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ACHE of Massachusetts
Co-sponsored by

After the National Debate, The New Reality of Healthcare Reform

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
7:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Sheraton Needham Hotel, Needham, MA
A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Ryan Gish, Kaufman Hall - Presentation
Greg Kutcher, MD, Mayo Clinic Healthcare System - Presentation
Chris Vanuga, Deloitte Consulting, LLC - Presentation

The healthcare reform train continues to gain speed as the Medicare program heads for a fiscal cliff. Medicaid continues to bankrupt state budgets. Progressive states like Massachusetts pass ground-breaking legislation which will increase regulation and move them further away from fee for service. The fate of “ObamaCare” seemingly hangs in the balance on the results of historic presidential and congressional elections in which healthcare reform policy has taken center stage.

The ACHE of Massachusetts Fall program will focus on the expected impact of the just completed elections on these reform developments and what healthcare executives need to do so their organizations can flourish in this dynamic and challenging environment. We will hear from political experts and from organizations that have aggressively responded to this rapidly changing marketplace and its emphasis on rewarding value, managing care and patient-centered care spanning the care continuum, providing the right care in the right place at the right time. Please join us for another ACHE of MA event that will be provocative, insightful and cutting edge!


  • Ryan Gish, Senior Vice President, Kaufman Hall
  • Chris Vanuga, Principal Health Sciences & Government, Deloitte Consulting, LLC
  • Greg Kutcher, MD, CEO Southwest Division, Mayo Clinic Healthcare System

Panel Discussion

  • Moderator – Lynn Nicholas, FACHE, President & CEO, Massachusetts Hospital Association
  • Peter Grape, MD, CEO, Harbor Medical Associates, P.C.
  • Joe Castellana, Vice President, Medical Administration, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
  • Plus all our Keynote Speakers

Speaker Bios (PDF)

On-line registration is closed.
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7:00 to 7:30 AM Registration, Breakfast and Networking
7:30 to 7:45 AM

Opening Remarks

  • Bill Fleming, FACHE, ACHE of MA President, Senior Vice President Administration, Norwood Hospital
7:45 to 8:30 AM Ryan Gish
8:30 to 9:15 AM Chris Vanuga
9:15 to 9:45 AM Networking Break – Visit our SPONSOR Tables
9:45 to 10:00 AM Annual Meeting
10:00 to 10:45 AM Greg Kutcher, MD
10:45 to 12:15 PM Panel Discussion
12:15 PM Lunch


$149 ACHE of Massachusetts/ACHE Members
$149 MHA Members
$199 Non-members
$25 Healthcare Administration Students and those “In Transition”

  • The Keynote portion of the program is approved for 2 ACHE Qualified Education credits.
  • The panel discussion is approved for 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits.

On-line registration is closed.
There is space still available.
You may register at the door with cash or check.