2019 Portland Healthcare Leadership Exchange

    Create a Sustainable Healthcare System

    As healthcare executives, we have a unique understanding of and opportunity to improve Portland’s greatest challenges. The Portland Healthcare Leadership Exchange is our opportunity to gather, share common challenges, and explore potential solutions. Don’t miss these critical conversations on creating a more sustainable healthcare system and maximizing outcomes for both our communities and our organizations.

    Governing Board members represent the region’s largest and most prominent hospitals and systems. Board participation and feedback ensures an invitation-only, peer-driven exchange of best practices.

    Governing Board


    Dana Bjarnason, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive,
    OHSU Healthcare, Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, OHSU School of Nursing


    Kristi Blackhurst, VP, Operations, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
    Carol Bradley, MSN, RN, SVP, System Chief Nursing Officer, Legacy Health
    Kathleen Chapman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Deputy Director-Patient Care Services, VA Portland Health Care System
    Bernard Deazley, Assistant Director, VA Portland Health Care System
    Lori James-Nielsen, President, Tuality Healthcare
    Kyle King, VP for Network Development, Adventist Health
    Anthony Masciotra, MBA, CPA, Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Practice, CEO, OHSU Practice Plan
    Joe Ness, SVP & COO, OHSU Healthcare
    Cindy Nutter, MSN, RN, CENP, Patient Care Executive, Adventist Health Portland
    Wesley Rippey, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Adventist Health Portland and Pacific NW Region
    Pamela Steinke MSN, RN, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE, Chief Nurse Executive/VP Quality, St Charles Health System
    Paul R. Stewart, President & CEO, Sky Lakes Medical Center
    Bahaa Wanly, MHA, Chief Operating Officer, Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics

    Improving Access to Care

    To think proactively about the needs of today’s patients, we must expand our organizations beyond the traditional continuum of care. As hospital leaders, we are challenged to develop and implement the changes that will help staff provide better care to the most vulnerable patients in our communities. At this discussion, explore how you can adapt your organization by developing community partnerships, managing resources effectively, and implementing advanced technologies to improve care for Oregon’s most vulnerable patients.


    Paul Stewart President and CEO, Sky Lakes Medical Center
    Jeremy Vandehey, Director of the Health Policy and Analytics Division for the Oregon Health Authority
    Jennifer Mensik Kennedy,, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Division Director, Care Management, OHSU Healthcare


    Healthcare Leadership Exchange

    3:30pm – 4:30pm | Registration & Networking
    4:30pm – 5:30pm | Keynote Panel Discussion
    5:30pm – 6:30pm | Dinner & Roundtable Discussion
    6:30pm – 7:00pm | Summary Discussion
    7:00pm – 7:30pm | Additional Networking

    PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Division Director, Care Management, OHSU Healthcare
    Director of Health Policy and Analytics, Oregon Health Authority
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Sky Lakes Medical Center

    All sponsor participation is approved by the Governing Board. Contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and the approval process.

    Leadership Exchange Moderator


    Please contact Kristina Griffith with any questions about the Portland Healthcare Leadership Exchange.

    Kristina Griffith, Executive Director
    Direct: 503.765.9046
    [email protected]

    Event Details
    • Start Date
      October 17, 2019 3:30 pm
    • End Date
      October 17, 2019 7:30 pm
    • Location
    • Category
    • Address
      935 NW Davis St. Portland, OR 97209