East Bay 

Healthcare Executives Group

2nd Thursday of the month |  8:30 – 11:30 am   | Oakland, CA

Upcoming Meeting

October 11, 2018

Opening Discussion Topic:

Lessons Learned from Geographic Expansion

“Expanding into new territories” is often suggested as the easiest, least risky way to grow one’s business – healthcare or otherwise. However, as we all know, no growth strategy is entirely risk-free.

If you’re starting a greenfield second – or 82nd – location, you have your existing business to run, plus a startup. And, if you’re growing into a new market by acquiring another business that was faltering, you have your existing business to run, plus a turnaround.

During our Group Discussion, we’ll look to hear your lessons learned in launching your healthcare business into new markets: what worked, what didn’t – particularly as you looked to transplant the robust culture you worked hard to develop in your original location, with an entirely different team of people.

Go-Round Discussion of Member Issues: During this time, each Member is given an opportunity to share an “issue” with the Group in order to receive knowledgeable and confidential feedback on how best to tackle that issue. Issues often center around: management/planning concerns, how to best respond to new industry trends, fleshing out a new strategy, what were the best practices used (or hazards) from fellow Members who have dealt with a similar issue. In order to get the most value from each session, we encourage our Members to bring an issue for discussion to each meeting.

Featured ABL Member Presenter:

Debbie Toth, President & CEO of Choice in Aging

Choice in Aging which serves over 600 seniors in Contra Costa County through: two separate ADHC sites – so patients can avoid being SNF’d; an MSSP (also provided in Napa and Solano) program for seniors supported in their homes; projects which facilitate moving patients out of SNFs and back into the community (also provided in Solano and Sacramento); providing accessible transportation; and caregiver support groups for those keeping their loved ones at home.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Nov. 8,   Dec. 12,   Jan. 10,   Feb. 14,   Mar. 14,   Apr. 11

Past Round Tables

Successful Healthcare Business Lessons Using The Jackpot Principle
ABL Member Chuck Young, CEO of PropelCare & Author of business best-seller The Jackpot Principle


Moving Towards Value
Tom Williams, DrPH is VP/GM, Stanford Health Care Health Plan Operations


How AI's Changing Healthcare
ABL Member Sean Tan, CEO of AiCare


Building - & Sustaining - A Culture of Trust
ABL Member Cindy Hatton, CEO of Hospice of the East Bay


Emergency! What You Need to Know to Stay Compliant
ABL Member Rich Gianello, Partner, and Kim Baldwin, Sr. Consultant, Risk Advisory Services for Wipfli LLP/HFS Consultants


COMBINED ROUND TABLE EVENT: Bay Area - San Francisco & Oakland
New Approaches for Controlling Healthcare's "Unsustainable" Spending Growth

ABL Member Jack Asher, MD, VP and Chief Medical Officer for Anthem Blue Cross and Jamie Robinson, Ph.D., Professor of Health Economics at UC Berkeley


The Patient as CEO
Robin Farmanfarmaian, author of the best-seller The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer


The Latest Trends in Population Health
ABL Member Chris Selecky, Principal of Population Health Strategies


Introducing the Greater Bay Area's Super Provider Network
Joel Criste, CEO, Canopy Health