The Healthcare Roundtable

Chief Operating Officers

The Meetings

The Members formally convene two times per year, spring and fall, for a two-day interactive session. Participants identify the issues they want to explore and the experts they want to hear from. A typical two-day Roundtable seminar will feature 3-5 speakers (outside speakers and/or Members themselves) making presentations on recent trends and innovative projects.

Issues may include topics such as:

  • Alternative funding sources for program development and/or facilities improvements? 
  • Current physician recruitment and alignment strategies? 
  • Physician compensation models?
  • Fee for service vs. Capitation vs. Bundled Payments? Current trends? 
  • Merger stories? Pros and cons?
  • Discuss industry consolidation, merger and acquisition activity and get participant perspectives on the impact it is having for them? 
  • Energy saving programs? 
  • Observation Station Plans – locate to single units? Staff differently? More cost-efficient staffing model to watch reimbursement? 
  • ER volume-rise with low/no pay? Go to urgent/emergent only, and all other pay premium to stay? Concerns with medical summary?
  • The give and take that occurs between system directed and system driven decision-making vs. local autonomy? 
The participants also enjoy the cross-pollination of ideas during Open Discussion sessions. Members are encouraged to present the issues/problems they are currently facing so that fellow Members can advise one another as peer consultants. During these interactive discussions, Members share new innovations and projects-in-process using a "grand rounds" format.

All Roundtable Meetings are skillfully facilitated to avoid wandering discussions and to promote productive dialogue and the efficient use of time spent "around the table." The "think tank" approach of the Roundtable provides a very high quality educational experience one cannot easily find elsewhere.

The Roundtable Dues, Attendance and Guest Policy
Tuitions at these meetings are covered by yearly membership dues. Meeting attendance must be a high priority. A Member is strongly encouraged to send an appropriate substitute in the event he or she is unable to attend a scheduled Roundtable Meeting.

A Member may bring one guest to any Meeting, particularly an individual who is considering membership. Guest registrations are made in advance (at no additional charge)--limited to four total per Roundtable Meeting.

In order to cover the costs of the semi-annual meetings, including speaker fees, appropriate research, and operating expenses, Members pay $2,995 for two consecutive meetings.

Scheduled Meetings of The Healthcare Roundtable for Chief Operating Officers

April 20--21, 2017
Hilton Marco Island Beach Hotel
Marco Island, FL

October 19--20, 2017
Omni Scottsdale Resort at Montelucia
Scottsdale, AZ


“I find the combination of speakers who are “in the know” as well as best practices directly from my colleagues to be very helpful. The size of the group allows me to know my colleagues and be able to contact them between sessions which is priceless, especially when I want to get feedback on a situation or idea.” 
--Member of THR/COO

“The Healthcare Roundtable has been an outstanding opportunity for our hospital to regularly benchmark with other great hospitals around the country.  We currently have all senior vice presidents and several directors as members in their disciplines.  It not only provides immeasurable value to our hospital's performance, but, also serves as great reward and recognition and to retain our very best leaders."
--Member of THR/COO