The Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting will take place in Chicago from April 17 through April 20, 2017. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan on speaking at the conference. Read their Q&As below!

Becker's Speaker Series: 4 questions with Schneider Regional Medical Center CEO Bernard Wheatley

Wheatley Bernard headshotSince April 2013, Bernard Wheatley has served as CEO of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands-based Schneider Regional Medical Center.

As CEO, he oversees Schneider Regional Medical Center's three facilities: The Roy Lester Schneider Hospital, The Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute and the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. Previously, Dr. Wheatley was vice president of operations at Athens (Ga.) Regional Medical Center. He earned a doctor of business administration from Prescott Valley, Ariz.-based North Central University.

Read Dr. Wheatley's Q&A here!

 

 


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Dr. Redonda Miller, President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Redonda Miller, MD, MBA, has served as president of Baltimore-based The Johns Hopkins Hospital since July 1, 2016.

She is the first female president in the hospital's 128-year history. Most recently, Dr. Miller was senior vice president for medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president of medical affairs for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Miller earned her MBA from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

On Wednesday, April 19, Dr. Miller will give a keynote speech at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Dr. Miller's Q&A here!


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Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD, CEO of Cleveland Clinic

Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD, currently serves as president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic.

After joining Cleveland Clinic in 1975, he became chairman of the department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in 1989. Dr. Cosgrove, who earned his medical degree from Charlottesville-based University of Virginia School of Medicine, previously was a surgeon in the U.S. Air Force, serving as chief of U.S. Air Force Casualty Staging Flight in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam. A renowned speaker and author, Dr. Cosgrove is the recipient of Cleveland Clinic's Master Clinician Award, Lerner Humanitarian Award and Innovator of the Year Award.

On Tuesday, April 18, Dr. Cosgrove will give a keynote speech at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Dr. Cosgrove's Q&A here!

 

 


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Louis Shapiro, CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery

Louis Shapiro became president and CEO of the Hospital for Special Surgery, which is based in New York City, in 2006.

Mr. Shapiro's career began at Pittsburgh-based Allegheny General Hospital. Since then, he has served as a leader in the healthcare practice of McKinsey & Company and as executive vice president and COO of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System.

On Monday, April 17, Mr. Shapiro will speak on a keynote panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Mr. Shapiro's Q&A here!

 


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Michael Rowan, former CHI COO

Michael Rowan is the former president of health system delivery and COO of Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives.

Prior to his time at CHI, Mr. Rowan was executive vice president and COO of Detroit-based St. John Health. He also held roles as president and CEO of Youngstown, Ohio-based Humility of Mary Health Partners and executive vice president and COO of Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Health Care System. 

On Monday, April 17, Mr. Rowan will speak on a keynote panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Mr. Rowan's Q&A here!

 

 


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Leslie Marsh, CEO of Lexington Regional Health Center

For nearly seven years, Leslie Marsh, RN, MSN, has served as CEO of Lexington (Neb.) Regional Health Center.

She currently is president of the Nebraska Rural Health Association. In addition, Ms. Marsh, a registered nurse, holds a master's degree in nursing from New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University's Nursing Management, Policy and Leadership program.

On Tuesday, April 18, Ms. Marsh will speak on a panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Ms. Marsh's Q&A here!


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Tom Sadvary, CEO of HonorHealth

Tom Sadvary joined Scottsdale (Ariz.) Shea Medical Center in 1986 and was appointed CEO of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare in 2005.

During his tenure, he played a key role in the merger of Scottsdale Healthcare and Phoenix-based John C. Lincoln Health Network. After affiliating in 2013 and finalizing their merger in 2014, the organizations unveiled the new name of their Scottsdale, Ariz.-based system — HonorHealth — in 2015. Mr. Sadvary, who was inducted into Scottsdale's History Hall of Fame, has a master's degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh. 

On Wednesday, April 19, Mr. Sadvary will speak on a keynote panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Mr. Sadvary's Q&A here!

 


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Dr. Audrius Polikaitis, CIO of University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Audrius Polikaitis, PhD, currently serves as assistant vice president of health information technology and CIO of Chicago-based University of Illinois Hospital Health Sciences System.

In his role, Dr. Polikaitis oversees the information systems at UI Health. Dr. Polikaitis earned his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Chicago-based Illinois Institute of Technology.

On Wednesday, April 19, Dr. Polikaitis will speak on a panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Dr. Polikaitis' Q&A here!


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Michael Patterson, CEO of Mississippi Valley Health

Michael Patterson serves as president and CEO of Davenport, Iowa-based Mississippi Valley Health. Through his position, he oversees the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center, Mississippi Valley Endoscopy Center and Mississippi Medical Plaza Development Corp. and its related entities.

During his professional career, he has held various leadership and administrative positions, including executive director and CEO of The Outpatient Surgery Center of Cedar Rapids (Iowa) and vice president of operations and chief nurse executive of Rock Island, Ill.-based Trinity Regional Health System. Mr. Patterson was also a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves before retiring from the service with full honors in 2012.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Mr. Patterson will speak on a panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Mr. Patterson's Q&A here!


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Dr. Maria Ryan, CEO of Cottage Hospital

Maria Ryan, PhD, currently serves as CEO of Woodsville, N.H.-based Cottage Hospital, a rural hospital that serves 22 towns between New Hampshire and Vermont.

Dr. Ryan is board certified as a family nurse practitioner with a specialty in emergency medicine and has a vast portfolio in hospital leadership, including tertiary, community, for-profit, nonprofit and rural settings. Under Dr. Ryan's leadership, Cottage Hospital has received numerous accolades for quality, efficiency, innovation and low cost. Most recently, Dr. Ryan was selected as a recipient of the New Hampshire Business Review's Outstanding Women in Business Award 2017. She holds a doctorate in healthcare administration and a master's degree in nursing.

On Monday, April 17, 2017, Dr. Ryan will speak on panels at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Dr. Ryan's Q&A here!


Tony Snyder, CEO of Pomerene Hospital

Tony Snyder has served as CEO of Millersburg, Ohio-based Pomerene Hospital since 2005.

With an MBA from Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business in Columbus, Mr. Snyder has transitioned Pomerene Hospital from a county-owned facility into a private, nonprofit institution.

On Wednesday, April 19, Mr. Snyder will speak on a panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Mr. Snyder's Q&A here!


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Randy Oostra, CEO of ProMedica

Randy Oostra has been with Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica since 1997 and has served as president and CEO since 2009.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Oostra held various other roles with ProMedica, including president and COO, vice president and corporate vice president of strategic business development. He received a doctoral degree in management from Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University, a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in management from the University of Wisconsin.

On Wednesday, April 19, Mr. Oostra will speak on a panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Mr. Oostra's Q&A here!

 


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Sally Deitch, market CEO of The Hospitals of Providence

In her current role, Sally Deitch serves as market CEO of El Paso, Texas-based The Hospitals of Providence and leads the efforts for the Transmountain Campus in collaboration with Texas Tech University of Health Sciences El Paso.

Ms. Deitch holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso, as well as and a master's in healthcare administration from San Antonio-based Trinity University. She has previously held numerous leadership positions, including CEO of Edmond-based Oklahoma University Medical Center.

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Ms. Deitch will speak on a panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Ms. Deitch's Q&A here!


Fortier Christopher headshotDr. Christopher Fortier, chief pharmacy officer of Massachusetts General Hospital

Before becoming chief pharmacy officer at Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, Christopher Fortier, PharmD, held various roles at Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina, including coordinator of pharmacy administrative services and manager of pharmacy support and OR services.

Dr. Fortier also was an adjunct associate professor at Columbia-based South Carolina College of Pharmacy. He earned his doctorate of pharmacy from Mansfield-based University of Connecticut.

On Monday, April 17, 2017, Dr. Fortier will speak at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Dr. Fortier's Q&A here!


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Dr. Ginger Williams, CEO of Oaklawn Hospital

In 2013, Ginger Williams, MD, became president and CEO of Marshall, Mich.-based Oaklawn Hospital.

Trained as an ER physician, Dr. Williams previously served as CMO of Oaklawn Hospital. She is also a board member of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association and a community board member of Chemical Bank.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Dr. Williams will speak at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Dr. Williams' Q&A here!

 


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Dr. Richard Embrey, Augusta Health CMO and VP for Population Health Management

Richard Embrey, MD, joined Fishersville, Va.-based Augusta Health as CMO and vice president for population health management this year.

Board-certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery, Dr. Embrey previously served as CMO of Salem, Va.-based LewisGale Regional Health System and CMO of Birmingham, Ala.-based PrincetonBaptistMedicalCenter. A native of Lynchburg, Va., Dr. Embrey has also worked as an associate professor of surgery at DukeUniversity in Durham, N.C.

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Dr. Embrey will speak at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Dr. Embrey's Q&A here!


Berkowitz Lyle headshotDr. Lyle Berkowitz, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Director of Innovation

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, isn't just a primary care physician. He's also a health IT innovator, professor, author and startup founder.

Since 2012, Dr. Berkowitz has served as the director of innovation at Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. He also serves as an associate professor of clinical medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He coauthored Innovation With Information Technologies in Healthcare, the first book exploring the intersection between health IT and innovation. In addition, Dr. Berkowitz is the founder and chairman of healthfinch.com, a software company focused on clinical workflow.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Mr. Eisele will speak on a panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan on speaking at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Dr. Berkowitz's Q&A here!


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Melvin Eisele, Loma Linda University Health VP of Revenue Cycle

Melvin Eisele is well-versed in the happenings of the healthcare world.

He spent more than two decades holding roles at numerous health systems and companies, including vice president at Gaithersburg, Md.-based Adventist HealthCare, vice president at Chicago-based Accretive Health and corporate director at Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System. Mr. Eisele now serves as vice president of revenue cycle at Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Mr. Eisele will speak on a panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan on speaking at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Mr. Eisele's Q&A here!


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Jason Keeler, COO of the University of Chicago Medicine

Jason Keeler has served as executive vice president and COO of the University of Chicago Medicine since 2014.

He previously served as vice president of clinical and procedural services at the University of Chicago Medical Center since 2011. Before that, he held roles at Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola University Medical Center and St. Louis-based Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Mr. Keeler will speak at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Mr. Keeler's Q&A here!

 

 


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Though not yet 40 years old, David Chou has already made his mark in the world of health IT.

Mr. Chou is currently vice president and CIO of Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City (Mo.). He has also served as a healthcare IT advisor for East Lansing-based Michigan State University, CIO of Jackson-based University of Mississippi Medical Center and senior director of IT operations at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Mr. Chou will take part in a panel at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Mr. Chou's Q&A here!


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Marna Borgstrom, CEO of Yale-New Haven Health System

More than 30 years ago, Ms. Borgstrom started her career at Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital.

Since then, she’s held numerous roles at the hospital. In 1994, she was promoted to executive vice president and COO. Eleven years later, she took the helm as president and CEO of both Yale-New Haven Health System and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

On Monday, April 17, 2017, Ms. Borgstrom will give a keynote speech at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Ms. Borgstrom's Q&A here!

 

 


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Dr. Michel Dagher, CMO and CMIO of The CORE Institute

With more than two decades of medical management experience, Michel Dagher, DO, currently serves as CMO and CMIO of Phoenix-based The CORE Institute.

Previously, Dr. Dagher served as CMO of Goodyear, Ariz.-based West Valley Hospital. While at West Valley, he concurrently served as the medical director for Abu Dhabi, UAE-based Zayed Military Hospital.

Dr. Dagher will take part in panels on Tuesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders planning to speak at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Dr. Dagher's Q&A here!

 

 


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Dr. Laura Forese, COO of NewYork-Presbyterian

Laura Forese, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, currently serves as executive vice president and COO of NewYork-Presbyterian.

After joining NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in 2003 as vice president of medical affairs, Dr. Forese has held numerous other positions, including CMO; group senior vice president and COO for NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester and NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan; and president of the former NYP Healthcare System.

Dr. Forese will be a part of a keynote panel on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. She'll also lead a session on Wednesday, April 19. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders scheduled to speak at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Dr. Forese's Q&A here!

 

 


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Christopher Dawes, President & CEO, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Christopher Dawes has been president and CEO of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford since 1999, but has held numerous roles in the California healthcare market since the 1980s.

He served as COO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford from 1995 to 1997, and previously held senior management positions at Stanford (Calif.) Health Care, Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Mr. Dawes will be a panel member at the Becker's Hospital Review 8th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place from April 17 through April 20 in Chicago.

Read Christopher Dawes' Q&A here!