Health care leaders are guiding their organizations through unprecedented challenges in an era of reform, advanced consumerism, and administrative transformational uncertainties. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion as leaders come together to discuss their vision, ideas and solutions to address health care challenges and obstacles.
Objectives of this meeting include:
- Identify the challenges of leading a health care organization through turbulent times, including the similarities and differences of various organizations in the care delivery continuum;
- Discover solutions to prepare for future success in delivering health care services with the current uncertainty of health care reform policy;
- Understand best practices successfully deployed from partners throughout the health care continuum to address access, quality, cost, consumer experience, outcomes and financial constraints related to their specific industry focus;
- Learn alternate solutions that can be applied or adapted to organizations’ current opportunities to improve performance surrounding access, quality, cost, consumer experience, outcomes and financial efficiency.
7:30–8:00 a.m. – Registration
8:00–9:30 a.m. – Program & Networking
9:30 a.m. – Adjourn
John Naylor, Chief Executive Officer – Medica
John Naylor is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Medica. He also is a member of the board of directors of Medica Holding Company (MHC), which oversees Medica's family of businesses, which includes Medica Health Plans, Medica Health Plans of Wisconsin, Medica Insurance Company, Medica Self-Insured and Medica Health Management, LLC, as well as the Medica Foundation. He joined the company in 2010 and became President and Chief Executive Officer in 2017.
Mr. Naylor has more than 30 years of industry experience. Mr. Naylor previously was Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets, Medica's largest business unit. Under his leadership, Commercial Markets achieved record highs in membership growth and developed a number of industry-first innovations, including accountable care organization products in partnership with several health care systems.
Prior to joining Medica, Mr. Naylor spent 21 years at Willis Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin). For more than a decade, he served as the market leader for the Towers Perrin Minneapolis office and Managing Director for the U.S. Central Region, with responsibility for all aspects of selling and providing service to clients across the company's human resources consulting practice.
Mr. Naylor is a passionate volunteer and a board member of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.
Adam Rees, President – Essentia Health Brainerd Lakes Area
Adam was called in 2013 to make a health difference in the Brainerd Lakes area as the President of the Essentia Health central market. He serves the 162 bed St. Joseph’s Hospital (level 3 trauma center, interventional cardiology and inpatient mental health), and 160 providers in 12 clinic locations. This market is staffed with 1,400 employees and 160 providers. As a Benedictine-sponsored Catholic organization, St. Joseph’s adheres to the values of hospitality, stewardship, respect, justice, teamwork and quality.
He spent 25 years in various Mayo Clinic leadership assignments starting as a management trainee in 1987, followed by research administration and strategic planning/merger and acquisitions in the Rochester campus. In 1998 he was a Luther Midelfort Vice President responsible for clinic operations and in June 2007, became the Chief Administrative Officer for the Austin Medical Center.
Adam has degrees in Architectural Engineering, Psychology, and a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance. Organizational memberships and community activities are numerous throughout the years. Some examples include Chamber Board Member, Crow Wing Energized Co-Chair, Region Three MN Hospital Association, Brainerd Rotary, Vision 2020, MGMA, United Way, church worship team, led bible studies, Yacht Club Commodore, and a musician/band leader since 1988.
He is blessed with a wonderful supportive wife Rhoda, and two children (Nathaniel and Jula). His family enjoys skiing in the winter and almost anything to do in the water during the summer (swimming, sailing, tubing/skiing, fishing, and kayaking).
Jon Pryor, Chief Executive Officer – HCMC
Dr. Pryor joined Hennepin County Medical Center as CEO in April, 2013. Before joining HCMC, he was CEO of the Medical College of Physicians, the Medical College of Wisconsin's clinical practice group of physicians, advanced practice providers and other staff.
A urologic surgeon by training, Dr. Pryor was Chair of the Department of Urologic Surgery at the University of Minnesota from 2001-2006. He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and was awarded a Bush Medical Fellowship in 2005. His education and training include a medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, an American Foundation of Urologic Disease Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, an MS in surgery from the University of Virginia, a BA in Physics from Carleton College, and two years of residency in the Hennepin County Medical Center Surgery Residency program. He has been widely published in peer reviewed journals in the area of men's health and urologic disorders.
Leota Lind, Chief Executive Officer – South Country Health Alliance
Leota Lind is the Chief Executive Officer of South Country Health Alliance, Minnesota’s first multi-county County-Based Purchasing (CBP) organization. Since its inception in 2001, Ms. Lind has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the county-owned health plan integrating medical services with county Public Health and Social Services programs.
Committed to serving the disadvantaged, frail and vulnerable, South Country administers Minnesota Health Care Programs benefits to members in twelve rural Minnesota counties. Ms. Lind has lead South Country as Chief Executive Officer since 2012 and previously held the title of Chief Operating Officer. She has over 30 years of health care experience, starting her career in substance abuse and mental health in managed care, both private and public sector. She has spent the last 17 years in managed care for government health care programs.
As Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Lind was key to South Country becoming the first Special Needs Plan for dual eligible individuals with disabilities in Minnesota and later becoming a fully integrated program by contracting with the State of Minnesota for the Special Needs Basic Care Program (SNBC). South Country has been actively involved with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to improve the integration of Medicaid and Medicare dual programs. Currently, South Country administers two Fully Integrated Dual Eligible (FIDE) SNPs, SeniorCare Complete (MN Seniors Health Options program) and AbilityCare (SNBC program).
In 2016, Ms. Lind was highlighted in the special issue of Minnesota Physician recognizing the top Influential Minnesota Health Care Leaders. She is the current chair of the Minnesota Association of County Health Plans and a member of Women Business Leaders. She is a graduate of Winona State University and a 2012-2013 Policy Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Scott Riddle, Chief Executive Officer and President – Walker Methodist
Scott Riddle, Chief Executive Officer and President, leads all aspects of Walker Methodist's operations, mission, vision and strategy. As Chief Executive Officer and President, Scott leads the development of organizational strategies, as well as oversees the creation and implementation of the organization’s mission, vision and direction. He joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer in April 2013 and was named Chief Executive Officer and President in August 2013.
Prior to joining Walker Methodist, Scott worked as the Vice President of Finance at Ecumen. His professional experience includes Finance roles at International Multifoods and Northwest Airlines and in diverse industries such as consumer auto rental and medical devices, among others. He holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bethel University. He volunteers his time as a Member of the Board of Directors for LeadingAge Minnesota and as a Member of the Board of Governors for the Bethel University Foundation.
Scott was recently named to LeadingAge Minnesota’s 50 for the Next 50. 50 for the Next 50 recognizes innovative and influential leaders who are charting the course for the next wave of older adult services that will empower Minnesotans to age well and live fully.
Scott has transformed service delivery within Walker Methodist and expanded the horizon in which they serve older adults. Scott is a key partner in advocacy, working to inform and influence the Minneapolis City Council on the proposed wage and workforce requirements.
Sharon Gabrielson, Chair – Global Business Solutions, Mayo Clinic
Sharon Gabrielson is a health care executive with over 20 years of broad-based leadership experience in strategic and operational planning, practice, quality improvement, outcomes, safety and service. These experiences have included executive level leadership of both small and large health care systems, management of integrated health care organizations, and integration of clinical practices, multidisciplinary organizations, and stakeholders. She currently serves as Chair - Global Business Solutions at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Sharon is a member of many local and national committees for various organizations, is a published author, has made many presentations before various groups and is a member of the American Medical Group Association Board of Directors and the AMGA CAO Leadership Council.
Sharon received her Master of Arts in health administration and in management from St. Mary’s University; her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Winona State University; and her Associate of Arts in nursing from the St. Mary’s Junior College.
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