2nd Annual Mini-Congress

  • September 14, 2017
  • 8:30AM- 6:00PM
  • New York Academy of Medicine 1216 5th Ave New York, New York 10029

Join HLNY for our 2nd annual Mini-Congress. This year’s theme is “Discovering Possibilites and Opportunities”, intending to help participants deepen knowledge on different areas through four panel discussions:

– Bending the Execution Curve: Implementing Successful Organizational Change

– Changing Business Strategies and Aligning Executive Compensation

– Disruptive Innovation

– Equity of Care

We are excited to offer a full-day learning and networking opportunity to our membership and guests closer to home. There will be 6 hours of ACHE face-to-face credit awarded. In addition, HLNY will be announcing our second annual diversity award winner and presenting several ACHE service awards.

To round out the day, we are pleased to have ACHE joining us to share the latest developments with our national organization.

This event is generously sponsored by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:


Complimentary registration is available to employees of our Platinum Sponsors (GNYHA, Hospital for Special Surgery, and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Contact us for registration details.


6 Face-to-Face credits will be offered at this event

In order to attain the full 6 Face-to-Face credits, you must be in attendance for the full day. Attendance will be taken before and after each panel discussion. 


8:30 AM         Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM         Opening Remarks

9:15 AM         Panel 1

10:45 AM       Break

11:00 AM       Panel 2

12:30 PM       Lunch

1:00 PM         Panel 3

2:30 PM         Service Award presentations

2:45 PM         ACHE Update

3:45 PM         Break

4:00 PM        Diversity Award Presentation

4:15 PM         Panel 4

5:45 PM         Closing remarks and wrap up



Today’s workplace calls for the development of high-performance work teams to manage dynamic healthcare environments. The panelists will present strategies to design and implement collaborative work systems.


Ann Marie McDonald, RN, CEN, EdD

Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

St. Barnabas Health System


Panelist # 1

Michael C Evangelides

Principal, Human Capital

Deloitte Consulting LLP


Panelist # 2

Rony Rinat, Ph.D.

Vice President and Chief Learning Officer

Memorial Sloan Kettering


Panelist # 3

Swetha Kannan-Vigneault, M.Psych

Director,Organizational Development & Change

NYU Langone Medical Center



Among the most daunting aspects of the ongoing transformation of healthcare delivery is that many of the changes will evolve gradually – requiring providers to simultaneously support traditional standards of patient care, while embracing new criteria that are more focused on promoting wellness. Business models, executive roles, and related executive compensation programs will undergo transformative change as healthcare Boards and Compensation Committees seek to establish remuneration programs that are sufficiently flexible to allow a migration towards this new strategic vision. Executive compensation arrangements will need to focus leaders on existing core operational competencies and results, and meaningfully encourage the innovation and execution necessary to succeed in tomorrow’s environment. Programs that are effective and capable of withstanding the scrutiny of investors, the community, regulators and the media, will be straightforward in design, closely aligned with mission and performance and highly competitive given superior performance. The changes that many healthcare organizations will need to make will take some time, and will often require the clinical expertise of physicians and physician executives. Leadership pay programs must therefore provide the necessary incentives to encourage long-term collaboration between executives in order to achieve sustained success.



Shaun Smith, JD

SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer



Panelist # 1

Alanna Conte

Senior Principal

Korn Ferry Hay Group


Panelist # 2

Bruce Greenblatt

Managing Principal

Sullivan, Cotter and Associate, Inc.


Panelist # 3

Lisa Freeman

Vice President, Compensation

Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center



Disruptive innovation, a term coined by Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen, is a transformative business model that leverages technology to help focus on making products and services more accessible and affordable. In healthcare delivery, disruptive innovations have the potential to decrease costs while improving both the quality and accessibility of care. Disruptive innovations enable new applications and changes in behaviors. The current thinking with many innovators is a belief that a host of disruptive innovations would have wide implications for payers by shifting payment models to reward precision diagnostic tests and abilities of providers. Several current disruptive innovations like retail clinics, telemedicine, medical tourism, and point-of-care medical payments could make a major difference in how health care is reshaped in the near future. This panel will focus on the role of innovation in the medical marketplace and examples of disruptive innovations that will change lives in health care.



Dr. Harry Greenspun, MD

CMO, Managing Director

KF Health, Korn Ferry


Panelist # 1

Dr. Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA

Medical Director of eHealth Center

Westchester Medical Center Health Network


Panelist # 2

Mary Sargent

Senior Director, Solution Innovation

Philips HealthTech


Panelist # 3

Wendy Perchick

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center



Quality of care should not vary on the basis of the patients’ socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, or geographic background. It is known however, that there is a healthcare divide in the U.S. especially in vulnerable populations including: those lacking health insurance, low- income families, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBT populations. The Affordable Care Act aims to address access and equity of care issues by expanding health insurance coverage. The improvement in access to care will change the way healthcare is delivered and financed.

To embrace diversity is a core principle of the healthcare management profession and is also an ethical and business imperative. Healthcare organizations must ensure their staff is educated on disparities in order to appropriately address the needs of patients from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to provide equitable high-quality care to all. It has been shown that patient-centered care improves clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction while reducing medical errors and costs. Eliminating healthcare disparities provides a strategic component to ensure organizational excellence and long-term financial viability.



Paul D. Vitale, FACHE

President & CEO

BrightPoint Health


Panelist # 1

Dr. Francesca Gany, M.D., M.S

Chief of the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center



Panelist # 2

Dr. Lewis W. Marshall Jr., MS, MD, JD

Medical Director

New York University Student Health Center


Panelist # 3

Dr. Ramanathan Raju, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE

Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer

Northwell Health


ACHE Updates

David Olson, FACHE

Senior VP of External Relations and Chief Strategy Officer

Froedtert Health in Milwaukee

2017-2018 Chairman-Elect


The Healthcare Leaders of NY Group rates are now available online. Your guest have the option of booking their reservations with the link below or calling our off site reservations at 1.866.925.3746.

Group Code – 225046






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This and all our programs and events are made possible by the generosity of our 2016-2017 HLNY Corporate Sponsors who are ardent supporters of the healthcare executive profession.