Annual Meeting

2014 Annual Meeting

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New Hampshire Hospital Association to host 2014 Annual Meeting at Omni Mount Washington Resort September 7-9

To inquire about becoming an Annual Meeting sponor, contact Cindy Morse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Geisinger CEO Dr. Glenn Steele to deliver keynote: 'Geisinger Innovation: The Future of Health Care'

Dr. Glenn SteeleGlenn D. Steele Jr., MD, PHD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Health System, an integrated health services organization in central and northeastern Pennsylvania nationally recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development and implementation of innovative care models. Dr. Steele previously served as the dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at the University of Chicago, as well as the Richard T. Crane Professor in the Department of Surgery.

Prior to that, he was the William V. McDermott Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, president and chief executive officer of Deaconess Professional Practice Group, Boston, MA, and chairman of the department of surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital (Boston, MA). Dr. Steele is past Chairman of the American Board of Surgery. His investigations have focused on the cell biology of gastrointestinal cancer and pre-cancer and most recently on innovations in healthcare delivery and financing.

In addition to the keynote address by Dr. Steele, prominent speakers will address various topics of interest throughout the three-day event.

With the primary election taking place on the final day of the annual meeting, Dean Spiliotes, author and founder of, will headline a panel of political pundits who will discuss “The Primary and Beyond…” on Sunday afternoon. Veteran Nashua Telegraph State House Reporter Kevin Landrigan will join him on the panel, which will be moderated by Joel Maiola and Rich Sigel from McLane GPS.

On Monday, the on-going development of the New Hampshire State Health Plan will feature panelists such as Paul Spiess, who served as a health policy advisor to Governor John Lynch; Jeanne Ryer, Director of the NH Citizens Health Initiative;  and former State Senator Kathy Sgambati, who was Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services under Governors Jeanne Shaheen and Steve Merrill.

Monday afternoon's break-out panels will include a discussion on Payment Reform, with a presentation from Andrew Cohen, a Vice President with Kaufman Hall & Associate's Strategy Practice, while a second, concurrent program will be dedicated to governance initiatives. More specifically, the health care delivery system is undergoing dramatic and fundamental change as we move from the current fee-for-service payment model to one based on population health and accountable care. For hospital trustees, what does that mean and why is it important to your role as a board member of your community hospital? What questions should trustees be asking? And what should board members be doing now to ensure that they can continue to serve the patients and communities who depend on them? Moderator Ned Helms will pose those questions and more.

Tuesday morning, an ACHE-approved discussion regarding the work of the Partnership for Patients will center on Tanya Lord, Patient Engagement Consultant at Foundation for Healthy Communities, to be followed by a plenary session that will address the continuing difficulties with access to mental health care in New Hampshire. Participants and panelists will include Jay Couture, executive director of the Seacoast Mental Health Center and Effie Malley, director of the NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative.

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To inquire about becoming an Annual Meeting Sponsor, contact Cindy Morse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Our thanks to the many sponsors who have already pledged their support for the 2014 Annual Meeting, including:


Gold Sponsors

New Hampshire Healthy Families
Sulloway & Hollis PLLC

TD Bank
Well Sense Health Plan


Silver Sponsors

Hinckley Allen
McLane Law Firm
Minuteman Health


Bronze Sponsors

Baker Newman Noyes
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Citizens Bank
Devine Millimet
DiGiorgio Associates Inc/Monitor Builders Inc
Healthcare Services Group
JSA Architects
Lavallee Brensinger Architects
Leaders for Today
Maine Community Health Options
Marsh USA
Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine
Morris Switzer ~ Environments for Health
Nixon Peabody LLP
Northeast Delta Dental
Orr & Reno, PA

Phillips, DiPisa & Associates
Public Service of New Hampshire
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.
Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA
WBS/HUB International