About the Session
This session will provide context for the challenges faced by safety net and essential hospitals, including emerging market trends, changes in payer strategies and government policies. Two CEOs will describe the challenges they face in their respective markets as they guide major systems with longstanding missions of caring for the underserved, providing critical communitywide service like trauma care, while maintaining an academic mission to train the next generation of health professionals. Each CEO will outline successful market-oriented strategies that have allowed them to enhance services and margins to better meet these missions. Both leaders will reflect on their personal journeys as leaders entrusted with these invaluable community assets who operate in complex business, political and governance environments with high degrees of public scrutiny. They will describe the key competencies that have made them effective in leading change in their large organizations.
- Identify key competencies needed by essential hospital leaders working to achieve a public mission while operating in increasingly competitive markets.
- Learn to assess the effectiveness of different market strategies as healthcare moves from fee-for-service to population-based delivery and payment systems.