2024 Winter Healthcare Leadership Symposium

This symposium is intended for healthcare leaders from LHA-member hospitals and health systems, including CEOs/presidents, administrators, leadership staff, physician leaders, chief nursing officers, hospital attorneys/in-house counsel, and medical staff directors.

STEP 1: Register for the Conference

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  • Once Step 1 is complete, if you will be registering for the ACHE Optional Event, move to Step 2.
  • If you are not registering for the ACHE Optional Event, select the "Proceed to Checkout" button below. 
1/30/2024 10:00 AM - 1/31/2024 12:00 PM
Central Standard Time
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel 7000 Bluebonnet Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70810 UNITED STATES

STEP 2: Optional Add-On ACHE Pre-Conference Session:

To add the Pre-Conference ACHE Breakfast and Education Session to your itinerary, select the "Add" button next to the program item below and then select the "Proceed to Checkout" button. 

Note: An additional $150 registration fee applies. You do not have to be an ACHE member to attend these sessions, though attendees registered for the ACHE session must also register to attend the LHA Winter Healthcare Leadership Symposium. 1.5 In-person education hours will be available for the successful completion of this offering from ACHE.


Symposium Agenda 



9:30 a.m. ACHE Education Registration & Breakfast

10:00 a.m. ACHE Panel Discussion: Digital Health in the Healthcare Delivery System

Moderator: Indu Subaiya, Healthcare Visionary and Co-Founder, Healthcare 2.0

Panelists: Tonya Jagneaux, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center; Scott Mackey, DOAssociate Chief of Staff, Virtual Integrated Care; and Vinod Nair, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Institute of the South

This session will survey some of the current uses and organizational deployment of digital health strategies. The panel will discuss adoption and innovation across the clinical and patient perspectives, as well as the technical, operational, regulatory, and financial/reimbursement aspects of the development of the programs that the panel with highlight. The panel will also explore the expanding role that digital health holds in daily life and its direction into the future of healthcare delivery system.


10:00 a.m. General Registration, Networking & Sponsor Exhibits Open

12:00 p.m. Lunch 

1:00 p.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
Paul A. Salles, President & CEO, Louisiana Hospital Association 

Transformational Care: Leading Change in Value, Quality, and Outcomes
Ted James, MD, Medical Director and Educator, Harvard Health System

Bringing about transformational change in patient care is not a simple task; however, it is a requirement for healthcare organizations striving to move forward and succeed in a value-driven healthcare system. Establishing a culture of clinical innovation and transformational leadership is a necessary step to achieve sustained, reliable, system-wide improvements in patient care. This presentation will review proven models and techniques to support healthcare organizations in their efforts to pursue fundamental system redesign and achieve dramatic improvements in clinical quality. Using best practices of Evidence-Based Leadership (EBL), participants will gain practical insight into their own leadership capacity. Inspired and effective clinical leaders bring about changes that result in improved patient outcomes, greater professional satisfaction, and enhanced performance of healthcare organizations.


2:15 p.m. Tech Innovation & Disruption in The Healthcare Ecosystem
Indu Subaiya, Healthcare Visionary and Co-Founder, Healthcare 2.0

The keynote will cover key trends in digital health technology today as we move toward whole person care and increased care coordination, while addressing the social drivers of health. Dr. Subaiya will review opportunities in technology to transform and advance equitable health in an environment when many health systems face provider shortages, sicker patient populations, and challenges with the digital divide. Dr. Subaiya will also provide examples of innovative solutions and services for both urban and rural environments as well as best practices for delivering tech-enabled care in culturally-relevant contexts. The presentation will cover new care models, effective uses of data aggregation, and tracking as well as how digital health companies are helping health systems build and strengthen partnerships with community-based organizations to improve access and extend that "last mile" of care.


3:30 p.m. Political Landscape Update
Jeremy Alford, Publisher and Editor, LaPolitics Weekly 

This session will provide an update on the recent elections and the political landscape of our state’s executive branch and legislature.


4:45 p.m. Adjourn for the Day



5:00 p.m. Reception: All attendees are invited. Reception ends at 6:30 p.m. 




8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Networking & Sponsor Exhibits Open


 9:00 a.m.  Welcome & Opening Remarks

Introduction of the New Executive and/or Legislative Leadership 
Paul A. Salles, President & CEO, Louisiana Hospital Association


9:30 a.m. Megatrends Impacting the U.S. Healthcare Industry
Paul KeckleyHealth Economist and Managing Partner, The Keckley Group

In the near term, the health system in the U.S. and in Louisiana will be impacted most by financial pressures that advantage some and cripple others. But merely surviving the pandemic is not a guarantee of success long-term, especially in Louisiana where the structure, economics, and market forces will profoundly change how, where, and who succeeds. Long-term changes in the financing and delivery of health services require preparedness beginning now. In this session, Keckley will discuss the future state of the health system, the roles key players will play, and the new rules that enable sustainability and growth.


11:00 a.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK: A corporate rate of $149 per night has been established at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel located at 7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard in Baton Rouge. The room block is available until Jan. 6, 2024 or until the room block is full, so please book your room before that date. Call the hotel directly at 800-627-7468 and reference LHA’s Winter Symposium, or book your group rate online.



  • ACHE In-Person Education: This program has been developed and is presented locally by the LHA Management Corporation and the LCHE chapter. The LHA Management Corporation is authorized by the American College of Healthcare Executives to award up to 1.5 ACHE In-person education hours to attendees who participate in the optional ACHE Education portion of this program. To receive credit for this program, your name MUST appear on the ACHE sign-in sheet. *An additional charge applies. 
  • NursingUp to1.5 contact hours will be awarded for this offering by the LHA for complete attendance and evaluation of the optional ACHE Session. The LHA is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing – CE Provider #39. 
  • Nursing Facility Administrators: Up to 1.5 hours will be awarded for this offering by the LHA for complete attendance of the program and evaluation. The LHA is approved by the State of Louisiana Board of Examiners of Nursing Facility Administrators – CE Provider #101.
  • Attorneys: MCLEs applied for


  • ACHE Qualified Education (ACHE Category II): The LHA Management Corporation is authorized to award up to 5.0 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting an application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.
  • Continuing Professional Education: CPAs will receive up to 5.0 hours of continuing education credit for complete attendance of the program and evaluation.
  • NursingUp to 5.0 contact hours will be awarded for this offering by the LHA Management Corporation for complete attendance of the program and evaluation. The LHA is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing – CE Provider #39.
  • Nursing Home Administrators: Up to 5.0 hours will be awarded for this offering by the LHA for complete attendance of the program and evaluation. The LHA is approved by the State of Louisiana Board of Examiners of Nursing Facility Administrators – CE Provider #101.
  • Attorneys: MCLEs applied for
  • Other Participants will receive, upon completion of the conference and evaluation, a certificate documenting the completed continuing education/clock hours.


  • ACHE Session: 1) Identify current trends organizations see in the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications; 2) Discuss long-term financial implications of the shift to AI for healthcare organizations; and 3) Explore challenges healthcare leaders and practitioners face as digital technology becomes more prevalent.
  • General Session: 1) Apply proven strategies to successfully engage clinicians and develop transformational clinical leaders; 2) Identify key health disparities digital health technology companies are addressing: and 3) Recall the current state of the US health system and the uniqueness of Louisiana in that context. 

REGISTRATION: Registrations are accepted online only. When registering online for an LHA event, you must be logged in to see the event availability and the rate associated with your membership type. You can download a step-by-step registration guide to assist you with the new process. VISA, Master Card, Discover, and American Express are accepted online, and an email confirmation will be sent upon registration. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: Individuals who cancel more than seven business days prior to a scheduled event will be charged a cancellation fee of $75 per person. Written notice of the cancellation must be emailed to [email protected]. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within seven business days of the event or for no-shows. 

SUBSTITUTION POLICY: Registrants who are unable to participate in an LHA educational event are permitted, and encouraged, to have an eligible substitute; however, written notice of the substitution must be emailed to [email protected] at least seven business days in advance of the event. The substitution option is not available if written notification is received by the LHA less than seven business days prior to the scheduled program. 

ACCOMODATIONS: Please contact the LHA if you have a disability that may require special accommodations for this educational opportunity. The LHA is committed to ensuring full accessibility for all registrants.

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