Physician Leader Forum

Oct. 23-25, 2017
Hotel Valley Ho
Scottsdale, Ariz.

CHA's Physician Leader Forum is an important gathering of physician leaders, CEOs and mission leaders. Each year a planning committee of physician and mission leaders selects timely topics that address relevant issues affecting physicians in the ministry.

Physician well-being — from personal, organizational and leadership perspectives — will be the focus of this year's forum. The program will deal with some of the external and internal factors that contribute to physician burnout. The program will provide presentations and time to discuss issues physician leaders in Catholic health care are currently facing.

Leading practices in physician wellness and formation utilized in Catholic health care and other organizations will also be highlighted. This will allow participants to learn practical and replicable tools they can bring back to their ministry. Ample time will be given for skill-building, reflection and networking.


Oct. 23-25, 2017
Hotel Valley Ho
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Registration fees:

CHA members: $250.00
Non-members: $300.00

Member registrants are persons employed by or serving in governance of a CHA-member organization and that organization is paying or reimbursing them for their registration fees.


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This program is relevant for:

This program is relevant for CHA member

  • Physician leaders (CMOs, Chiefs of Staff, Presidents of Medical Staff and Physician Groups, Directors of GME, etc.)
  • CEOs
  • Mission leaders who work in physician formation  


Fr Bouchard PLF 17Rev. Charles Bouchard, OP, S.T.D.
Senior Director, Theology and Ethics
Catholic Health Association
St. Louis

Diana CurrieDiana Currie, MD, NCMP, FACOG
Adjunct Faculty
Providence Health & Services, Southwest Washington
Olympia, Wash.
Dennis deLeonDennis deLeon, MD
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs
CHI Franciscan Health
Tacoma, Wash.
John HardtJohn Hardt, Ph.D.
Vice President and Associate Provost, Mission Integration
Loyola University Health System
Josh HolzbauerJosh Holzbauer
Physician Wellness Team
Madison, Wisc.
Sr. Carol Keehan, DC
President & Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Association
Washington, D.C.
Corey MartinCorey Martin, MD, FAAFP
Director of Medical Affairs
Buffalo Hospital
Buffalo, Minn.
Mimi PattisonMimi Pattison, MD
Medical Director
Franciscan Hospice & Palliative Care
University Place, Wash.
Garrett StarmerGarrett Starmer, Psy.D., M.Div., BCC
Manager, Clinical Pastoral Education
CHI Franciscan Health
Tacoma, Wash.

Tentative Agenda

Monday, Oct. 23
4:00 p.m. Registration 
5:00 p.m. Welcome, Introductions and Opening Prayer Service

The Schizophrenic Nature of Time in Catholic Health Care

John Hardt, Ph.D.
Vice President, Mission Integration
Loyola University Health System, Chicago

6:30 -
8:00 p.m
Welcome Reception

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Certificate of Attendance

Please note CHA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for any programs. Participants will receive an email with information on how to acquire a Certificate of Attendance following the program (typically included in the program evaluation email). Certificates of Attendance may be submitted to relevant organizations that accept proof of contact hours as credit. These include:

American College of Healthcare Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report qualifying CEUs using the contact hour 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 further information regarding Certificates of Attendance, please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.


CHA's 2017 Physician Leader Forum will take place at the Hotel Valley Ho.

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