CEO Healthcare Symposium
This event starts on February 11th at 4:00 PM.
Featuring speakers from the hospital, insurance, biotech, pharma, medical device, medtech, senior living, and home care sectors, this event will bring together top executives from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss the current and future market trends that we are seeing in the industry.The breakout sessions, featuring our signature YJP format for maximum interaction and value, will focus on topics such as:
-The Future of Post-Acute Care
-Investing in Healthcare
-Positioning Your Organization for the Future
-Advances in Immuno-Oncology
-Transitioning to Value-Based Care
...and many more!Join us for two days of stimulating conversation, gourmet food and drink, and high-level networking with the top names in healthcare.
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Dr. Jaewon Ryu is the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Geisinger. He came to Geisinger from Humana, where he was President of Integrated Care Delivery and was responsible for Humana’s care delivery assets, a business segment with nearly $3 billion of revenue and comprised of owned and joint ventured clinic practices, as well as Transcend, a management services organization (MSO) assisting affiliated practices to adopt population health under value-based reimbursement methodologies.
Prior to Humana, he was the Chief Medical Officer at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. He has also previously held leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and as a White House Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was also a practicing corporate healthcare attorney in the Los Angeles office of the firm McDermott, Will & Emery.
Dr. Ryu has served in various advisory roles including board positions with MCCI and JenCare, both being clinic/MSO organizations managing the financing and delivery of care for Medicare Advantage members under full-risk payment models. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association.
Dr. Ryu earned his B.A. degree from Yale University and his M.D. and J.D. from the University of Chicago. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Johnese Spisso assumed the position of President of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences on February 8, 2016. She is a nationally recognized academic healthcare leader with more than 30 years of experience, and oversees all operations of UCLA’s hospitals and clinics as well as the health system’s regional outreach strategy.
Before coming to UCLA, Spisso spent 20 years at UW Medicine, in Seattle, Washington, where she was chief health system officer and vice president of medical affairs for the University of Washington. While there, she played a major role in expanding collaborations with regional hospitals and in the operational integration of two major community hospitals into UW Medicine. She also helped to lead development of a statewide trauma system.
A registered nurse, Spisso rose through the ranks at UC Davis Medical Center to direct critical care; trauma, burn and emergency services; and the Life Flight Air-Medical Program. Before that, she was a critical-care nurse in the medical, surgical and transplant intensive care unit at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian.
Spisso received a master’s degree in health care administration and public administration from the University of San Francisco, and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Chapman College. She earned her RN at the St. Francis School of Nursing. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on healthcare leadership, and she serves on several national boards, including the American Association of Medical Colleges’ Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems.
John F. Rodis, M.D., M.B.A., is the eighth leader of Saint Francis, and the first physician to serve as President since its founding in 1897. Dr. Rodis previously served as Saint Francis’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Chief Physician Executive. Prior to his executive leadership roles, Dr. Rodis served as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Physician Leader of the Women and Infants Service Line, a position he assumed in 2011.
Before joining Saint Francis, Dr. Rodis served as Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Stamford Hospital, where he also previously held the position of Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior to that, he was at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he was the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director, a member of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Director of Perinatal Genetics.
Dr. Rodis received his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, NJ. He completed fellowships in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Clinical Genetics at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He also recently received his Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds the rank of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both the University of Connecticut School of Medicine as well as the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Rodis is Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is the author or co-author of over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed professional journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Connecticut Medicine, the medical journal of the Connecticut State Medical Society. He served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for 19 years. He currently serves on the Boards of the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) and the University of Saint Joseph.
Matthew L. Primack serves as President of Advocate Christ Medical Center, a quaternary academic center of the Advocate Aurora Health system serving the southwest region of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. His executive leadership role at the 800-bed Magnet Trauma 1 facility has been focused around safety, quality, and service while continuing the growth of key clinical institutes. Recognized as a Becker’s Top 100 Hospital, Top 8 Heart Transplant Program, and other national top ranking clinical programs, Primack prioritizes efficiency and excellence in operations, improved access for patients, and community partnerships.
Primack served as the Chief Operating Officer at Advocate Christ for two years prior to his current position. Before joining the leadership team at Advocate Christ, Primack served as the Vice President of Business Development and Clinical Institutes at Advocate Condell Medical Center where he was responsible for all strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, clinical service lines, and physician alignment initiatives. He started his career by opening a private practice in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. His practice, which he opened in 2000, grew significantly over seven years of operation and was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Healthcare and Lake County’s Daily Herald for exemplary patient care and small business success. In addition to his clinical care and practice management, Primack launched a successful consulting firm dedicated to the growth and financial management of private medical practices.
Primack received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Pre-Medicine Biopsychology, a graduate degree from the Chicago Medical School in Physical Therapy, a clinical doctorate from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He completed the American Hospital Association’s Health Care Transformation Senior Fellowship and is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been appointed to the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business Executive MBA Ambassador’s Board and is a 2016 Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago.
Primack has a passion for the advancement and success of others, serving as a Healthcare Innovation Advisor to the University of Chicago and mentors graduate students and young careerists through opportunities and placement. He has been asked to advise on over 40 healthcare start-ups throughout the country and remains committed to the advancement of healthcare through innovation. Primack has lectured both regionally and nationally on the advancements of healthcare innovation and cost transformation. He serves on boards of several philanthropic and civic non-profit organizations throughout the Chicagoland area and remains committed to community improvement.
Thomas F. Zenty III is Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals, a $4
billion comprehensive health system with a national reputation for
providing world class healthcare.
Headquartered in Cleveland, UH serves over 1.2 million patients through
an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers
and outpatient facilities, and physician offices in more than 200 locations
across 15 counties in northern Ohio.
Under Mr. Zenty’s leadership, UH has raised over $1.5 billion in
philanthropic support, grown market share, augmented clinical research,
and expanded community benefit. Since 2014, the UH system has integrated five suburban
community hospitals. A $1.2 billion systemwide investment added the state-of-the-art UH
Seidman Cancer Center, UH Ahuja Medical Center in suburban Beachwood, and several other
major services and community health centers. And Mr. Zenty supported the establishment of the
Harrington Project for Discovery and Development, an innovative initiative that supports leading
physician-scientists worldwide in the development and commercialization of new drug therapies.
Prior to assuming leadership of UH in March 2003, Mr. Zenty was Executive Vice President for
Clinical Care Services and Chief Operating Officer at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los
Angeles. Previously, he held leadership roles with health systems in Arizona, New Jersey and
Mr. Zenty earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Planning and Administration from
Pennsylvania State University; a Masters of Public Administration from New York University; and
a Masters of Health Administration from Xavier University. He completed Harvard University
Business School Executive Education programs in Competition and Strategy, and Audit
Committees in the New Era of Governance. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree.
Mr. Zenty is a former trustee of the American Hospital Association. He chaired the Coalition to
Protect America’s Health Care, a national public-interest group, and has chaired the boards of the
Health Research & Educational Trust, BioEnterprise, Invest in Children, and Western Reserve
Assurance. Mr. Zenty also served on the boards of Cuyahoga Community College Foundation,
Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Urban League, Ohio Business Roundtable and United Way of
Northeast Ohio, and several publicly traded and private corporations. Mr. Zenty is on the faculty
of universities in the U.S. and internationally.
Becker’s Hospital Review includes Mr. Zenty in its list of the top 100 Non-Profit Hospital Health
System CEOs to Know and Modern Healthcare listed Mr. Zenty among the 100 Most Influential
People in Healthcare. He is a perennial among Inside Business magazine’s Power 100 Leaders
in Northeast Ohio, and is in the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame. Recent honors include
Global Institute for Leadership Development’s Warren Bennis Award for Excellence in
Leadership, B’nai B’rith International’s National Healthcare Leadership Award and The Diversity
Center of Northeast Ohio’s Humanitarian Award.