Each fall, Hoosier hospital leaders come together to learn, network and strategize at the IHA Annual Membership Meeting.
This year's theme is "Creating a Culture of Sustainable Innovation," and we anticipate a thought-provoking event from start to finish.
In the spirit of Hoosier innovation, our meeting kicks off with the Opening Luncheon where we will honor the extraordinary work of former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar by awarding him with the John C. Render Award for Health Policy. Senator Lugar has done so much for health care in our state, and we are honored to recognize his contributions formally on behalf of all Indiana hospitals.
As evidenced by Senator Lugar’s achievements, we don’t have to venture far to find outstanding innovation at work in our state. We’re excited to have the chance to give the spotlight to our members as they present their original innovative initiatives in the form of short “TEK Talks”, which will be woven into the day-and-a-half long meeting agenda. A hybrid of the TeKolste Address of years past, the TEK Talk concept is designed to be a living memorial to IHA’s first president, Elton “Tek” TeKolste, and his scholarly pursuit and desire to continue the intellectual dialogue among our members. To submit a TEK Talks concept for consideration, email a brief outline to Laura Gilbert by August 18. Each topic will be reviewed by a selection committee and chosen parties will be notified of next steps.
This year’s programming begins Wed., Nov. 1 at noon with our Opening Luncheon, honoring Senator Lugar, and ends at 4 p.m. Later that evening, the member reception and awards banquet takes place from 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday’s program begins at 7:30 a.m. with Allison Melangton’s talk at the Leadership Breakfast & Address and adjourns with former Amazon Executive, John Rossman, at 3 p.m.
Innovation in Clinical Practice
It has been understood for some time that risk factors alone cannot explain why someone is healthy or sick. The missing link is whether people have a sense of control over their lives, something that requires individuals and communities to have ‘agency’ – the ability to make purposeful choices. Dr. Pritpal S. Tamber is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bridging Health & Community, a Seattle-based nonprofit dedicated to transforming how we approach health, so that it goes beyond health care and public health to include fostering the ‘agency’ of a community. He will join us to share twelve principles he has gleaned from his research and show us how our health systems can intentionally foster a community’s ‘agency’ so as to improve its health.
The Politics of Health Care
Senior Political Analyst for MSNBC and Bloomberg News, Mark Halperin, will wrap up the day's general sessions on Wednesday. The acclaimed author of "Game Change" and "Double Down: Game Change 2012" will talk about the current political climate and its dramatic effect on health care.
Leadership Breakfast & Address
At our Leadership Breakfast & Address on Thursday, we will feature yet another Hoosier innovator. Allison Melangton is the senior vice president at Hulman Motorsports Corporation and is responsible for overall production of all major events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Prior to this role, she was on the executive team at Indiana Sports Corp. Four of those years were serving as CEO and president of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee from 2008 through 2012. Widely regarded as the most engaging and successfully organized Super Bowl in history, Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis featured the Super Bowl Village, which drew more than 1.1 million people to downtown Indianapolis, $154 million of investment in the city’s Near Eastside through the Legacy Project and more than 8,000 volunteers serving in a variety of roles.
Innovation Through Philanthropy
Addressing innovation on a global, philanthropic level is Ben Nemtin, author and co-star of MTV's The Buried Life. Ben will share his thought-provoking and moving story highlighting the goals and dreams shared with his three buddies. Their "100 things to do before they die" list morphed into a journey around the globe, helping strangers achieve their own dreams. For every item the guys crossed off their list, they reciprocated and helped a stranger with theirs.
Sharing his experience assisting clients to execute new, sustainable business models that foster a culture of innovation is John Rossman, former executive at the uber-innovative Amazon.com, author and expert on digital disruption and process efficiencies.
The Annual Membership Meeting is also host to our Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony. The evening reception and dinner offer the perfect opportunity to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of several exceptional members and their health care facilities. This year's banquet will be held on Wed., Nov. 1 from 6 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Business Meeting/Opening Luncheon (Dick Lugar/Render Award)
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Break
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Dr. Pritpal Tamber
2:45 – 4 p.m. Mark Halperin
6 p.m./7 p.m. Reception/Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 2
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Leadership Breakfast & Address – Allison Melangton
8:45 – 9 a.m. Break/Sponsor Networking
9 – 10 a.m. Ben Nemtin
10 – 10:15 a.m. Break/Sponsor Networking
10:15 – 11 a.m. TEK Talk
11:05 – 11:20 a.m. TEK Talk
11:25 – 11:40 a.m. TEK Talk
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch/Sponsor Networking
1:20 – 1:35 p.m. TEK Talk
1:40 – 1:55 p.m. TEK Talk
2 – 3 p.m. John Rossman, Former Amazon Exec, Author, “The Amazon Way”
Full Conference Registration for IHA members and sponsors is $895 per person, inclusive of Nov. 1 - 2 programming, the Annual Awards Banquet and Thursday's Leadership Breakfast.
The Non-Member Rate is $1,095, NOT inclusive of the Annual Awards Banquet, which is a members only event.
Banquet Only pricing is $125 per person.
Hotel reservations at the Westin Indianapolis can be made by calling 800-228-3000, prior to October 11, 2017. The IHA group rate of $229 is based on availability.