The Opening Session of the 28th VHA Leadership Conference, "Explore Challenges. Experience Solutions." Click on the images to enlarge.
Robert Ballard's Presentation
Robert Ballard opened the VHA Leadership Conference with a presentation on the spirit of exploration. A National Geographic Society explorer in residence, Ballard is best known for his discovery of the Titanic.
Tim Porter O'Grady and Kathy Malloch signed copies of their co-authored book, Quantam Leadership: Advancing Information, Transforming Healthcare, as part of a rooftop gathering.
The Leadership Awards program is open to all VHA members to honor excellence in clinical, supply chain management, community benefit and sustainability.
2011 Sustainability Excellence Award
The 2011 Sustainability Excellence Award goes to Abington Memorial Hospital. Colleen Risk and VHA president and CEO Curt Nonomaque presented the award to Judith Kratka, corporate director for facilities planning and sustainability.
Chief Medical Officer Trent Haywood and CEO Curt Nonomaque present one of 28 awards for Clinical Excellence in 2011.
The CEO Forum featured three panel discussions with industry and health care policy experts examining recent accomplishments and future challenges. Colleen Risk moderates a discussion with Steve Johnson, CEO, Susquehanna Health; Paul Markovich, Executive Vice President & COO, Blue Shield of California; and Judy Rich, CEO, Tucson Medical Center.
Novation’s Jody Hatcher opens the Supplier Executive Forum and Supplier Awards event.
Distributor of the Year
Cathy Denning presents the Distributor of the Year award to Amerisource Bergen.
VHA’s Dr. Peggy Naas
VHA’s Dr. Peggy Naas discusses patient-centered care with HealthLeaders reporter Karen Minich-Porshadi.
Closing keynote speaker and former NASA flight director Gene Kranz.
Closing keynote speaker and former astronaut James Lovell contrasted the “time when we did bold things in space to achieve leadership” to the current goals and ambitions of an organization.
Event at USS Midway Aircraft Carrier and Museum
The 2011 VHA Leadership Conference concluded with a World War II-themed social event at the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier and Museum.