Opening Discussion Topic:
In our San Francisco Round Table, we first began discussing “Dealing with COVID-19 as a Healthcare Business,” on March 11th and we’ve been discussing variations on the theme ever since. Fortunately, for yourself and your organizations, as sophisticated and knowledgeable healthcare leaders, you’ve relied on the latest science available, and been able to provide leadership to your team, regardless of where they were working. Others haven’t been as fortunate.
Our Featured Speakers have been in the trenches with thousands of scared patients – and business leaders – trying to help them get the help they need.
Ken Graham, spent his career in hospital administration – including as CEO of El Camino, before becoming CEO of the three MayView (“free”) Clinics, which had served the poor of Silicon Valley for 48 years. Under his leadership, in order for MayView to survive, Ken allowed the clinics to be acquired by Ravenswood, an FQHC, in East Palo Alto. (Ken is also the Founding Member of ABL-Health Silicon Valley.)
Luisa Buada, has been CEO of Ravenswood Family Health Network since 2003, after having already founded two other clinics in the Salinas Valley and Berkeley, and becoming a co-founder of a roll-up of over 60 health centers that became LifeLong Medical Care (where Mike Stacey is now Chief Medical Officer). Since engineering the acquisition of MayView’s Centers on April 1 (making them also qualify as FQHCs), she and Ken have been on the front lines, with their doctors, clinicians, and staff serving the scared, the uninsured, underinsured, and undocumented
Aggie Freeman has spent most of her distinguished career working with the State’s largest employer, the University of California, resolving complex Worker’s Comp cases. She, along with Ken, are also very active in Rotary International, where she serves as a medical professional on the District’s “Coronavirus Task Force 2020,” and with Ken, on the RotaCare Free Clinic Board of Directors. Aggie’s also a veteran, who served with the US Navy Nurse Corps at Oakland Naval Hospital.
Ken, Luisa, and Aggie will tell their intertwined stories of serving the underserved and forgotten who reside and work for minimum wages (or less) in the nation’s tech epicenter, including:
Opportunity for Continuous Learning
Insights into New Market Trends
Honest Advice & Feedback
"Industry Insider" Insights
ABL's 22nd INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE Awards Event
"Leadership in Innovation" Winner:
- Artie Southam, MD, EVP Health Plan Operations, Kaiser Permanente
"Innovators in Healthcare" Winners:
- California Hospice Network
- MedWand Solutions
- The Tay Group's careCA$H
The Latest Trends in Value-Based Managed Care Contracting
Stephen L. Goff, Healthcare Partner with King & Spalding
Kaiser Permanente: Pushing the Digital Envelope
Patrick Courneya, MD, EVP & Chief Medical Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Meet Susan Ehrlich, MD, CEO, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
Kathy Keeshen, is General Counsel for Covered California
What Healthcare Leaders Can Do to Create a Cyber-Secure Organization
M. K. Palmore, FBI's San Francisco Cyber Security Branch, is Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge
Meet Ed Heidig, Regional Director for U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services - Region 9
Understanding Single Payer Health Systems Around the World
Walter Kopp, President and CEO of Medical Management Services
The 'Disrupters' Are Here: Are You Embracing or Ignoring Them? How?
Harry Soza, President and CEO of CAREMINDr
The Making of Kaiser Permanente's 5-Star MA Plan
Agnes Strandberg, Sr. VP of Medicare for Kaiser Permanente
Lessons from Marketing in Healthcare
Eric Neuner, CEO of Health Coach Institute
Weaving a Stronger Social Safety Net for Infants to Seniors
Al Gilbert, CEO of Felton Institute
Beyond the EHR: Using Technology for Patient Engagement & Data Management
Joshua Newman, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Salesforce
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, PhD, is Professor of Health Economics at UC Berkeley
FIELD TRIP: Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehabilitation Center
Giving a Lyft to Healthcare – and Other Helpful New Technologies
Dan Trigub, Regional VP at Lyft-Business
Getting into the Weeds: The Implications of Legalized Marijuana
Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Introducing the Greater Bay Area's Super Provider Network
Joel Criste, CEO, Canopy Health
Meeting Seniors' Social and Economic Needs to Better Health
Maya Altman, CEO, Health Plan of San Mateo and Janet Van Deusen, Manager of the Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance (HICAP) program in Alameda County, at Legal Assistance for Seniors
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