Physician and Executive Partnerships: Hard Facts, Soft Skills 

The CEO of a health care organization is responsible for handling challenges that are constantly evolving. Health care CEOs must be at the forefront of leadership techniques, industry knowledge and creativity. The session will show you how to create strong relationships as the cornerstone in sustainable partnership. It will also explore the importance of understanding differences between corporate culture and physician culture.

Speaker: Thomas A. Atchison, Ed.D., founder and president, Atchison Consulting LLC, LeClaire, IA

Who should attend: Chief executive officers, board members, physicians, nurse practitioner leaders and other senior executives.

Continuing Education: This session is assigned 3.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

Where and When: Wednesday September 19, 2018, 8-11:30 am

Madden’s on Gull Lake, Brainerd MN

More about MHA’s Annual Meeting

Each September, hospital leaders gather to hear from exceptional, forward-thinking speakers on ways to move health care forward and to network and share best practices with colleagues from around the state. The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 19-21 at Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN. View the conference brochure. Click here to make a reservation at Madden’s. If you are staying offsite, but would like to join MHA for meals, you can purchase individual meal tickets when you register online or complete the day meeting package form and send in with payment.

ACHE-MN 5th Annual Fall Conference: Leading & Performing for the Future

Thursday November 15, 2018
7:00 am – 3:45 pm
Crowne Plaza, 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 55441


*This program will provide ACHE members with 2.0 Qualified and 4.5 Face-to-Face Education Credits

7:00 – 7:30 AM         Registration/Breakfast
7:30 – 7:45 AM         Welcome and Table introductions
7:45 – 9:00 AM         Morning Keynote: “Leading a Relationship-Based Culture”
An experiential session based on the 2018 James A. Hamilton ACHE Book Award Winner-Advancing Relationship-Based Cultures

  • Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Health Care Management
  • Brett Long, MHA, Client Partner and Consultant, Creative Health Care Management

9:00 – 9:15 AM        Break
9:15 – 10:45 AM       Artificial Intelligence and Health Care Technology of the Future Panel Discussion

  • Alan V. Abramson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Information Services and Technology, Chief Information Officer, HealthPartners
  • Kurt Waltenbaugh, MBA, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carrot Health, Inc
  • Jeff Hertzberg, MD, MS, Medical Director, Data Science and Transformation Optum Enterprise Analytics, Optum
  • Moderator: Bob Fronberry, MBA, Chief Information Officer, Practice Director – Technology Services, Patina Solutions

10:45 – 11:00 AM     Break
11:00 – 12:30 PM     Healthcare Financing and System Design of the Future Panel Discussion

  • Mark B. Koch, MBA, CMPE, Vice Chair of Administration, Mayo Clinic  
  • Greg Klugherz, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CentraCare Health and St. Cloud Hospital
  • Beth Monsrud, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, UCare
  • Robert E. Nesse, MD, Professor of Family Medicine and Senior Director for Payment Reform, Mayo Clinic
  • Moderator: Kimberly Parrish, MBA, Senior Lecturer, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota

12:30 – 1:30 PM      President’s Luncheon ~ Europa Dining Room
1:30 – 1:45 PM         Transition back to the Regency Room
1:45 – 2:00 PM        Awards and Introduction to the New Fellows
2:00 – 3:30 PM        CEO Roundtable “Bending the Execution Curve”

  • Penny Wheeler, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allina Health
  • Andrea M. Walsh, JD, President and Chief Executive Officer, HealthPartners
  • Diane S. Cross, Med, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fraser
  • Mary Maertens, MHA, Regional President and Chief Executive Officer, Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
  • Moderator: Jennifer M. Olson, MBA, Senior Vice President, System Operations and Chief Strategy Officer, Children’s Minnesota

3:30 – 3:45 PM        Closing Remarks
3:45 – 4:45 PM        Special Session on Fellowship and Advancement *Separate Registration for those interested

Conference Rates and Registration – Early Bird Rate has been EXTENDED through Oct. 15th
ACHE Members
Early Bird
After Oct. 15th

Early Bird
After Oct 15th
Health Care Students – $45 for the first 30 students that register, $70 after that