• Healthcare Students Attend MHA Leadership Forum

1/23/2009

Nine Suffolk students and Professors Rick Gregg, Peter Rivard and Rick Beinecke attended the Massachusetts Hospital Association’s 42nd Annual Mid-Winter Leadership Forum on January 23rd.  The event was titled “Hospitals at the Intersection of Wall St., Main St. & Capitol Hill” and it was co-sponsored by Suffolk’s Healthcare Programs.

Karen Nelson, Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Massachusetts Hospital Association and Brian Laneau, Suffolk MHA
student.

The Forum focused on the fact that hospitals are operating in unprecedented economic turmoil.  Experts provided perspectives on the current reality as well as ways to navigate in this uncharted and unpredictable time.

Rick Pollack, the American Hospital Association’s Executive Vice President, described what the Obama Administration might seek to change in healthcare and what it could mean for hospitals and healthcare systems.  Paul Keckley, Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, spoke about Consumer-Directed Healthcare and what hospitals can do to respond to this phenomenon.  Fred Hessler of Citigroup concluded the Forum by looking at Wall Street (not a pretty picture) and explaining how hospitals can successfully adapt to the fluctuating financial markets.

The students and faculty members thoroughly enjoyed hearing the speakers and talking with healthcare executives who attended the Forum. Attendance at the Forum is part of the students’ ongoing participation in healthcare industry events.

Suffolk MHA students, from left to right: Emanshi Gulati, Nirav Parekh, Abhinav Shah, Sailaja Vemuri, and Kinjal Parikh

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