Chief Executive Officers
New Healthcare Roundtables for Chief Executive Officers
The Healthcare Roundtable in partnership with the CEO Advisory Network is excited to announce the formation of a new exclusive membership group of high-caliber Chief Executive Officers who lead non-competing hospitals and health systems throughout the nation. We understand that there are two distinct types of hospital/health system CEO Leaders serving in America’s healthcare system, so we have created two distinct CEO Roundtables to meet the differing needs of both groups. The first, new CEO Roundtable will be a forum for established senior leaders of leading healthcare organizations named The Pinnacle Group. The second, new CEO Roundtable will be a forum for younger healthcare leaders early in their careers named the Rising Healthcare Leaders.
Members of both groups will meet separately to interact and explore common healthcare issues, experiences, projects, management challenges, and visions of future trends. They will benefit from in-depth educational sessions with industry experts with ample time to discuss real-life, real-time problems and future issues that they will be facing. CEO Roundtable Members will identify and share tools and resources to help them navigate the transformations occurring within America’s healthcare system today.
One of the biggest advantages for the CEO Roundtable Members will be to gain insights and benefit from exposure to many of the country’s top healthcare thought leaders and innovators. Members will build lasting relationships and gain knowledge from colleagues who are experiencing similar challenges while navigating the transformational changes and uncertainties occurring within America’s healthcare system. These relationships will bring immeasurable value to the Members and their organizations throughout the years to come. We believe that Membership in our programs will provide significant benefits, individually and organizationally that cannot be attained through other programs.
The CEO Roundtable Groups
The Pinnnacle Group
The Members of this group will create an interactive forum for estblished senior leaders of leading healthcare organizations. They will openly discuss common healthcare issues and challenges while identifying resources and tools to help them navigate the transformations occurring within America's healthcare system. The Member will:
1.) Have held for a minimum of 5 year the CEO position in a larger, free-standing hospital or in a multi-hospital system that has extensive components of vertical integraion
2.) Have a direct reporting relationship to the Governing Board of their organization
3.) Spend the majority of their time on strategy development and implementaiton, and a minority of their time on opeational issues
4.) Will most likely be approaching the pinncale of their career with respect to organization size and complexity
The focus of The Pinnacle Group will include sharing of best practices, execution of strategies to improve quality and overall operating performance and creation of governance structures to support system success.
The Rising Healthcare Leaders Group
The Members of this group will create an innovative, engaging and interactive learning experience for younger healthcare leaders, early in their careers who will be leading their organiations and America's healthcare system into the care delivery systems of the future. The member will:
1.) Currently hold either a.) a CEO position for less than 5 years, or b.) a COO or similar leadership position in a free-standing hospital or a multi-hospital health system.
2.) Likely not currently hold a position that has a direct reporting relationship to the Governing Board of their organization
3.) Spend the majority of their time on operational issues, and minority of their time on strategy development and implementation
4.) Will most likely be at the stage in their careers in which they will be advancing within the next few years to positions of greater responsibility and complexity.
5.) Will have an affinity for innovation and change processes.
The focus of the Rising Healthcare Leaders Group will be to provide these aspiring CEO leaders with access to knowledge and experiences that they need to develop and implement strategies as they progress in their careers. They will gain exposure to industry experts, take advantage of the experiences and mentoring opportunities from former and current CEOs of leading healthcare systems, and develop meaningful networking relationships with their peers.
How The CEO Roundtable Works
The CEO Roundtable Groups will meet two times per year, on the same dates, and at the same hotel locations, for separate but concurrent, 2-1/2 day interactive sessions with different agendas.
Participants will work with the CEO Roundtable to identify the issues they want to explore and the experts they want to hear from. A typical Roundtable Meeting will feature 3-5 speakers (outside speakers and/or Members themselves) making presentations, both formal and informal, on recent trends and innovative projects. During these interactive discussions, Members will have an opportunity to “deep dive into the topics” share experiences, hear of failures and successes and learn innovative approaches to the issues facing healthcare today.
The Members will also enjoy the cross-pollination of ideas during Open Discussion sessions. Members are encouraged to present the issues/problems they are facing so that fellow Members can advise one another as peer consultants.
Membership Non-Compete Policy
Members from non-competing, not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems will join the selected Group on a first-come, first-served basis. Once an individual CEO joins The Roundtable, his or her organization’s competitors -- defined as those entities that compete directly for patients within their geographic market area -- will not be allowed to join and must be waitlisted. Our goal is to create a learning environment in which Members can freely share at the highest levels with the full expectation of privacy and confidentiality. This is only possible when there are no competitors in a given Roundtable.
Meeting Agendas & Learning Formats
Prior to each Meeting, a theme or overall focus will be identified and developed based on input and feedback directly from the Members. An Agenda will then be created incorporating the interests and suggestions of the Members for Outside Speakers. The Agenda will also include timely, brief Member-presented Case Studies of interest based on the Member’s own leadership challenges and experiences.
Following a presentation by an Outside Speaker, the speaker will be asked to participate in an open dialogue session, such as an informal interview conducted by the Roundtable Meeting Facilitator and/or a Q&A session with the attendees. The speaker may also be available for informal conversations and networking during breaks or meals. Outside speaker sessions may last 3 to 4 hours, to encourage a “deep-dive” approach toward a particular subject area.
Member Case Study Presentations
Case studies may take several forms including, but not limited to, an in-depth case study of a program or issue related to the Roundtable theme, or a panel discussion with 2-3 members presenting their respective organizations’ experience related to a specific topic. Ample time will be allotted for discussion and Q&A from the Roundtable participants who may also be asked to react to the presentation by either sharing their organizations’ experience or offering advice to the presenter(s). All members presenting case studies will be expected to be totally transparent with not only sharing successes but also sharing failures and lessons learned.
During the Roundtable, each Member will also be invited to share One Innovative Idea they have recently pursued that brings noteworthy benefit (measured through cost savings, increased revenue, increases in patient, physician, or employee satisfaction, increases in quality, etc) and is relatively easy to implement. Through this simple format, Members return home with a bounty of ideas that can be quickly operationalized in order to bring great value to their organizations.
The Healthcare Roundtable and CEO Advisory Network Partners
The Healthcare Roundtable
The Healthcare Roundtable, founded in 1994 by Dick Rand and Heidi Matic, is one of the originators of the Executive Roundtable concept where professionals interact to share experiences, management challenges and future trends and issues. With over 200 active Members representing leading hospitals and integrated delivery systems nationally, Roundtables include C-Suite Executives with specific Roundtables for Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Information Officers, Managed Care & Revenue Officers, Patient Care Services Executives, General Counsel, Employed Physician Networks, and Corporate Compliance Officers. The value of the Roundtables can be demonstrated by the fact that approximately 60%-65% of each Roundtable group has been meeting together for five or more years with new Members joining all the time.
The CEO Advisory Network is a team of highly accomplished healthcare leaders firmly grounded in senior level executive experience. Recognized nationally as leaders of Truven Top 100 Hospitals, US News & World Report Top Hospitals, JACHO Codman Award winners and many others, their passion is to leave a lasting legacy by assisting today’s forward looking CEO’s and senior executives in leading their organizations on their individualized path during these transformational times. Members of this new Roundtable Group will have continual access to these powerful and experienced leaders who are available to assist in any way they can. We believe this type of new and innovative CEO leader will be actively looking for outstanding mentors to learn from and to emulate.
CEO Advisory Network Members
David Jimenez - David is an accomplished executive with a proven track record in clinical transformation. Named by Modern Healthcare among the Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives and the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare, David has held a number of prominent healthcare positions including COO for Catholic Healthcare Partners, now known as Mercy Health, which operates 23 hospitals across Ohio & Kentucky. David was elected in 2007 a Regent-at-Large for American College of Healthcare Executives. He has leveraged his hospital CEO experience to transform quality, finance, and operations through extensive work with system governance structures.
Jeffrey A. Leimgruber - Jeff has more than 35 years of leadership in freestanding community teaching hospitals, multi-hospital integrated systems and post-acute service networks. In his 17 year tenure with the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, he served as CEO of two major health system hospitals recognized by Truven’s Top 100 Hospitals consecutively for over 10 years as well as being rated by Healthgrades in the Top 50 hospitals nationally. Throughout his career Jeff demonstrated consistent success in leading organizational, financial, operational and cultural turnarounds with strong medical staff and community partnerships. Jeff has firmly established himself as a “go-to” leader for high-value and high-visibility mission critical strategies.
Frank L. Lordeman - Frank has over 40 years of senior executive leadership experience in nationally recognized major integrated multi-hospital health systems. Most notably he served as Chief Operating Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Health System which, under Frank’s leadership, were nationally recognized by US & News Report as a Top 5 hospital nationally in 15 specialties and awarded Truven Top 100 Major Teaching Hospital for 6 consecutive years. Most recently, Frank has worked with the WellStar Health System in its strategic expansion into the largest health system in Georgia. Frank has dedicated his career to transforming healthcare organizations, while reaching the highest level of quality, and attaining maximum organizational performance.
Thomas Strauss - Tom is a strategically minded and financially focused proven executive with experience delivering high growth profits from entrepreneurial ventures including start-ups, joint ventures, partnerships, turnarounds, mergers, and integrations. Most recently, Tom served as CEO of the Summa Heath System, which included a major Health Plan, SummaCare, with over 250,000 enrollees. Most notably, Tom served on the Board of Premier during its years of expansion into the largest national healthcare GPO and Quality Information organization. Tom is passionate about building and sustaining healthcare cultures that align the focus on patient care delivery and satisfaction.
Alan R. Yordy - Alan is a senior executive with a consistent and extensive history of positive business outcomes in turnarounds, start-ups, and merger & acquisition environments. Most recently, Alan served as the CEO of PeaceHealth, a 10-hospital health system located in the Western United States. An accomplished healthcare executive, he has significantly influenced healthcare policy initiatives and programs serving on numerous regional and national boards for major insurance and provider organizations. Alan has leveraged his change management skills to build a significant employed medical group, develop a health plan and aggressively grow PeaceHealth.
The CEO Advisory Network Team will be actively engaged at each CEO Roundtable session oftentimes presenting case studies, facilitating the interactive meeting process and working individually with members. Additionally, the Team will be highly involved in the development of the meeting curriculum and recruitment of top quality, highly credentialed speakers.
How to Become a New Member
We believe that the CEO Roundtable will be a significant added value to you and your organization. We welcome new members who desire to become top executives in our field. Unfortunately, we have a very strict non-compete policy and can only consider applicants on a first-come first-served basis. To reserve your membership, please contact The Healthcare Roundtable.
Members pay $12,500 per year which entitles them to attend two consecutive Roundtable Meetings.