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    • 01/23/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
    • La Cima Club, 5215 North O'Connor Road #2600, Irving, Texas 75039

    Join us for an impactful panel discussion on the journey of leadership from key industry leaders.   Earl Greene, VP, GM, HealthFirst, Nate Mickish, VP of Sourcing Supply Chain Management, Texas Health Resources and Margaret Steele, VP, MedSurg Contract Services, Vizient, will be sharing their journey into a leadership role, how they got there and insights on their pathway for 2019. There will be dinner and an opportunity to expand your professional network. This event is open to men, women, members and non-members in Healthcare.

    "Leadership is not about You...It's about Them" - Doug Conant, Fortune 500 CEO.

    About the speakers:

    Earl Greene,
    Vice President and General Manager at HealthFirst, began his career as an attorney at a law firm in New York in 2003.  After completing an MBA program at Fordham University, he joined Henry Schein in May of 2005 as an analyst in the Corporate Business Development Group.  He worked on a number of strategic transactions and progressed to the Director level.  In 2011 he transitioned to HealthFirst as the Director of Operations and Strategy and is now the Vice President and General Manager. 

    HealthFirst provides compliance solutions to over 65,000 healthcare facilities and commercial air carriers across the United States.  The company leverages a proprietary software platform to deliver emergency preparedness/response, waste disposal and infection control solutions to its subscribers. 

    Nate Mickish is the vice president of strategic souring for Texas Health in Arlington,TX. He has been with Texas Health since January 2013 and prior to that, he was with CHI Health (f/k/a Alegent Health) in Omaha, NE. In addition to his role at Texas Health, Nate serves on the board of the Bellwether League; an organization dedicated to the development and recognition of supply chain leaders in healthcare. Nate earned his master of business administration and bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Nebraska system.


    Margaret Steele
    , Vice President, Contract and Program Services, directs strategic planning and contracting for Vizient’s Medical, Surgical and Distribution team.  She is responsible for the strategy and execution of national agreements to deliver significant value and operational improvement for products and distribution services purchased by members.  Margaret also has oversight of five Member Councils including Anesthesia, Clinical & Supply, Perioperative, Respiratory and Wound Management.   

    Prior to her role on the Medical/Surgical team, Margaret led the Accelerated Contracting Expertise team in Purchased Services.  The team featured deep expertise in Food & Nutrition Services, Environmental Services, Clinical Equipment Maintenance, Laundry and Linen Services and Plant Operations.

    Margaret brings a rich background as the former Chief Operating Officer for Beckett Media, a leading publisher of sports and specialty market collectibles.  Margaret has leveraged her business operations and management experience to continually create value for Vizient’s members.

    Highlights of Margaret’s professional accomplishments:

    • Launched Novation’s first ePayable national contracts with PNC and Bank of America which have resulted in over $2B in annual sales.
    • Successfully piloted a national alignment process with 16 regional offices, introducing a streamlined contracting method insuring legal compliance while uniting strategic focus and promoting cross regional communication
    • Led a team that conducted assessments and implementation work for over 250 hospitals nationwide, resulting in well over $50M in delivered savings
    • Led the Medical and Distribution team in the integration efforts, resulting in over $260M in member value.   

    Margaret received her Bachelor of Science from University of Texas at Dallas with a Major in Business Administration and a Minor in Marketing.  Margaret has served over 10 years on the Community Storehouse Board, a non-profit agency for children.  She assumed a number of responsibilities during those years including Vice Chair, Personnel Chair as well as leading Board Development.

    • 02/06/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Your computer & phone

    Leading healthcare trends are always top of mind for healthcare organizations as they help providers and suppliers understand market dynamics that drive opportunities for growth in the evolving healthcare landscape. Gain key insights into how markets differ in their evolution towards value-based care and financial risk adoption while learning how organizations are evolving partnerships to better meet the needs of patients and improve outcomes.

    In this webinar, you will:

    Understand the evolving healthcare landscape and how it will impact your organization.

    • How is consolidation, convergence and consumerism impacting your health system customers?
    • How will trends such as the Amazon-factor, biologics and payer mix erosion impact strategic priorities for leading healthcare organizations?
    • How will markets and integrated delivery networks differ in their approach and timing to value-based payment and why is this both an opportunity and threat to your business? our health system customers?

    About the Speaker:

    Amy Brouhle, Vice President, Business Development, Sg2.  As a vice president of business development, Amy is responsible for new business growth focused on the supplier segment of the market, including pharmaceutical, medical device and life science companies.

    Prior to joining Sg2, Amy worked with Press Ganey Associates Inc as vice president of ambulatory services, where she guided large medical practices to improve and grow market share, and also provided education and insight regarding regulatory changes affecting the physician practice market.

    Additionally, Amy has held positions with GE Healthcare and the TriZetto Group. She has extensive experience as a consultant in the areas of medical practice start-ups, physician compensation planning, and revenue cycle reengineering.

    Amy holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Virginia. She also holds master of business administration and master of health services administration degrees from the University of Colorado.

    • 06/05/2019
    • (CDT)
    • 06/07/2019
    • (CDT)
    • The Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN

    We Create Leaders… Follow our Lead

    June 5-7, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN | Hyatt Regency

    Be the leader your team needs to succeed!

    The 2019 PWH® Leadership Summit line-up will include Leadership Insights to address the pressing issues in leadership today, motivating Keynote Speakers and several Breakout Sessions that will cover a host of topics.

    Whether you are an aspiring leader or a member of the C-Suite, the summit will help take your leadership to the next level. A more detailed agenda is forthcoming.

    Register today to join women and men in the industry for two days of leadership, inspiration & innovation!


    Wednesday, June 5th
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception

    Thursday, June 6th
    8:00 am – 4:30 pm Programming
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Networking Dinner

    Friday, June 7th
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm Programming


    Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 
    $189.00 USD per night

    Click here to make your reservation or call 800-233-1234
    Group Name: 2019 PWH Leadership Summit
    Deadline to book your room: 5/5/19



    Space may be limited. Registration is first-come, first served. Registration forms sent without payment will not be processed. Any photos taken at this event are property of PWH® and can be published without permission in PWH® materials.


    Participants must cancel in writing by email in order to request a refund, less a $35 processing fee. A full refund minus the processing fee will be available prior to May 1, 2019 and a 50% refund will be available between May 1, 2019 and May 24, 2019. While no refunds will be available after May 24, 2019, a company may substitute a registrant at any time without penalty.

    If you have questions about the Leadership Summit or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle Rydberg at mrydberg@mypwh.org.

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