Los Angeles (LA)

Healthcare CEO Executives Group

3rd Friday of the month from | 9 am – Noon | Los Angeles, CA


Friday, March 19, 2021

Opening Discussion Topic:

Adventist Health’s Blue Zones:
Inspiring Health, Wholeness and Hope

Thankfully, “the COVID era” is beginning to recede into the background, with over 15% of Californians having already received at least one COVID vaccine, and the trendline for COVID-hospitalized patients rapidly declining.

So now is the time to start planning for a healthier tomorrow – and moving into the “Blue Zones,” where healthier people move naturally, have a purposeful outlook, eat wisely, belong – and live longer.

During our Group Discussion, we’ll look to hear your post-COVID plans for yourself and your healthcare business – and how they’ve been informed by lessons learned during the pandemic. And, of course, we’ll want to hear what else is burning on your plate.

Then, our Featured Guest Speaker, Dexter Shurney, MD, Executive Director of the Blue Zone Institute (BZI), and SVP/CMO of Adventist Health’s Well-Being Division, will introduce us to BZI’s “Living Lab” that AH has created to study and codify best practices for living longer, healthier lives, informed by the world’s longest-lived cultures.

Prior to joining Adventist Health, Dexter Shurney, MD, was President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, in which comprehensive lifestyle changes are used to help treat, reverse, and prevent the progression of many chronic diseases. He was also CMO/SVP Clinical Affairs for venture-backed Foodsmart, Inc. (AKA Zipongo), which is used by employers and health plans improve the health and well-being of their workers.


Upcoming Session Dates

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Our Los Angeles Healthcare Round Table meets on the 3rd Friday of each month.  We have been meeting via ZOOM since April, and look forward to meeting again in person – once we can do so safely, hopefully soon!

Past Meeting Information

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  • Meet Angle Health: The Health Plan Startup for Startups
  • Gov. Newsom Expands Mental Health Parity
  • Predicting What's Next in The New Normal
  • Adopting the Mindset of an Innovator
  • Diagnostic Breakthroughs for the 21st Century
  • Implications of the Expanded World of Telehealth
  • Getting Back to a New Normal
  • Even During a Pandemic, the Business of Healthcare Must Go On
  • Your COVID-19 experience to date: with employees, clinicians, patients, and yourself AND Infection Control in the Age of COVID-19
  • Lessons Learned from Successful Transactions & Turnarounds
  • Lessons from Business Expansion & Integration (in an era of declining reimbursement)
  • How to Accelerate Bringing New Healthcare Product/Service Ideas to Market
  • Chapter 2 of the Retailization of Healthcare