2020 Agenda

This year’s agenda will focus on strategies for operating in a new healthcare environment to include diverse perspectives of innovations that improve operations, cost savings and patient outcomes.

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The Resort at Pelican Hill

Synergy Summit 2020 will be held at the spectacular Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA. This Five Diamond, Forbes 5 resort boasts a 36-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course, a Five-Star Spa, six onsite restaurants, a spectacular coliseum pool, shopping, and more.

2020 Schedule

Sunday / March 22

3:00-7:00pm

Registration

Check in, ask questions, and receive your welcome packet at the registration booth on the upper patio outside the Mar Vista Ballroom.

7:30-9:00pm

Welcome Reception Cocktails & Dinner

Overlooking the Crystal Cove coast, the reception is hosted on the spectacular outdoor grounds at The Resort at Pelican Hill.

Monday / March 23

7:30-8:30am

Registration / Breakfast

Register on the upper patio or enjoy breakfast on the lower patio outside the Mar Vista Ballroom.

8:30-8:40am

Welcome

Yosef Daskal – COO, Synergy HCA

8:40–9:15am

Session 1

State of the Industry

Brian Fuller – CEO, Integrated Care Solutions

9:15–10:30am

Session 2

Operating in the New Healthcare World:
An LTC CEO Perspective

Moderator: Cory Rutledge – Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen
Barry Port – CEO and Director, Ensign Services
Cory Christensen – CEO, Plum Healthcare
George Hager – CEO, Genesis

10:30–10:45am

Break

Enjoy snacks and beverages, take calls, and network with attendees in the break area outside of Mar Vista Ballroom.

10:45am–12:00pm

Session 3

Operating in the New Healthcare World:
A Hospital Executive Perspective

Moderator: Brian Fuller – CEO, Integrated Care Solutions
Donald S. David, M.D., D.H.A. – Chief Medical Officer, UHS Western Region
Keith B. Churchwell, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP – COO, Yale New Haven Hospital
Russel J. Kuzel, M.D. – CMO, Select Health, Intermountain Healthcare

12:00–1:00pm

Session 4

Strategic Post-Acute Collaboratives and Partnership Models

Anne Tumlinson – CEO, ATI Advisory

1:00-2:00pm

Lunch

Enjoy lunch on the lower patio outside the Mar Vista Ballroom.

2:00–6:00pm

Activities

A number of group activities will be available including world-class golf, hiking, and a sea excursion. Attendees can also relax poolside at the cabana, or enjoy any of the other amenities at the resort.

6:00–7:30pm

Gin & Jazz

Mingle with conference attendees for cocktails and live music on the patio outside the Pacific Ballroom.

7:30–8:30pm

Roaring ’20s Dinner

Move inside to enjoy Gatsby-inspired fine dining in the Pacific Ballroom.

8:30–11:00pm

Speakeasy & Casino

Relax and imbibe, try your luck at the tables, and enjoy an evening of entertainment in the La Capella Ballroom.

Tuesday / March 24

7:30-9:00am

Breakfast

9:00-10:15am

Session 5

Operating in the New Healthcare World:
A Payer Executive Perspective

Moderator: Scott Taylor – CEO, SRX
Erik Johnson – Vice President, Optum
James Michel – Public Policy Lead, Uber Health
Skelly Wingard – NCAL Regional Director of Care Coordination and Placement, Kaiser

10:15-11:15am

Session 6

PDPM Strategies and Trends

Dave Wessinger – President, PointClickCare
Gary Klein – Chief Operating Officer, Caring Healthcare
Vincent Fedele – Chief Operating Officer, CORE Analytics

11:15-11:30am

Break

Enjoy snacks and beverages, take calls, and network with attendees in the break area outside of Mar Vista Ballroom.

11:30am–12:15pm

Session 7

Adapting to New Realities in LTC Finance and Operations

David Friend, M.D. – Managing Director and Chief Transformation Officer, BDO Center for Health Care Excellence & Innovation
Bobby Guy – Partner, Polsinelli

12:15-12:45pm

Session 8

Wrap-Up Session

Cory Rutledge – Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

12:45-1:30pm

Closing Lunch

Enjoy your last opportunity to make key connections at lunch on the lower patio outside the Mar Vista Ballroom.

2020 Agenda

Sunday / March 22

3:00-7:00pm

Registration

7:30-9:00pm

Welcome Reception Cocktails and Dinner

Monday / March 23

7:30-8:30am

Registration/Breakfast

8:30-8:40am

Welcome

Yosef Daskal – COO, Synergy HCA

8:40–9:15am / Session 1

State of the Industry

Brian Fuller – CEO, Integrated Care Solutions

9:15–10:30am / Session 2

Operating in the New Healthcare World:
An LTC CEO Perspective

Moderator: Cory Rutledge – Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

Barry Port – CEO and Director, Ensign Services

Cory Christensen – CEO, Plum Healthcare

George Hager – CEO, Genesis

10:30–10:45am / Break

10:45am–12:00pm / Session 3

Operating in the New Healthcare World:
A Hospital Executive Perspective

Moderator: Brian Fuller – CEO, Integrated Care Solutions

Donald S. David, M.D., D.H.A. – Chief Medical Officer, UHS Western Region

Keith B. Churchwell, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP – COO, Yale New Haven Hospital

Russel J. Kuzel, M.D. – CMO, Select Health, Intermountain Healthcare

12:00–1:00pm / Session 4

Strategic Post-Acute Collaboratives and Partnership Models

Anne Tumlinson – CEO, ATI Advisory

1:00-2:00pm / Lunch

2:00–6:00pm

Activities

6:00–7:30pm

Gin & Jazz

7:30–8:30pm

Roaring ’20s Dinner

8:30–11:00pm

Speakeasy and Casino

Tuesday / March 24

7:30-9:00am

Breakfast

9:00-10:15am / Session 5

Operating in the New Healthcare World:
A Payer Executive Perspective

Moderator: Scott Taylor – CEO, SRX
Erik Johnson – Vice President, Optum
James Michel – Public Policy Lead, Uber Health
Skelly Wingard – NCAL Regional Director of Care Coordination and Placement, Kaiser

10:15-11:15am / Session 6

PDPM Strategies and Trends

Dave Wessinger – President, PointClickCare
Gary Klein – Chief Operating Officer, Caring Healthcare
Vincent Fedele – Chief Operating Officer, CORE Analytics

10:15-10:30am / Break

11:30am–12:15pm / Session 7

Adapting to New Realities in LTC Finance and Operations

David Friend, M.D. – Managing Director and Chief Transformation Officer, BDO Center for Health Care Excellence & Innovation
Bobby Guy – Partner, Polsinelli

12:15-12:45pm / Session 8

Wrap-Up Session

Cory Rutledge – Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

12:45-1:30pm

Closing Lunch

2020 Speakers

Anne Tumlinson

CEO, ATI Advisory

Barry Port

CEO and Director, Ensign Services

Bobby Guy

Partner, Polsinelli

Brian Fuller

CEO, Integrated Care Solutions

Cory Christensen

CEO, Plum Healthcare

Cory Rutledge

Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen

Dave Wessinger

President, PointClickCare

David Friend, M.D.

Managing Director and Chief Transformation Officer, BDO Center for Health Care Excellence & Innovation

Donald S. David, M.D., D.H.A.

Chief Medical Officer, UHS Western Region

Erik Johnson

Vice President, Optum

Gary Klein

Chief Operating Officer, Caring Healthcare

George Hager

CEO, Genesis

James Michel

Public Policy Lead, Uber Health

Keith B. Churchwell, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP

COO, Yale New Haven Hospital

Russel J. Kuzel, M.D.

CMO, Select Health, Intermountain Healthcare

Scott Taylor

CEO, SRX

Skelly Wingard

NCAL Regional Director of Care Coordination and Placement, Kaiser

Vincent Fedele

Chief Operating Officer, CORE Analytics

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