DCHA’s 40th Anniversary Events Featuring Impressive Line-Up of Speakers

Washington, D.C. – The District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary as the
unifying force advancing hospitals and health systems in the District of Columbia.

DCHA is hosting an educational symposium on Nov. 15, DISRUPTION! Relevance, Impact & The Road Ahead for Health Care at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, featuring keynoters, thought leaders and presenters conversing about disruption in the marketplace, consumerism, leveraging technology, pay for performance, workforce resiliency and other important topics impacting hospitals, health care providers and patients. The symposium will explore factors driving disruption, including the shift to alternative and less expensive health care provided in non-traditional settings, price transparency, skills transfer and technology-based care. The Symposium features keynoters:

Dr. John Whyte, MD, CMO, WebMD, who will address consumerism and the shift of power and control in health care delivery from physicians and hospitals to consumers. From an increasing sophistication when it comes to their own health, to their role in provider transparency, Dr. Whyte will discuss the powerful role of today’s consumers and how hospitals can better engage them to remain relevant and successful.

Dr. Farzaneh (Fazi) Sabi, Associate Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Medical Group, will focus on historical trends and changes in the hospital industry over the last few decades, and some of the advancements in the medical industry which are gearing towards less invasive approaches to care, faster recovery, and more care in the ambulatory setting. This will set the stage for a provocative discussion about what hospitals in the future will look like, and the role we will play in this transformation.

Zeke Emanuel, Health Care Futurist, is a nationally recognized health “change agent.” Dr. Emanuel is one of the leading practitioners shaping the future of health care. With extensive experience and engagement at the most senior levels of policy making, Zeke has been instrumental in shaping the way health care is delivered and financed in the U.S. Zeke is an engaging, incisive, forthright, and witty speaker on health care policy and the transformation of American medicine.

The Thought Leaders Panel will react and respond to the message delivered by the keynote speaker and discuss their perspectives on disruptive innovation; and the moderator will ask the panel thought-provoking questions about disruptive innovation, is the D.C. market ready and how to lead in a disruptive environment. Panelists include:

Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, is the CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr Community Hospital, which opened in 2015. Dr. Batchlor was the driving
force behind the effort to open the new, state-of-theart, community-oriented, safety-net hospital providing compassionate, quality care and improving the health of the South Los Angeles community. Dr. Batchlor received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Doctorate in Medicine degree from Case Western
Reserve University.

J. Stephen Jones is President and CEO of Inova, the health care system that serves more than two million people annually in its five hospitals and multiple ambulatory programs. Dr. Jones previously served as President of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers. He led 11 hospitals and more than 24 large ambulatory centers. He also served as Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and held the Leonard Horvitz and Samuel Miller Distinguished Chair in Urologic Oncology. This endowed chair has now been renamed the J. Stephen Jones Distinguished Chair in Urology Research.
He earned a BS in Zoology at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas and his M.D. at UAMS.

Ken A. Samet is the President & CEO of MedStar Health, and is responsible for a $5.6 billion not-for-profit, health care delivery system. With more than 35 years of experience in health care administration, Samet provides strategic oversight and management for MedStar Health the largest health care provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, comprised of 10 hospitals, a comprehensive network of health related businesses that includes ambulatory, home health, a large multispecialty physician network, and several insurance products with more than 145,000 members. MedStar has large research and innovation platforms and one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country. In addition, MedStar Health serves more than half-a-million patients and their families each year. Samet received his master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan.

DCHA is also hosting a 40th Anniversary Celebration Gala on Nov. 16, 2018 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC to honor and salute the health care community from 1978-2018. Complete details of both events at www.dcha.org/40years.

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