Silicon Valley

Healthcare Leaders CEO Group

2nd Tuesday of the month from | 8:30 – 11:30 am  | Mountain View, CA

Upcoming Meeting

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Opening Discussion Topic:

Addressing (Your) Concern/s

This month we’ll be kicking-off the Round Table with our Featured Member Cecile Currier, CEO of Concern, Silicon Valley’s premiere employee assistance program.

Wearing your “employer” hat, Cecile will want to hear the Group’s perspective on:

  • Your employees’ most important emotional needs
  • How they want to learn about and be directed to health services
  • The importance of a “hub” for them to access all their benefits
  • What would make a specific EAP vendor a “must have”?

“Real help, real experts, real fast” is not only Concern’s tagline, it’s how we’ll segue (after we’ve heard your feedback to Cecile) to a Members’ Go Round, during which we’ll look to hear and address your questions, issues, updates for the Group. Last month we took a deep dive into the economics of telehealth/behavioral healthcare workers, and how to keep a “distributed/remote” workforce connected, productive, and on point, whether in the same state, country, or around the world.

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.

Cecile Currier is CEO of Concern

Concern is a Knox-Keene licensed employee assistance program dedicated to the promotion of a healthy and productive workforce. A wholly owned subsidiary of El Camino Hospital, Concern serves more than 600,000 employees and their families through more than 280 organizations in the Bay Area and nationwide. Cecile, who launched her career with El Camino Hospital in 1985, wears two hats: running Concern and being VP of ECH’s Corporate & Community Health Services. She has a Masters in Social Work and is an LCSW.


Upcoming Meeting Dates

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Past Discussions & Presenters:

The Latest Trends in Social Media: What's Working Now?
Robin Raff, Founder/CEO, Chief Strategist of Boomer Business & Beyond

Scaling Your Healthcare Business: What Works Best?
Steve Grau, Founder and CEO of Royal Ambulance

A Healthcare CEO's Guide to Health Plan 101
Jack Asher, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Anthem BlueCross' Commercial Business

Marketing to Consumer Boomers
Harry Soza, President and CEO of CAREMINDr

Lessons Learned from Turnarounds
Larry Blitz, Director of WIPFLi/HFS Consultants

How IA's Changing Healthcare
Sean Tan, Co-Founder & CEO of AiCare

Everything You Need to Know about Santa Clara County's Healthcare Programs
Member Presenter: Tyler Haskell, Chief of Staff - District 5, County of Santa Clara

Lessons from Moving the "Hospital to the Home"
Member Presenter: Jiang Li, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of VivaLNK,

Hosted by ABL Member Alumnus CHRIS DAWES, CEO

Maneuvering With & Around Industry Giants
Member Presenter: Lisa Cooper, CEO (and Board Consultant) for Santa Cruz Surgery Center

New Trends in Clinical Care
Member Presenters: Jeff Gruer, Executive Director, Business Development at El Camino Hospital & Chuck Young, Founder and CEO of PropelCare

Collaborating to Win in Healthcare
Guest Presenter: Wendy Hitchcock is CEO of Vascular Cures

Lessons Learned in Maximizing Customer Engagement
Member Presenter: Dean Hovey, President and CEO of Comprendo