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Massachusetts Hospital Association and Healthcare Management Association present:

44th Annual
Mid-Winter Leadership Forum

Leveraging the Continuum of Care to Enable Effective ACOs

Friday, January 28, 2011  |  9:00am-2:45pm
Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham MA

As the centerpiece of the new payment reform system, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are poised to enhance quality, improve efficiency and reduce costs. The question on everyone’s mind is how to integrate the components of care across the continuum, especially between the acute and post-acute care service areas. At this year’s Mid-Winter Leadership Forum we will take a closer look at the current thinking on managing care across the continuum and hospitals’ role in this new landscape. We’ll look at how effective strategies can enable top-quality care and still bend the cost curve, how revenue can be spread across the continuum of care through better coordination of acute and post-acute services.  With thought-provoking keynote presentations and a panel discussion that will highlight the dimensions of the care continuum, you won’t want to miss this year’s Mid Winter Leadership Forum.


9:00 am


  • Dennis Keefe, President & CEO, Cambridge Health Alliance & Chair, Mass Hospital Association
9:15 am

Moving from Value to Volume:
Aligning Value to Care Delivery and Payment

  • Tony Miller, founder and president, Carol Corporation (invited)

Acute & Post-Acute Care: Viable Models for Successful Integration

  • Gerben DeJong, Ph.D., Senior Fellow & Director, Center for Post-acute Studies, National Rehabilitation Hospital & MedStar Health Research Institute


From Policy to Action, Connecting the Dots

  • Alice Bonner, Ph.D., R.N., Director, Health Care Safety & Quality, Commonwealth of MA - Dept. of Public Health, Bureau of Health Care Safety & Quality
1:30 pm

Stakeholder Panel Moderated by Dr. Bonner


  • William Bithoney, interim Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Medical Center
  • Patricia McDonald Kelleher, Executive Director, Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
  • W. Scott Plumb, Sr. Vice President, Massachusetts Senior Care Association
  • Paul Summergrad, M.D., Chairman, Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
2:30 pm


  • Lynn Nicholas, FACHE President & CEO, Massachusetts Hospital Association
2:45 pm ADJOURN

Registration Information

$229  MHA & ACHE of Massachusetts Member Rate
$399 Non-Member Rate

ACHE of Massachusetts is a co-sponsor of this event. All registrations are processed by MHA.

QUESTIONS? Contact Eileen Velasquez at the Massachusetts Hospital Association 781.262.6059 or