Assembly 2018, San Diego | June 10-12

Pre-Assembly Community Benefit Program

Healing the Multitudes – Innovative Strategies for Community Health

Sunday, June 10, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
San Diego

Registration Fee 
CHA Member Registrant: FREE
Other Registrant: $240

This Community Benefit Pre-Assembly Program will focus on innovative approaches to improve health in our communities. As our knowledge of health and well-being evolve, with greater appreciation for prevention and population-level strategies, so must our approach to carry on the healing ministry of Jesus.

This program will address the key steps Catholic health care needs to take to lead the way in improving community health, starting with leadership commitment to address the social factors that lead to poor health and the courage and flexibility to explore new, sometimes untested, approaches to understand and tackle these factors. The program will feature some of these approaches such as new uses of data and technology, innovative investment and financing options, non-traditional business and community relationships and advocacy for public policy changes that support community health goals for vulnerable populations.

"Jesus often healed one or two people in need of immediate care. Jesus also fed thousands of hungry at a single time as he multiplied fish and loaves of bread. So too, we must heal the individuals in need of care, but also care for the multitudes who live in our communities."

- Michael Rozier, SJ, Ph.D.


This meeting will specifically address:

  • The mission, clinical and political imperatives for expanding vision and commitment to community health improvement
  • The board's and senior leadership's role in integrating this expanded vision and commitment into the organization's strategic and operational work
  • Innovative approaches in improving community health

Who Should Attend:

System and hospital CEOs and senior leaders, board members, leaders from mission, community benefit, population health, finance, strategic planning, health IT and government relations.
Agenda to come.


7:00 a.m. Registration Opens and Full Breakfast Available
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Reflection
8:15 a.m. Policy Update
An update on federal policies related to tax-exemption and the social determinants of health and a discussion of CHA activity in these areas.

Julie Trocchio, Senior Director, Community Benefit and Continuing Care, Advocacy and Public Policy, Catholic Health Association
8:30 a.m. Building Healthy Communities Through Innovative Solutions
The President and CEO of Dignity Health, one of Catholic health ministry's largest health systems, shares how the tradition of the founding congregations inspires their organization to incorporate community health into their overall strategic approach. Discover how senior leaders are building healthy communities with inspiring examples of innovative programs that flex to the ongoing needs of vulnerable populations.

Lloyd Dean, President, CEO Dignity Health
9:00 a.m. The Landscape of Health System Community Investment
Hospitals and health systems have a variety of assets—such as financial resources, land, and expertise—that would make them valuable participants in the community investment system. Hear how a small, but significant group of health care organizations have taken bold steps and engaged in investment discussions or transactions.

Robin Hacke, Executive Director, Center for Community Investment and David M. Belde, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Mission Services, Bon Secours Richmond Health System
9:45 a.m. Innovations in Data, Technology and Financing
In today's unpredictable health care environment, providers need to be proactive in finding ways to deliver high quality care for all at lower costs. This depends not only on delivering excellent clinical care but going outside the walls of our organizations to keep our communities healthy. Hear how two Catholic health systems are using data, technology and financing in innovative ways to enhance their understanding of community needs and expand their capacity for meeting those needs.

Dora Barilla, Group Vice President, Community Health Investment, Providence St. Joseph Health and Will Snyder, Chief Advocacy Officer, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Health System
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. A Mission Driven Strategic Plan to Improve Community Health
Two senior health care leaders discuss how organizations can advance their efforts to improve the health and well-being of their communities; topics include building the business case to address the social determinants of health; designing community health programs focused on clinical services, community engagement and clinical transformation; engaging clinicians and other decision-makers; advocating for policy change to modify behaviors and funding mechanics; and partnering with other organizations to maximize your community health impact.

Dr. Mouhanad Hammami, SVP of Safety Net Transformation, Community Benefit, Health and Well-Being, Trinity Health and Dr. Kulleni Gebreyes, National Clinical Transformation Leader, PwC
11:45 a.m. Healing the Multitudes: Catholic Health Care's Commitment to Community Health
Learn how you can use new resources developed by the Catholic Health Association to educate your organization's boards, executives and staff about Catholic social teaching and values that compel the Catholic health ministry to be a leader in addressing the social determinants of health.

Rev. Michael Rozier, SJ, St. Louis University
12:30 p.m.

Continuing Education

CHA provides all participants with a Certificate of Attendance indicating program contact hours upon completion of the event. Participants may submit the certificates to relevant organizations.

Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site (; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance.

For more information please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.

Cancellation Policy

Pre-Assembly Community Benefit Program
Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing (mail or email). Phone cancellations will not be accepted.

Submit all requests to CHA Service Center via email at or mail to: CHA-Service Center, 4455 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO 63134. CHA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows; however, substitutions are gladly accepted.

Cancellations received by April 2: A refund of the full registration fee, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations received by April 2, 2018.

Cancellations received between April 3 and May 18: A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received between April 3 and May 18, 2018.

No refunds will be granted for requests made after May 18, 2018.