CEO Exchange

Quick Overview

When: November 7-9, 2018
Where: Santa Barbara, CA

This roundtable forum connects you with a peer network of innovative, collaborative thought leaders charged with their organization’s success.

CEO Exchange

November 7-9, 2018  |  Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California

The HealthLeaders Media CEO Exchange brings executives together to acquire best practices that benefit their organization. Member-led, small-group sessions provide a forum for shared ideas and solutions to top industry challenges.

Sponsors underwrite the Exchange program, so travel and accommodations are covered. Participants are also welcome to pay their own way, if preferred.

How to Qualify

The roundtable event is open to presidents and chief executives at hospitals, health systems, and medical group practices. Please note: This is a limited-size event of 45 leaders, and participation is based on availability. Participation decisions are at the discretion of the HealthLeaders Media editorial team.

Vendors, consultants, outsourcing solutions, and other suppliers are not eligible to participate. But we hope you will contact our director of sales for other opportunities with our programs.

If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact Julie Auton at

Please note: This is a limited-size event and participation is based on availability. Meeting any or all criteria is not a guarantee of acceptance. Participation decisions are at the discretion of the HealthLeaders Media program team.


Wednesday, November 7

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception


Thursday, November 8

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Event Kickoff/General Session

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Round A Sessions

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Round B Sessions

11:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Networking Activities

6:00 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception

6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner


Friday, November 9

7:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Ideas Presentations

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Round C Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. WorkGroups: Hands-on workshop to tackle a specific objective

11:30 a.m. Adjourn


Previous sessions have addressed:

  • Cultivating value in a complex environment
  • Innovation, revenue and the growth mandate
  • Strategies for merger, acquisition, and partnership activity
  • Capital investments for equipment, software, facilities, consolidation and innovation
  • Partnering with physicians to drive growth, profitability and greater quality care
  • Strategies for payment that are fair and provide meaningful incentives for value
  • Determining the right technology to support goals, create integrated systems and improve services

Activities & Resort

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara resort located along California’s coast, including two miles of natural beach. Thursday afternoon activities allow participants to enjoy the area with relaxing activities. Our events team is planning vineyard tours and a golf option. 

Participating Organizations

Agnesian Healthcare (SSM)
Fond du Lac, WI

Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA

Allina Health
Minneapolis, MN

Banner University Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ

Bristol Hospital
Bristol, CT

Covenant Health System
Lubbock, TX

El Campo Memorial Hospital
El Campo, TX

Griffin Hospital
Derby, CT

Gundersen Health
La Crosse, WI

Holy Family Memorial
Manitowoc, WI

Methodist Health System
Dallas, TX

Methodist Le Bonheur
Memphis, TN

Mission Health
Asheville, NC


Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL

Norton Women’s & Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, KY

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center 
Charlotte, NC

Oaklawn Hospital
Marshall, MI

Parker Adventist Hospital (Centura)
Denver, CO

Piedmont Columbus Regional 
Columbus, GA

Rush Oak Park Hospital
Chicago, IL

Sinai Health System
Chicago, IL

SSM Health - AHC
Fond du Lac, WI

St. Joseph Mercy Health (Trinity Health)
Ann Arbor, MI

Weiss Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Winona Health
Winona, MN


Sponsors use this opportunity to conduct focus groups to learn about issues leaders are facing in the healthcare arena. It also provides a way to connect with their audience. These sessions are not sales presentations. We ask that executives participate in a single sponsor focus group during the event. There are five members in each of these sessions.