Silicon Valley (SV)

Healthcare Leaders CEO Group

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

Upcoming ZOOM Meeting

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Opening Discussion Topic:

Scaling Nonprofits for a Value-Based Future

Although humans have been dying since Adam, it took a woman, Dame Cicely Saunders, in 1967, to open the first modern hospice in the UK; followed, in 1974, in Branford, CT; and, by Mission Hospice, in 1979, in San Mateo. Yet, it wasn’t until 1985, that the Medicare Hospice Benefit was made permanent. By 2005, there were over 4,000 hospice providers. By 2017, 1.49 M Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in hospice, for at least a day – 48.2% of those who died. By 2018, hospice was a $28B industry, with its growth driven by for-profits. And this year, a hospice component will be added to the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model.

Our Featured Member Presenter, Dolores Gomez, CEO of Mission Hospice and Home Care, didn’t realize she was embarking on a turnaround journey when she joined Mission – and their partnership in California Hospice Network (CHN), in October 2019. With well-financed competitors, she now aims to bring electronic sophistication, the benefits of scale and greater efficiency into both organizations, so Mission and other nonprofit partners can compete more effectively.

During our Members’ Group Discussion we’ll look to hear how you’ve:

  • Scaled your business, by scaling partnerships or alliances,
  • Cost-effectively upgraded your technology,
  • Created greater efficiencies in your operation, and/or have
  • Prepared your organization for a Value-Based Future

Dolores Gomez ironically began her “career” at Mission. While still in high school, Dolores volunteered at the Mission YMCA Street Camp program for under-privileged kids. Which she ended up running by the time she was in college. After graduating with her Master’s in Nursing Administration from UCLA, and many years in administration, she progressed up the ranks at Sutter Health Mills Peninsula, as Chief Nursing Executive and COO; then moved on to Vibra Healthcare, as the CCO; and was Director of Quality/RN Consultant at Stanford Health Care/University Healthcare Alliance, before responding to the Board’s call to be the CEO of Mission Hospice and Home Care.


Upcoming Meeting Dates

Apr 13   May 11   Jun 8   Jul 13   Aug 10   Sep 14 Oct 12   Nov 9   Dec 8

Our Silicon Valley Healthcare Round Table meets on the 2nd  Tuessday 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 early in the New Year.

Past Topics Include:

  • Lessons Learned in Building Together: Ravenswood Family Health Network
  • The Art of the Healthcare Pivot
  • Rethinking your Business in This Next Normal
  • Getting Back to a New Normal
  • Your WFH Best Practices & COVID-19 Experience with Employees, Clinicians, Patients, and Yourself
  • Lessons Learned from Fighting Coronaviruses
  • Following the Money in Healthcare
  • Keeping PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)with the Growing Number of Frail, Low-income Seniors in the Valley
  • Best Practices for Re/Training Your Team
  • How has 'Digital Transformation' Transformed Your Business?
  • Moving to Value-Based Contracting
  • The Latest Trends in Social Media: What's Working Now?
  • Scaling Your Healthcare Business: What Works Best?
  • A Healthcare CEO's Guide to Health Plan 101
  • How IA's Changing Healthcare
  • Everything You Need to Know about Santa Clara County's Healthcare Programs
  • Lessons from Moving the "Hospital to the Home"
  • Maneuvering With & Around Industry Giants
  • Lessons Learned in Maximizing Customer Engagement