May 9-11, 2013
Content reposted from Becker's Hospital Review.
"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.
- 93 sessions and 125 speakers
- Great keynote speeches by Lou Holtz, former college football coach, active sportscaster, author and motivational speaker, and Patrick Lencioni, founder and president of The Table Group, author of ten best selling books
- Keynote panels led by Bret Baier of Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier," and former chief White House correspondent
- Co-chaired by Charles S. Lauer, author, consultant, speaker and former publisher of Modern Healthcare magazine
More information: Becker's Hospital Review
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Group name: Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting
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Keynote speakers:Coach Lou Holtz
Lou 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 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 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)
Charles 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."