14 October 2012 to 16 October 2012

Kurt Salmon health care strategist Jeff Hoffman will wrap up the Community Hospital 100 Annual Leadership & Strategy Conference with a look forward. It’s clear that the transition from past models of care presents game-changing challenges for community hospital administration and staff. However, there is a bright side to payment and delivery reform: namely, new evidence daily that the change and innovation for meeting these challenges is paving the way to healthier communities, safer hospitals, and more engaged medical professionals and staff. Drawing directly on the content and conversations of this year’s conference, Hoffman will identify the very best practices, insights and ideas from the group and distill them into positive takeaways for helping you realize the bright side of health reform in your communities.

Hoffman will also moderate a panel on “Enhancing Performance through Best-in-Class Partnerships.” The hospital of today and tomorrow will rely less on its physical architecture and more on a virtual infrastructure of partnerships with other hospitals, physicians, post-acute providers and the payor community. This session will examine three operators’ partnership experiences and how they’ve vetted and structured these relationships to become more competitive, enhance revenue and provide a higher level of care.