With a theme of “Lead - Connect - Transform: Reimagining Health Care,” the all-virtual 2021 American Hospital Association Leadership Summit, July 28-29, features renowned speakers from both inside and outside health care.  Topics comprise of high level, transformational strategies and innovative approaches for delivering greater value and health equity through operational excellence, creative partnerships, and redefined delivery models.

The conference offers insights and ideas for senior executives, clinical leaders, trustees, next-generation health care leaders, and innovative companies from across health care and beyond.  

The Summit includes:

  • Expert-led educational sessions in six critical topic areas:
    • Leading for Resilience and Transformation
    • Advancing Equity and Eliminating Care Disparities
    • Post-Pandemic Recovery and Rebuilding
    • Behavioral Health Integration
    • Innovation, Virtual Care and Digital Health
    • Governance Excellence
  • A line up of powerful speakers, including senior health care leaders, clinicians, futurists, and authors with inspirational keynotes:
    • Big Little Breakthroughs
      • Josh Linkner, five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, New York Times bestselling author, professional jazz guitarist, and host of Creative Troublemakers Podcast
    • Equity of Care: The Health Equity Journey in Advancing Health for All
      • Melinda L. Estes, MD, President and CEO, Saint Luke’s Health System; Eugene Woods, President and CEO, Atrium Health; Janice E. Nevin, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, ChristianaCare; and Wright L. Lassiter, III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System
    • Health Care: The Human Story
      Anna Deavere Smith, award-winning playwright, actor, and educator
  • Affinity Groups provide a forum through which Summit participants can connect for deeper networking, issue exploration, success sharing, and problem solving. These communities will convene virtually during and after the July conference and provide attendees the chance to meet and learn from other leaders and experts who share interests in:
    • Behavioral Health – Expanding Access to Coordinated Care through Partnerships
    • Governance Excellence
    • Leading for Resilience and Transformation
    • Innovation and Digital Health
    • The Value Journey: Cultural Practices and Delivery Models Fueling Progress
  • Interactive experiences including peer-to-peer networking and Q&A with presenters during sessions.
  • Three months of on-demand access to content from the July 28-29 conference allowing attendees to view all sessions at their convenience.

The Summit offers an unparalleled opportunity to join a diverse community of strategic and visionary leaders who represent excellence in the field as they boldly transform their organizations.

Please visit leadershipsummit.aha.org for more information on the AHA Leadership Summit.

Hood is executive vice president and chief operating officer of the AHA. 

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