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Leadership Summit

  • Monday, June 24, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center, Cameo Ballroom - 2700 Turf Valley Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042


  • Includes logo on name badges, event signage, online registration and brochure, one exhibit table and four complimentary registrations.
  • Includes logo on event signage, online registration and brochure, one exhibit table and two complimentary registrations.
  • Includes one exhibit table and two complimentary registrations.
  • Includes logo on refresher table placard and one complimentary registration.

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Total Cost of Care:

Succeeding with Data Management

About the Summit

LifeSpan and The Beacon Institute have teamed up with the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) and the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) and Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) to bring you the 2019 Cross-Continuum Leadership Summit. Designed to prepare you for what lies ahead in the healthcare industry, the sixth annual summit will inform you about the latest innovative care delivery models, and update you on technologies being used to improve outcomes.  

As a stakeholder, you will need to be an actively engaged partner in the State’s vision for person-centered care, clinical innovation and excellence, and improved population health. The Cross-Continuum Leadership Summit will ready you for opportunities currently underway and those that lie ahead.

Target Audience

  • Leaders at Hospitals, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, Assisted Living Communities, and Home Health Providers.

  • Owners, Executive Directors, Administrators, Medical Directors, Clinical Leaders, and Home Health Providers

  • Hospital Executives, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, and CIOs/CTOs


 Topic  Speaker


Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors
 9:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks
 9:25am Keynote: Maryland's Health Care Financing Model, 2019-2028 Edition Bob Atlas, Maryland Hospital Association
 10:00am Partnerships for Whole Person Care under the Total Cost of Care Model Nicole Stallings, Maryland Hospital Association
 Break with Exhibitors
 10:45am  CRISP Services Overview: Long Term and Post Acute Care Settings
Understanding Data and How Care Coordination Can Improve the Total Cost of Care

Sheena Patel, CRISP
Kelly Arthur, HQI
 11:15am  Putting Data to Use in the "Post-Acute, Serious Illness, and End of Life" Space
Catherine Hamel, Gilchrist Hospice Care, Inc.
 11:45am Using Data to Drive New Revenue and Efficiencies in Health Care Rob Kerr, Hartman Executive Advisors
 12:00pm  Lunch and Exhibits
 1:00pm Afternoon Keynote: The Maryland Primary Care Program as it Relates to Total Cost of Care Howard Haft, Maryland's Primary Care Program
 1:45pm Analytic and Data Support for the Total Cost of Care Model William Henderson, HSCRC
 2:30pm  Break with Exhibitors
 2:45pm Using Research to Drive Action Tabassum Majid, Integrace Institute
 3:15pm  Closing Remarks  
 3:30pm  Event Adjourns  

Full agenda and session descriptions coming soon!

About the Speakers

Bob Atlas, President & CEO, Maryland Hospital Association

Bob became president and CEO of the Maryland Hospital
Association (MHA) in March 2018. As hospitals’ chief advocate, Bob is leading MHA as the state is in the midst of augmenting Maryland’s unique “All Payer Model.“ An upcoming 10-year enhancement of that model will include other providers, from physicians to long-term care facilities, in a continued effort to improve health care quality while reining in costs.

In 2015-16, while serving as president of the health care and life sciences consultancy EBG Advisors, Bob led an effort with Maryland officials to integrate care for those who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Prior to that he served as an independent advisor on Medicaid reform to North Carolina’s Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Previous positions include executive VP & COO of Avalere Health and president of The Lewin Group.  Earlier he was vice president at Jurgovan & Blair, Inc., supporting the formation of the managed care industry and the growth of what is now Medicare Advantage. He began career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.

Atlas holds an M.B.A. in health administration and finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has lived in Montgomery County for 34 years and part-time for the past 10 years in Talbot County.

Cathy Hamel, President, Gilchrist

Cathy Hamel has over 20 years executive experience in healthcare management from small physician practice management to Fortune 500 business development and operations responsibilities, including acquisition and development activities. She held executive positions at NeighborCare At Home, Severn Healthcare, Inc., Columbia Healthcare Corporation and TeamCare. At Columbia HealthCare Corporation she participated on a team that submitted an application and site survey for the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award for Healthcare. She was directly responsible for the Information Management survey responses.

Cathy has been with Gilchrist since August of 2008 and started as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. She was promoted to Executive Director in November 2009 and President in 2015. In addition, she was appointed to the position of Vice President of Continuing Care Services for GBMC Healthcare, in July 2011.. Cathy serves as the President of the Hospice Alliance in Maryland where she was instrumental in building a state-wide program for children’s hospice services, Alliance Kids She also serves on the Board of Global Partners in Care where palliative and hospice care is promoted internationally. She also serves on the Horizon Foundation and LifeSpan Boards. Cathy lives with her husband and three children in Marriottsville, Maryland.  Cathy was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2018.     

William Henderson, Principal Deputy Director, Medical Economics and Data Analytics at HSCRC

William Henderson is Principal Deputy Director for Medical Economics and Data Analytics at the HSCRC. William just completed a year with CRISP working on development of the Medicare Performance Adjustment reporting and other initiatives. Prior to that William spent 15 years at Magellan Health in a variety of roles, for the last 8 years at Magellan assuming the role of Senior Vice President for Analytics and Data Research. William began his career as an auditor and healthcare consultant with Arthur Andersen in Baltimore.  

Nicole Dempsey Stallings, Vice President for Policy & Data Analytics, Maryland Hospital Association

Nicole Dempsey Stallings is Vice President for Policy & Data Analytics at the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), the trade association for Maryland’s 64 hospitals and health systems. In this role she oversees the development and implementation of provider alignment strategies to support the goals of Maryland’s unique Medicare waiver, which allows the state to set the rates hospitals can charge. Nicole also oversees MHA’s behavioral health portfolio and manages multiple legislative and regulatory issues on behalf of the Association.

Prior to joining MHA, Nicole served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and the Director of the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council. Ms. Stallings was charged with coordinating and facilitating collaboration on health care quality improvement and cost containment initiatives for the state. Ms. Stallings also staffed the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Board and the Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, established by Governor O’Malley to coordinate implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  

Ms. Stallings held previous roles as Chief of Government Relations and Special Projects at the Maryland Health Care Commission and was a registered lobbyist and the Director of Policy for the New Jersey Hospital Association. Nicole has her Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Health Care from the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Tech.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Leading Partner (EXCLUSIVE) - $5,000

  • One skirted table top display area and four complimentary registrations for representatives from your organization
  • Event signage, online registration and brochure
  • Logo on badges and event signage

Supporting Sponsor- $2,500

  • One skirted table top display area and two complimentary registrations for representatives from your organization
  • Logo on signage

Table Top Exhibitor - $775

  • One skirted table top display area and complementary registrations for two representatives from your organization

Refreshment Sponsor - $500

  • Recognition on signage
  • Complimentary registration for one representative from your organization

* A limited number of sponsors will be accepted

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Thank you to our Sponsors

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of registration is subject to a $35 processing fee. A cancellation must be faxed or sent via email on or before ten [10] days prior to the event. No partial or full refund will be made within ten [10] days of the event or for no-shows.

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