• Building Bridges By Faith
  • 2017 Catholic Health Assembly

Innovation Forum B

Monday, June 12
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

B1 – Advancing a National Movement for Mental Health and Wellness

Join a spirited conversation on how Catholic health care can work together to effectively address behavioral health and substance use challenges while advancing the mental, social and spiritual well-being of the nation. The session will explore the nature and scope of the issues, identify successful bright spots and consider what is being asked of health care leaders. Through this dialogue, discover ways that health systems, philanthropies and organizations across sectors can have a measurable impact on the most critical mental health issues facing America.

Tyler Norris, M.Div.
Chief Executive
Well Being Trust
Oakland, Calif.

Amy Compton Phillips, MD
Chief Clinical Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Renton, Wash.

B2 – Population Health: What Business Are We In?

Learn about a clinically integrated network of 680 employed and independent physicians that reached nearly 100,000 lives under value-based commercial and Medicare contracts in one year. This session will explore ways to engage physicians in value-based contracts such as bundled payments focused on the Triple Aim, the importance of assessing organizational leadership commitment, system financial capability, technology needs and care model vision before embarking. Presenters also will discuss the governance and operations required for a true physician-led network, an early contracting roadmap and an accelerated path to risk contracting.

Richard R. Vath, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Baton Rouge, La.

Tara T. Haney
System Director of Operations Health Leaders Network
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Baton Rouge, La.

B3 – Building Health through Housing

By thinking broadly and investing strategically in housing, health systems can be better partners in solving the most pressing issues in their community. Recognizing that poor housing conditions and a lack of quality affordable housing often lead to homelessness, and that poorly maintained housing can trigger adverse health conditions, Catholic health institutions are leveraging their resources to invest directly in affordable housing developments; partner with agencies to remediate environmental triggers; and seek partnerships for supportive housing for homeless patients.

Pablo Bravo
Vice President, Community Health
Dignity Health
San Francisco

Chris Shride
Presence St. Mary's Hospital
Kankakee, Ill.

Ed Gerardo
Director, Community Commitments and Social Investments
Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
Marriottsville, Md.

B4 – Maintaining Catholic Identity in Health Care without a Sponsor

When it is no longer possible to have a Catholic sponsor for historically Catholic health care facilities, is it possible to maintain the catholicity of the work? This session will gather a panel of persons responsible for ensuring Catholic identity of Catholic health care institutions that do not have a sponsor. The discussion will reflect the specific experiences of why and how this status was achieved, how the integrity of Catholic identity is maintained in relationship to the church/ diocese and throughout the work, as well as some legal and canonical issues to be considered.

Joan Bumpus
Vice President, Mission and Ministry
Providence Health
Columbia, S.C.

Robert David
UH St. John Medical Center
Westlake, Ohio

Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA
Congregational Leader
Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine
Richfield, Ohio

Lisa Gilden
Vice President, General Counsel/Compliance Officer
Catholic Health Association
Washington, D.C.

Sr. Kelly Connors, pm, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Sponsor Services
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis