Withum’s Healthcare Symposium 2022

    Upcoming Dates:
  • Dec 07
    11:00 am-3:30 pm ET Online
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Virtual Symposium Details

Wednesday, December 7
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM ET
3 Credits of CPE Offered
3 Credits of CLE Offered

Join Withum Virtually For Our 4th Annual Healthcare Symposium.

This year’s virtual event will feature insight from healthcare industry experts on key topics to put your organization in a position of strength.

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Symposium Agenda

Keynote Presentation – The Changing Healthcare Landscape

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert Garrett will provide an update on the changing healthcare landscape – workforce challenges, the need to innovate and transform care delivery in the post-pandemic world, to create more health equity and build the health system of the future.

C-Suite Discussion – Navigating the Ship through Troubled Waters and Seas of Change

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM | 1 CPE- Business Management and Organization

Learn how healthcare industry C-Suite leaders have dealt with, and are continuing to deal with, the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 2+ years, workforce issues including staffing issues and other lessons learned; in addition to all of their other daily responsibilities. They will share the struggles they have faced, changes they have made and continue to make, achievements and provide practical considerations and recommendations for future leadership strategies that focus on sustainability while continuing to deliver quality care to patients.

Moderator:David A. DeSimone, JD MHL CPHRM, healthcare attorney and strategist, formerly Chief Legal Officer and SVP Strategic Planning, CentraState, An Atlantic Health System Partner


Healthcare Focus on Finance

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM | 1 CPE- Finance

Decreased patient volumes, ongoing payor issues, rising interest rates, a lower stock market, ratings downgrades, higher operating expenses and a tight labor market combined with remote worker flexibility are some of the issues affecting the healthcare industry today from a finance perspective. Hear from healthcare industry finance leaders on their ability to maintain fiscal stability in these uncertain and changing times, lessons learned, practical considerations, recommendations and best practices.

Moderator:Sean Hopkins, Senior Vice President, Center for Health Analytics, Research & Transformation New Jersey Hospital Association


Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions and Affiliations

2:30 PM – 3:20 PM | 1 CPE- Specialized Knowledge

Mergers and acquisitions including joint ventures, affiliations and private equity have become very common in today’s healthcare industry. Hear from healthcare industry experts regarding FTC decisions and issues for large healthcare system acquisitions in the hospital environment from a regulatory perspective, the different types of affiliations, joint ventures and other combinations in healthcare today, financial and legal considerations when considering a healthcare joint venture, affiliation or other similar transaction, including choice of partner. Discussions regarding private equity in a healthcare transaction. This panel will offer valuable healthcare industry insight and experience into M&A, practical considerations, recommendations and best practices.

Moderator:John D. Fanburg, Esq. Managing Member, Brach Eichler


Learning Objectives

  • Compare how healthcare leaders from various health systems have dealt with, and are continuing to deal with, the COVID-19 pandemic from many different verticals.
  • Recognize the issues healthcare financial executives faced due to the financial disruption of the pandemic.
  • Identify benefits, challenges and potential pitfalls of a healthcare transaction.

Symposium Presenters

Kevin Ban, M.D.

EVP, and Chief Medical Officer - Walgreens

Nicholas J. Barcellona

EVP and CFO - Temple University Health System

Cathleen Bennett

President and CEO - New Jersey Hospital Association

Jolene H. Calla, Esq.

Vice President, Health Care Finance & Insurance, - Hospital Association of Pennsylvania

David A. DeSimone, JD, MHL, CPHRM

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Legal and Strategic Planning - CentraState Healthcare System

John D. Fanburg, Esq.

Managing Member - Brach Eichler

Scott Galletti

CFO - Neurosurgeons of New Jersey

Robert Garrett

CEO - Hackensack Meridian Health

Sean Hopkins

Senior Vice President, Center for Health Analytics, Research & Transformation - New Jersey Hospital Association

Kevin Joyce

Vice President, Insurance Networks and Business Advisory Services - Atlantic Health System

Deb Lienhardt

EVP & Chief Business Development Officer - RWJ Barnabas Health

Amy Mansue

President and CEO - Inspira Health Network

Anthony Orlando

EVP and CFO - Englewood Health

Anjana D. Patel, Esq.

Partner - Epstein Becker Green

Deborah Visconi

President and CEO - New Bridge Medical Center

Kenneth M. Vorrasi, Esq.

Partner - Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Michael B. Walsh

SVP of Finance - TJU and Jefferson Health

Steven M. Walsh

President and CEO - Massachusetts Hospital Association

Douglas A. Zehner

Regional CFO - RWJ Barnabas Health

CPE/CLE Credit Information

3 Credits of CPE Offered

WithumSmith+Brown, PC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBAregistry.org.
Program Level: Overview Prerequisites: None Advanced Preparation: None Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
For information regarding complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our Withum Learning Department at [email protected].

Continuing Legal Education Statement

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.0 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credits for ethics/professionalism, and 0.0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law/or matrimonial law.