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ACHE of Massachusetts Fall Conference
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The Rapidly Changing Health Care Environment:
Provider Consolidations, Mergers and Acquisitions

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
7:45 AM – 12:15 PM (Lunch included following program)
DoubleTree Hilton Westborough
5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA


Mark Girard, MD
Senior Vice President & President, Steward Health Care Network
Steward Health Care System LLC

Gene Lindsey, MD
President & CEO, Atrius Health

Reactor Panel

Moderator: Robert Schreiber, MD
CMO, Hebrew SeniorLife

Chris Collins
Principal, ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

Stuart Rosenberg, MD
President & CEO, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC

Stephen Sweet, MD
 CEO, Baycare Health Partners

see speaker biographies

The 800 pound gorilla is in the room and will drive down costs no matter what. Federal trillion dollar deficits are not sustainable. New reimbursement formulas will not permit the system to operate as usual. Right now any time a health system has a delay in a capital project or a reduction in force, the changing environment and health care reform is cited as part of the cause. Will current integration strategies (provider and physician consolidations, mergers and acquisitions-from affiliations to structured reimbursement contracting arrangements) leading to more integrated organizations be an important part of the solution? Change is always easy for someone else. This program will assist C-suite health care leaders to better understand these dynamics and how their organizations can best respond. 


7:45 - 8:15 am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:15 - 8:30 am

Opening Remarks

  • Bill Fleming, FACHE
    ACHE of MA President, Senior Vice President Administration, Norwood Hospital
  • John Christoforo, FACHE
    Chair Program Committee, President & CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Health Care
8:30 – 9:15 am Mark Girard, MD
9:15 - 10:00 am Gene Lindsey, MD
10:00 – 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 – 10:45 am Annual Meeting
10:45 – 12:15 pm Reactor Panel
12:15 pm Lunch


  • $149 ACHE of Massachusetts/ACHE Members
  • $149 MHA Members
  • $199 Non-members
  • $15 Healthcare Administration Students and those “In Transition”
  • 1.5 hours of Category I Continuing Education Credits will be granted towards the panel discussion.
  • 1.5 hours of Category II Continuing Education Credits will be granted towards the keynote portion of the program.