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4th Annual Becker's Hospital Review Meeting

Written by Lindsey Dunn (Twitter | Google+)  | November 14, 2012

May 9-11, 2013
Westin Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Learn more about the 4th Annual Becker's Hospital Review Meeting!

This exclusive conference brings together hospital business and strategy leaders to discuss how to improve your hospital and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times. The best minds in the hospital field will discuss opportunities for hospitals plus provide practical and immediately useful guidance on ACOs, physician-hospital integration, improving profitability and key specialties.

Highlights include:

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Hotel reservations:
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Westin Michigan Avenue
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-943-7200

Group name: Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting
Conference group rate: $259 Single/Double

Discounted rates apply until the reservation deadline April 12, 2013, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first. After April 12, 2013, guest rooms and discounted group rates may not be available.

Keynote speakers:

Coach Lou Holtz

Lou HoltzLou Holtz has established himself as one of the most successful college football coaches of all time.

Born Louis Leo Holtz on January 6, 1937, Holtz grew up in East Liverpool, Ohio, just up the Ohio River from his Follansbee, West Virginia, and birthplace. He graduated from East Liverpool High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Kent State in 1959 and a master's degree from Iowa in arts and education in 1961. He played linebacker at Kent State for two seasons before an injury ended his career. He has received four honorary doctorate degrees.

Holtz is the only coach in the history of college football to: 1) Take 6 different teams to a bowl game. 2) Win five bowl games with different teams. 3) To have four different college teams ranked in the final Top 20 poll.

Currently, Holtz serves as a college football studio analyst on ESPN. He appears on ESPNEWS', ESPN College GameDay programs, SportsCenter as well as serves as an on site analyst for college football games.

Holtz has authored three New York Times best-selling books The Fighting Spirit that chronicled Notre Dame's 1988 championship season and Winning Everyday: A Game Plan For Success (August 1998), which has been published in several languages. His latest book which was released August 15, 2006 is Wins, Losses and Lessons, an autobiography of his life and the lessons he has learned, and is also a best seller.

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick LencioniPatrick Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.

Lencioni's passion for organizations and teams is reflected in his writing, speaking and executive consulting. He is the author of ten best-selling books with over three million copies sold. After ten years in print, his book "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" continues to be a fixture on national best-seller lists. His latest book, "The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business," became an immediate national best-seller.

The wide-spread appeal of Lencioni's leadership models have yielded a diverse base of speaking and consulting clients, including a mix of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports organizations, the military, non-profits, schools and churches.

Lencioni addresses thousands of leaders each year at world class organizations and national conferences. Consistently the top rated keynote speaker at major events, he shares his insights and inspires his audiences through his accessibility, humor and story-telling.

Named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Pat and his work have been featured in USA TODAY, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Harvard Business Review, to name a few.

Prior to founding his firm, he worked as a corporate executive for Sybase, Oracle and Bain & Company. Pat lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and four sons.

Bret Baier

Bret BaierBret Baier serves as the anchor of Fox News Channel's (FNC) Special Report with Bret Baier, the number one cable news program in its timeslot (6-7 p.m. ET). Before assuming this role, which he took over for Brit Hume in January of 2009, Baier served as chief White House correspondent, where he reported on presidential activities on a national and international level from 2006-2009. Prior to being named chief White House correspondent, Baier served as national security correspondent and reported on military and national security affairs, as well as on defense, military policy and the intelligence community from the Pentagon from 2001-2006.

Throughout his career, Baier has secured numerous exclusive interviews with government officials. He had the only interview with President Obama during the week leading up to the historic health care vote in the House of Representatives in March 2010. Additionally, Baier has interviewed President George W. Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Peter Pace. He has also spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in anticipation of key peace talks at the United Nations, Polish President Lech Kaczynski days after the U.S. decision to abort missile defense plans in Poland, and Georgian

President Mikheul Saakashvili after the Russian invasion of Georgia. In addition, Baier had an exclusive sit-down with General Petraeus, which was his final interview as the head of U.S. operations, live from Iraq in September 2008. A graduate of DePauw University, Baier has a bachelor's degree in Political Science and English.

Chuck Lauer (Co-Chair of Annual Meeting)

Chuck LauerCharles S. Lauer was the publisher of Modern Healthcare for more than 30 years, taking it from a monthly money-losing proposition when Crain Communications purchased the magazine in 1976 to the nation's leading healthcare news weekly. Known throughout the healthcare industry and beyond as a leader, Chuck Lauer is now a healthcare consultant, an author, public speaker and award-winning businessman who is in demand for his motivational messages to top companies nationwide.

Lauer's career includes early success as a retail representative for Life magazine at Time, Inc., and later as a drug merchandising manager of Look. The consummate salesman, he served as Midwest Sales Manager for two McGraw-Hill trade publications and was general sales manager for the publications of the American Medical Association where he became the AMA's director of communications. He also held various positions with Family Media, Inc. and Petersen Publishing. He is a graduate of MiddleburyCollege in Vermont, Mr. Lauer served in the United States Army as a corporal during the Korean War and continued his postgraduate education at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois.

Conference Sponsors:

VMG — Corporate Partner
VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. VMG's experience is unparalleled and their credentials are unmatched. Whether circumstances call for a comprehensive valuation, the sale or acquisition of a facility, or joint-venture development assistance, VMG Health offers a unique and in-depth understanding of the relationships, requirements and business issues that surround today's healthcare facilities. Along with performing hundreds of ASC valuations each year, VMG maintains the most comprehensive database on ASC financial benchmarking statistics. VMG's annual benchmarking study, the Intellimarker, provides decision makers with real information to measure and improve the value of their centers. For healthcare organizations seeking to grow, maximize profitability or form new relationships, having a partnership with financial experts who thoroughly understand the value drivers in today's healthcare industry is absolutely essential. www.vmghealth.com

— Corporate Partner
SCA's vision is to be the partner of choice for physicians, hospitals, and health systems in developing and operating ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals across the country and in enhancing hospital-based surgical departments. SCA owns and/or provides management services to 145 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,000 physicians and in affiliation with 30 health systems across the country. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

Wells Fargo - Corporate Partner and Keynote Sponsor
Wells Fargo offers a wide range of financing options specifically designed for the healthcare services industry. Whether you’re planning an expansion of your facility or seeking to upgrade your technology, our experienced medical equipment specialists will work with you to customize an agreement that meets your needs. We can provide:
• Financing (up to 100%) of equipment cost and related tenant improvements
• Capital and operating leases with off-balance sheet options
• Loans, lines of credit, and tax-exempt financing
• Terms up to 10 years
• Step-up monthly payment structures
• Rate locks on fixed or floating interest rates
• Pro rata and corporate guaranties
• Financing for complex expansion projects, equipment acquisitions, and new technology, including EHR
• Equipment manufacturer and software provider vendor finance programs, from referral-only to portfolio purchase programs

We provide financing for a variety of healthcare organizations, including:
• Health systems and hospitals
• Ambulatory surgery centers
• Hospital and physician joint ventures
• Oncology facilities
• Imaging centers
• Physician groups

We can help you purchase or lease the medical equipment you depend on. For more information, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/healthcarefinancing

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. — Corporate Partner Cubist Pharma
Cubist Pharmaceuticals is a public, biopharmaceutical company (NASDAQ: CBST) focused on the research, development and commercialization of products that address significant unmet medical needs in the acute-care environment. Founded in 1992, company headquartered in Lexington, MA, currently employs ~ 700 people. Recognized as a top-performing company: The Boston Globe’s Top Places To Work, Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies and Deloitte Technology Fast 500. Philanthropic efforts focused on supporting STEM education. Through its highly differentiated products and culture, its mission is to be the global leader in transforming the lives of patients in the acute-care/hospital environment.  For more information visit www.cubist.com.

Corporate Partner Sponsor
We know that VHA members are dealing with heightened pressure to deliver results in the midst of rising costs, increasing uncompensated care, nursing shortages and an economic crisis. As you face your distinctive challenges in delivering exemplary health care in your community, you are not alone. VHA brings together health care organizations nationwide to become smarter and stronger, so each can become its individual best. You achieve results by engaging with VHA. However, results are just the beginning. Sustainable results come from strategic relationships that you have built with, and within, VHA. Through VHA, you can connect with peers, share insights, leverage resources and take advantage of innovative solutions – all to lower costs, advance operational performance and enhance patient care. To learn more about VHA please visit www.vha.com.

Team Health — Room Key Card Sponsor — Gold Sponsor TeamHealth logo
TeamHealth is one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States. Through its 18 regional locations and multiple service lines, TeamHealth's approximately 8,600 affiliated healthcare professionals provide emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesia, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to approximately 800 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 47 states. More information can be found at www.teamhealth.com.

IPC The Hospitalist Company — Friday Evening Networking Reception — Gold Sponsor IPC Logo
IPC The Hospitalist Company is a leading physician group practice company focused on the delivery of hospital medicine. With a 17-year track record of continued success, IPC practices in over 300 acute care facilities in 27 states across the US. IPC is focused on aligning our hospitalist physicians with the hospitals’ goals and objectives in order to improve the quality and reduce the cost of patient care in the facilities we serve. For more information, visit the IPC website at www.hospitalist.com.

TruAcuity - USB Drive Sponsor

TruAcuity is a P2P recovery and strategic sourcing firm with a unique and proven strategy to not only recover lost profit, but to increase efficiency through strategic sourcing, specialty contract analysis and continuous monitoring of trends using predictive analytics. TruAcuity’s solution is a self-funding, pay-for-performance model that employs analytics in many ways for the Health Care Industry, generating immediate return and dramatically improving efficiency without sacrificing patient care. The results are an astounding increase in revenues over “post audit only” services in today’s marketplace. For more information, please visit  www.truacuity.com.

Conference tote bag sponsor - Towers Watson - Gold Sponsor

Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 14,000 associates around the world, we offer solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.
With decades of experience serving health care provider organizations, our consultants understand the unique issues, challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. hospital industry. This experience, coupled with our knowledge of the significant forces impacting the industry — from the PPACA, to demographics, to technology — allows us to bring insights and perspective that inform decision making, and help identify and prioritize a change agenda.  Please visit us online at www.towerswatson.com/hospitals.

Eveia Health Consulting & Mangement — Conference At-A-Glance Sponsor — Silver Sponsor Eveia Logo
As experts in business operations analysis and reimbursement methodologies, Eveia Health Consulting & Management specializes in ASC and surgical contract negotiations and serves as a Managed Care Contracting Manager to its clients. Naya Kehayes, MPH, is the founder and managing member of Eveia Health Consulting & Management. For more information, please visit www.eveia.com.

Johnson Controls - Thursday evening reception sponsor
Johnson Controls helps their customers achieve efficiencies through tailored solutions that optimize their real estate and energy performance while reducing total occupancy costs – over $8B of savings since 2000.

As the largest global supplier of building services, heating and air conditioning equipment, and building control systems, Johnson Controls has experience with global companies in multiple industries, complemented by its presence in over 3,500 North American healthcare facilities, providing an unmatched value in products and services across the facility life for healthcare partners.

website: www.johnsoncontrols.com/gwshealthcare

HealthTrust Lanyard sponsor
HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization with members — 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute-care facilities and 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites — whose annual purchasing volume totals more than $21 billion. HealthTrust is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions (www.parallon.net) which include workforce management solutions, revenue cycle and business process expertise and technology solutions.

Symbion Healthcare — Bottled Water Sponsor — Silver SponsorSymbion Logo
Symbion is a leading operator of short-stay surgical facilities. Through its ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, Symbion provides patients with high-quality surgical services across a number of specialties while delivering exceptional value to its physician and hospital partners. Symbion's network has grown to include more than 63 short-stay surgical facilities across 27 states. In each of its locations, the company works to create a highly efficient, quality-focused environment designed around the needs of both patients and physicians. For more information visit www.symbion.com.

Sheridan Healthcare — Lanyards Sponsor — Silver Sponsor
Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. is a leading national hospital-based, multispecialty practice Shreridan Healthcare Logomanagement company that provides comprehensive service-line management for anesthesia, radiology, emergency medicine and neonatology and other pediatric subspecialties. Sheridan, its subsidiaries and affiliates currently operate in 20 states and employ over 1,600 providers. Sheridan takes pride in delivering quality care and in partnering with client hospitals and medical colleagues to grow practices in ways that proves beneficial to all. For more information visit www.sheridanhealthcare.com.

Laser Spine Institute — Floor Stickers — Silver SponsorLaser Spine Institute
Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Through minimally invasive spine surgery, Laser Spine Institute is expanding healthcare options for patients and is helping them achieve a better quality of life.  Laser Spine Institute treats a variety of spinal conditions, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs, scoliosis and sciatica. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Laser Spine Institute employs nearly 600 health professionals at its four regional surgical centers in Tampa, Fla., Scottsdale, Ariz., Philadelphia and Oklahoma City.  For more information, visit http://www.laserspineinstitute.com.

Lovell Communications - Friday Morning Continental Breakfast — Silver Sponsor

For more than 25 years, Lovell Communications has provided strategic communications, marketingLovell Communictions Logo support and crisis communications management to more than 1,000 healthcare providers and healthcare-related companies throughout the country. Lovell's experience touches nearly every area of healthcare including hospitals, academic medical centers, LTACs, nursing homes and rehab facilities, behavioral health centers, biotechnology and pharma companies, healthcare trade associations, national accreditation organizations, managed care organizations, home health and hospice providers, ambulatory surgery centers, medical devices, healthcare IT, social service agencies, revenue enhancement companies, disease management and physician practices. In addition to award-winning marketing, brand reputation and sales-oriented programs, Lovell Communications has helped businesses in nearly every sector of the healthcare industry successfully navigate issues concerning managed care, government reimbursement, The Joint Commission, quality and regulatory agencies, fraud & abuse, compliance, labor relations, bankruptcies and receiverships, community tax referendums, payor mix and physician referral paths. For more information visit www.lovell.com.

PNC Healthcare — Mobile Phone Charging Station — Silver SponsorPNC Healthcare Logo
PNC Healthcare provides specialized services to healthcare providers including credit, capital markets, equipment financing, institutional investment services, and treasury management services.  Revenue Cycle  solutions, designed specifically for healthcare providers, help deliver benefits across the revenue cycle, and include image lockbox services , 835 and EFT receipt and other HIPAA transaction processing to support provider automation and paper and cost reduction goals. With more than 20 years of specialized healthcare industry expertise and a total relationship approach to working with our clients, we combine banking strength and stability with technological innovation and experienced staff to help drive your bottom line and stay ahead of industry change. For more information please visit www.pnc.com/healthcare.




Conference At A Glance Sponsor - Outpatient Healthcare Strategies - Silver Sponsor
Outpatient Healthcare Strategies is a team of professionals that possess a unique expertise with extensive knowledge in the areas of Operations, Finance, Clinical Services and Business Strategies.  We collaborate with  hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and physician groups in developing strategic outpatient initiatives. Specializing in providing Peri-Operative Assessments for Hospitals to improve integrated service delivery models, eliminating redundancies and maximizing resources. 

As a boutique firm, our service delivery and methodology is scalable and customized so that clients only pay for the services that their individual situation requires.   Taking into account exactly what each client needs, Outpatient Healthcare Strategies provides management services including operational oversight  without requiring project equity or multi-year contracts.  Our approach is collaborative and our goal is to work with your team to effectively design and self-manage your outpatient operations, providing support for continuing success.

For more information visit http://www.outpatienthcs.com/






Saturday Morning Networking Breakfast - Pinstripe Healthcare - Silver Sponsor
Pinstripe Healthcare is a division of the nation’s leading pure-play recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider. Pinstripe Healthcare delivers customized solutions that help provider-side organizations align talent strategies to patient care measures by integrating unmatched expertise, refined processes, and exclusive, as well as best-in-class, technologies. Consistent with Pinstripe’s brand promise “We Become You,” dedicated healthcare recruitment teams act as an extension of the client’s human resources function, providing a tailored candidate experience reflective of the its brand, values and culture. For more information visit www.pinstripetalent.com




Friday Afternoon Networking Break - Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc. - Silver Sponsor
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc. is a national healthcare public affairs firm singularly focused on helping the leaders of today's healthcare organizations use the tools of politics and communications to win their strategic goals during times of challenge or change. For more information, visit www.jarrardinc.com.





Friday morning networking break - The Camden Group - Silver Sponsor

With offices across the country, The Camden Group is one of the nation’s leading healthcare business advisory firms. The firm provides a broad array of healthcare consulting services such as strategic and business planning; mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions; physician-hospital alignment; co-management arrangements; bundled payments; clinical integration; developing accountable care organizations; physician compensation; and care model redesign. Since its founding in 1970, The Camden Group has advised more than 2,000 hospitals, medical groups, outpatient facilities, and other healthcare organizations nationwide. Our multi-disciplinary experts, including clinical leaders, have hands-on experience in hospitals, medical groups, and health plans.  For more information, visit us online at www.TheCamdenGroup.com.


Cyber Cafe Sponsor - PFM Group - Silver Sponsor

PFM Group has been the top-ranked municipal advisory firm in the nation for the past 15 years, providing independent financial advisory services clients throughout the United States. PFM affiliates also offer investment, pension advisory, and best practices strategic consulting from locations in every region of the country. For more information visit www.pfm.com.




Friday morning networking break - The Camden Group - Silver Sponsor
With offices across the country, The Camden Group is one of the nation’s leading healthcare business advisory firms. The firm provides a broad array of healthcare consulting services such as strategic and business planning; mergers, acquisitions, and other transactions; physician-hospital alignment; co-management arrangements; bundled payments; clinical integration; developing accountable care organizations; physician compensation; and care model redesign. Since its founding in 1970, The Camden Group has advised more than 2,000 hospitals, medical groups, outpatient facilities, and other healthcare organizations nationwide. Our multi-disciplinary experts, including clinical leaders, have hands-on experience in hospitals, medical groups, and health plans.  For more information, visit us online atwww.TheCamdenGroup.com.


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