Vizient Mid-Atlantic and Central Atlantic Network Meeting of the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Operations Officers

Hershey, PA US
November 7, 2019 to November 8, 2019

The Vizient Mid-Atlantic and Central Atlantic CFOs and SOOs (includes COOs and CEOs of smaller hospitals within a system) are from hospitals and health systems from across PA, NY, NJ, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and both North and South Carolina who will convene to address pressing issues and challenges, learn from subject matter experts, and each other to share successes.  This event will address specific educational need both from subject matter experts and from each other around keeping pace with the changes that need to be made in todays, and the immediate future, health care environment including incentivizing physicians to achieve better alignment, knowing how to thrive in a downside risk arrangement, recent and potential federal legislation that will affect how providers need to operate, better ways to optimize labor which takes up 50% of total costs including contract labor, an capital market/access models, and ways to secure critical capital for expansion and renewal.

Target Audience



Learning Objectives

  1. Describe proven physician incentive and strategy models that achieve meaningful alignment to accelerate the transition to value-based care
  2. Outline critical steps and approaches to best position hospitals and health systems for downside risk arrangements
  3. List the top critical challenges facing hospital and health system financial and operating officers through member-to-member interaction including more efficient and effective approaches to drive improvement in operations, quality, safety, and financial areas
  4. Discuss ways to optimize a provider’s workforce and to control labor costs including contract labor in a successful way
  5. Summarize recent legislation enacted
  6. Explain potential legislation under consideration and the effects they may cause to how hospitals and health stems provide care
  7. Recall conventional and emerging forms of capital access, and practical implementation considerations
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 General CE – Attendance
  • 8.50 NASBA
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/07/2019 - 1:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/08/2019 - 12:00pm CST
The Hotel Hershey
100 Hershey Road
Hershey, PA 17033
United States
+1 (717) 533-2171

Relevant financial relationships: None of the planning committee or presenters have anything to disclose.

Planning committee members

Harry M Carr, BSBA/CPA
VP Networks

Greg Tornatore, BS
Director Networks

Activity reviewer(s)

Harry M Carr, BSBA/CPA
VP Networks


Brian Esser, MBA
Associate Principal

Kelly Richard, BA
Senior Director

Steve Rixen, BA
Governmental Relations Director

Jack Datz, BA
Managing Principal

Andrew Majka, MBA
Managing Partner
Kaufman,  Hall & Associates

Harry M Carr, BSBA/CPA
VP Networks

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•    This program is a group-live offering
•    Level of learning for this program: Overview – Develops a broad perspective in a subject matter
•    This program will grant 8.50 hours of CPE credit
•    Field of Study – Business Management and Organization

Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 8.50 General CE – Attendance
  • 8.50 NASBA
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