• Building Bridges By Faith
  • 2017 Catholic Health Assembly

Innovation Forum A

Sunday, June 11
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

A1 – Diversity and Inclusion Strategies to Achieve Health Equity

Health disparities experienced by our minority communities as well as the poor and underserved continue to be a challenge for all health systems. This session will examine the interrelationships between diversity and inclusion, culturally competent care, community partnerships and population health strategies, as well as metrics and incentives to help promote a culture of health equity, diversity and inclusion.

Marcos L. Pesquera
Vice President, Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Irving, Texas

Tiffany Capeles
Director, Health Equity
Irving, Texas

A2 – The Health Insurer of the Future: Consumers' Advocate, Providers' Partner

The health industry, including the insurance sector, is experiencing uncertainty as powerful forces reshape it and as a new administration promises change for the industry. This presentation will highlight five models for the health insurer of the future as identified by PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI). HRI's research methods included a telephone survey of health care executives, a consumer insight survey and interviews of health care leaders.

Thom Bales
PwC Health Industries Advisory
San Francisco

Laura McLaughlin
Senior Manager
PwC Health Research Institute
McLean, Va.

A3 – Community Transformation through Collaborative Funding Partnerships

This session will feature a coordinated funding model that helps align health system resources to more effectively address community health need priorities, including behavioral health, obesity and related social determinants of health. Attendees will learn about an innovative public-private collaborative that supports human services programming for a community's most vulnerable population, while building nonprofit capacity and fostering community collaboration to enact system-level change.

Michael Miller, Jr.
Regional Chief Mission Officer
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Canton, Mich.

Elisabeth Vanderpool
Director, Community Health
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Canton, Mich.

A4 – Selling Spiritual Care in the Pre- and Post-Hospital Continuum

This session will feature a replicable model of extending spiritual care services beyond hospital walls to generate income. Presenters will discuss two pilot projects in which spiritual care was offered as a billable service to non-Catholic, eldercare communities, as well as accomplishments and pitfalls encountered along the way.

George West
Service Area Vice President, Mission Integration
Dignity Health St. John's Hospitals
Oxnard, Calif.

Fr. Calin Tamiian, BCC
Manager, Spiritual Care
Dignity Health St. John's Hospitals
Oxnard, Calif.