Northern LPC: Building Care Teams for Population Health

You are invited to a panel discussion on: Building Care Teams for Population Health
Thursday, October 25, 2018


Fairview Range Regional Health Services
3605 Mayfair Ave, Hibbing, MN 55746

The healthcare environment is changing to value-based models of care and payment. Provider organizations are adapting their talent management to meet this emerging need. Population health impacts recruitment and retention for new care models as well as succession planning for the identification and training of candidates for managerial or leadership positions that are engaged in population health. Talent management and succession planning enable an organization to meet its needs for new positions, teams, and leadership by assessing the competencies required for key positions, nurturing and developing the talents needed to fill those positions, and implementing procedures and protocols for replacement when it becomes necessary.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about types of value-based care models impacting healthcare organizational talent management
  2. Discover assessment methods to identify current and emerging talent needs
  3. Addressing professional or operational issues with care teams
  4. Hear how regional healthcare leaders have developed recruitment, retention and succession plans for value-based teams


12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Welcome, Introductions and Comments
Mark Sonneborn, Minnesota ACHE Regent and Minnesota Hospital Association

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations Panel

  • Laura Ackman, President and COO, Essentia Health – Northern Pines Medical Center, Aurora
  • Heidi Lahti – Director of Ambulatory Care Services, Fairview Range/Fairview Health Services, Hibbing
  • Dan Schletty – ACO Program Manager, Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin
  • Greg Ruberg, CEO, Lake View Hospital, Moderator

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Closing Comments and Evaluation


Sally Buck, Northern MN ACHE Chair, National Rural Health Resource Center

This program has been developed and is presented locally by Minnesota ACHE. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

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

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.

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