  Retiring CEOs tell their stories   

Moderator: Don Wegmiller, Chairman, Scottsdale Institute 


Marna Borgstrom, CEO, Yale New Haven Health 

Jim Hinton, CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health 

Steve Klasko, MD, Former President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health 

Penny Wheeler, MD, CEO, Allina Health 

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Conclusions and Summary

Cathy Jacobson and Ian Morrison

11:45 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Closing Comments

Rand Ballard, Chief Customer Officer, Vizient

12:00 p.m.
Adjourn for Networking Activities

7:00 p.m.

Saturday Evening Dine Arounds

FEB 10


6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Speaker & panelist reception (For VHEF Speakers/Panelists only)

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday evening welcome reception & dinner for all VHEF attendees

FEB 13

Sunday - optional

4:30 p.m. 

February 13 is Super Bowl Sunday.  For any football fans that would like to remain in Scottsdale on Sunday evening, Rand Ballard will host a Super Bowl party at the Westin Kierland for members and their guest. Join us and your colleagues to cheer on your favorite team.  (Room expenses for Sunday evening are the responsibility of the attendee. )