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Massachusetts Hospital Association and
ACHE of Massachusetts present:

45th Annual Mid-Winter Leadership
Forum Healthcare Reform: How Do You Measure Up?

Friday, January 27, 2012
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA

The legislative and regulatory authorities in Massachusetts continue to keep healthcare cost-reduction efforts front and center for all stakeholders. Through legislation and an active payment reform commission, the mandates for change are out there and providers are actively seeking ways to meet them. At this year’s Mid-Winter Leadership Forum we will take a closer look at the latest cost-saving innovations in healthcare from several perspectives. We’ll hear from noted Harvard economist David Cutler, Ph.D., on the key components to meaningful cost reductions from a system perspective. We’ll also hear from an influential hospital, Virginia Mason Medical Center, which is leading the way by pursuing perfection in healthcare in the leanest ways possible. We’ll also feature a panel of employers who will discuss the emerging health benefit/wellness options being considered that aim to save costs while keeping people healthier. You won’t want to miss this year’s program - register early!


9:00 AM

Medical Spending Control: How Do We Get There?

  • David Cutler, Ph.D.
    Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the department of economics and Kennedy
    School of Government at Harvard University; Advisor to President Obama
10:30 AM BREAK
11:00 AM

Panel Discussion: Managing Medical Costs Through
Emerging Health Benefit Design

  • Moderator:
    Rick Lord, President & CEO
    Associated Industries of Massachusetts

  • Panelists:
    - David DeJesus, Senior V.P.,
    Human Resources, Southcoast Health System
    - Dolores Mitchell, Executive Director
    Group Insurance Commission
    - Kathleen Reinhardt, Director of Benefits
    Analog Devices, Inc. (Invited)
    Smaller Employer, TBD

12:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM

Seeking Perfection in Healthcare:
The Virginia Mason Medical Center Journey

  • Sarah Patterson, MHA, FACMPE
    Executive V.P. and Chief Operating Officer,
    Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • $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 the Massachusetts Hospital Association 781.262.6059 or