Annual Membership Meeting
24-25 OCT 2019
Annual Membership Meeting

​​​​​​​​​​AM2019_2.pngWe hope you'll join us at the 2019 IHA Annual Membership Meeting as hospital leaders from across the state come together to network with their peers, hear from inspirin​g speakers, and work together to shape the future of Indiana health care. ​

We are excited about this year’s agenda that’s packed with timely, thought-provoking topics intended to energize, engage, and inspire you as a hospital leader. At this year's event, we'll hear from:

  • ​Broadcaster,  Author, and Fortune magazine's Senior Editor-at-Large, Geoff Colvin 

  • ​Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove 

  • Author, Stedman Graham​

  • Human Trafficking Survivor, Dunia Zelaya 

  • HEAL Trafficking Co-Founder, Susie Baldwin

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Health Research Institute Executives, Sarah Haflett and Trine Tsouderos

  • Executive Directo​r of the Kim Foundation  (international suicide prevention organization),  Julia Hebenstreit

Hotel Accommodations
The Westin Indianapolis​ is centrally located in the heart of Indianapolis at:
241 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204​

Reserve hotel accommodations a​t The Westin Indianapolis  by Sept. 30 at the IHA group rate of $259, based on availability.​ ​

Meeting Timing and Registration Fees
The Oct. 24 - 25 meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday and concludes at 3:30 p.m. with a member reception from 3:30 - 5 p.m. On Friday morning, the day begins with the Leadership Address at 7:45 a.m. and concludes with the Awards Luncheon at approximately 2 p.m.​

The cost for IHA members to attend the two day meeting is $895 per person, wh​ich includes scheduled meal functions, Oct. 24 reception, and all general sessions on Oct. 24-25. 

For Endorsed Business Partners or Corporate Sponsors who wish to pay for additional registrants beyond the scope of their agreement, the $895 member rate will apply. We also offer a rate for those who wish to attend the Oct. 25 Awards Luncheon only. That rate is $75 per person, or $550 to reserve a table for 8 people. 

The IHA Annual Membership Meeting is closed to non-members. For information on becoming an IHA Corporate Sponsor, contact Laura Gilbert.  

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Featured Presenters and Session Descriptions

The Future of Work – How Humans Will Fit into the Health Care Workforce
Geoff Colvin, Fortune magazine’s Senior Editor-at-Large, Author, Broadcaster

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In a world where robots and smart machines factor prominently, what is the future of work? Where will humans add value? How will companies compete? This talk draws on research from Colvin’s New York Times lauded book, Humans are Underrated. The answer, he says, lies in humans acting more like humans, rather than competing with machines. Elon Musk famously said Tesla’s 2017 production problems came from an overreliance on technology – “humans are underrated,” he said. Where is the balance? 

Addressing the health care industry specifically, it is among the few industries in which the nee​d for physical and manual skills are projected to grow in the coming years, due to the motor skills and strength needed to succeed in occupations such as elder care and physical therapy, as well as the fine motor skills required of registered nurses. 

Additionally, employers say the skills they’ll need most in the future are those that focus on social interaction: empathy, collaboration, storytelling, social sensitivity, brainstorming, creating and innovating with others, and leading. The transition to these newly valuable skills is happening faster than organizations and most psyches can keep up with. Geoff reveals what top organizations are doing to meet this challenge. The good news is that we humans already have what it takes – it’s up to us to make of it what we will.

Matters of Public Policy
Karl Rove, Political Strategist

Karl Rove is an iconic strategist with over four decades of experience in the political arena. His provocative and robust knowledge of the major issues of the day have made him one of the most sought-after commentators of our time. The former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush will offer insight into American politics and reflect on the big issues facing Americans at home and abroad. Karl’s address will draw on his vast political experience and his role as “The Architect” of two winning presidential campaigns.

Leadership Address: Identity Leadership
Stedman Graham, Author

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New York Times bestselling author Stedman Graham's Identity Leadership is a very personal and prescriptive guide that is based on his philosophy that a leader can't lead others until he can first lead himself; the more he works on himself, the more he can give to those around him. To know our purpose in life, we begin with our passions, skills, and talents, and then channel the best of who we are to achieve success for ourselves and those we lead.

Graham examines why self-awareness matters, how leaders lead, and the importance of communication. He then illustrates how to step into the leadership role to create an identity leadership plan. Self-leaders can create a roadmap that leads to personal growth, development, and improvement of performance in every area of life. Attendees will receive a signed copy of Graham’s book, Identity Leadership

A Roadmap to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking
Susie Baldwin, M.D., MPH, Co-Founder and President of the HEAL Trafficking Board of Directors
Dunia Zelaya, Trafficking Survivor

Recent studies have found that anywhere between 50 - 88% of human trafficking victims have accessed health care services during their trafficking situations. The health care system is rife with opportunities for alert and well-trained professionals and team members to identify and offer support to trafficking victims.

In this session, we’ll hear the harrowing story of a woman who was trafficked by her own mother beginning at the tender age of seven. Now a survivor raising her own family, she has remarkably regained her ability to trust others. 

HEAL Trafficking’s co-founder will share a toolkit designed to help health care professionals develop a protocol to respond to potential victims of human trafficking who present to their facilities. The toolkit serves to mobilize an interdisciplinary response to human trafficking that respects patient autonomy. The hope is that the implementation of anti-trafficking protocols at the local level will enable the identification of victims of labor and sex trafficking so that they may be brought to safety, but the goal of protocol implementation in health care settings is not to foster disclosure by trafficked persons. Rather, they aim to guide health care facilities through the process of creating safe procedures and spaces where professionals can provide exploited adults and minors not only the health services they need, but also education about their options and empowerment to seek assistance.

Creating the Southwest Airlines of Health Care
Sarah Haflett, Director and Research Leader at PwC's Health Research Institute
Trine Tsouderos, Regulatory Center Leader and Managing Editor at PwC’s Health Research Institute

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Despite its high costs and mammoth size, the US health care industry is lacking a “value line” of products or services, its own version of a ​Southwest Airlines that eases the cost of travel, a Costco Wholesale that sells its products and services at a known markup, or an Uber that transports people with a click of a button. These companies offer premier customer experiences at low, transparent costs, balancing in-person and virtual interactions with employees who are laser-focused 
on the consumer. A health care industry increasingly pressured to do more with less can take lessons from emerging companies that have figured out how to deliver value to the uninsured and under insured—traditionally deemed unprofitable—and turn a profit.

Topics covered in this session include:
· The disruptive landscape facing providers that is nudging them to create their own version of a value line
· What a value line could look like for different types of providers
· How to recognize your consumer segments that need value and address the social determinants of health
· How partnering to extend the brand can help providers construct a value line

Top-Down Suicide Prevention Models and Strategies
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Julia Hebenstreit, Executive Director of the Kim Foundation​

Every 13 minutes, a person dies by suicide in the U.S. One in five adults in America experience a mental health condition, and nearly 60% of them didn’t receive services in the previous year. About 90% of those who died by suicide had an underlying mental health condition. 

The Kim Foundation will join us to discuss:   
• Successes with the 13minutes public awareness campaign and engaging the community
• Importance of going beyond the hospital walls
• Importance of buy-in from the top, and implementation throughout the entire system
• The role you can play in saving lives
• The requirements for cultural and organizational change
• Suicide prevention statistics, facts, and relation to the medical profession (national and Indiana)
• Models that have seen success throughout the country

Annual Awards Ceremony and Celebration Luncheon
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In addition to hearing from inspiring speakers and catching up with colleagues, one of the highlights of our meeting is the Annual Awards Ceremony. This year, we will honor IHA’s 2019 award recipients during our closing luncheon on Friday, Oct. 25. This is a departure from the evening event we’ve held in the past and we are hopeful that this will provide more of our friends, families, and colleagues with the opportunity to join us in celebration.​

Highlights of the Oct. 25 Annual Awards Ceremony will include:
​• The Distinguished Service Award
• The Award of Merit​
• The Douglas J. Leonard Indiana Caregiver of the Year Award
• The Patient Safety Innovation Award
• The Patient Safety Service and Leadership Award
• The Patient Safety Partner Award
• The Administrative Professional Excellence Award
• The Stella Scholarship​

​As always, thank you to our members, corporate sponsors, and Endorsed Business Partners for their continued support. Together, we can make a difference for our hospitals, our patients, and our communities.​

Interested in becoming an IHA sponsor? Take a look at our 2019 Sponsor Packet!



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​Concurrent Programming During the  Annual Membership Meeting on Oct. 24

We are, once again, excited to include some additional programming on Thursday, October 24 at this year’s Annual Membership Meeting. Now in its second year, the Health Care Management Summit was designed as a cost-effective way to encourage members to experience the IHA Annual Meeting as a team. This **FREE** concurrent programming will feature practical, solutions-based content targeted at both middle and upper management. Each agenda topic will be structured to appeal to a wide range of ​disciplines. ​
Target Audience:
All hospital professionals employed by an IHA member facility are invited to attend. The content has been designed to appeal to a wide range of disciplines within the heal​th care industry.​
​Registration is free to all individ​uals employed by an IHA member facility and includes all Summit sessions, lunch, and refreshments. If you are unsure if your facility is a member, feel free to reach out to Laura Gilbert, or view the complete IHA Member Directory on our website.


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