The Ascent Physician Leadership Summit series includes virtual, engaging, interactive and educational sessions. Summit is designed to build your leadership skills as you learn from experts, share with colleagues and energize your leadership journey. An annual Summit subscription includes the quarterly virtual live learning events as well as monthly deliveries of our healthcare industry updates, the Ascent Weather Report, and our leadership insights, the Ascent Gear Check. All materials are also available on demand for your convenience.
Summit Series 2021
January 22, 2021 - Leadership Panel
Dr. Marilu Bintz, Gundersen Health System
Dr. Chester Ho, Carle Clinic
Dr. Christina Taylor, The Iowa Clinic
Learn how these successful leaders applied their leadership experience and acumen to navigate 2020 and what they expected to apply for a successful 2021.
April 23, 2021 - Leadership for Meaningful Change
Dr. Gary Kaplan, CEO Virginia Mason Health System,Seattle, Washington
Hear how one of the most recognized and award winning healthcare leaders builds alignment, creates a sense of urgency for change AND executes vision all in an effort to continue to improve organizational performance.
July 23, 2021 - Improving Wellbeing Through Organizational Change
Dr. Catherine Florio Pipas, Dartmouth School of Medicine
Principles, Frameworks, Tools and Best Practices for Advancing Organizational Wellbeing. Walk away from this Summit with an action plan to immediately make improvements in your organization.
October 22, 2021 - Rethinking Population Health: Innovations in Healthcare
Gundersen Health System
Our final Summit session will showcase several initiatives looking at innovative partnerships and programs that are working to improve the health of individuals by improving the health of their communities.
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July 17, 2020 – Leading Through Uncertainty
David Willis, MBA of The Advisory Board shared health care industry insights on addressing and succeeding in these continued times of change and uncertainty.
August 21, 2020 – Leading Through Change and Transition
Stephanie Waite, MSLOC, Director of Leadership & Organizational Development at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago guided attendees through successfully leading through the stages of change recognizing areas of opportunities for their own organizations.
October 23, 2020 – Fierce Conversations: How to Transform Leadership Through Meaningful Discussions
Laura Nelson, MD, MBA, VP and Chief Medical Officer Prevea Health, provided a thought provoking session on why we avoid difficult conversations and how to prepare for a meaningful discussion that will result in an ideal outcome.
November 20, 2020 – Social Determinants of Health: What Can You Do? Inspiring Your Practice, Organization and Community
Evelyn Figueroa, MD, Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Executive Director, Figueroa Family Foundation lead this SUMMIT exploring how social determinants impact the health of every patient population. Attendees left this session with action plans to lead their system or organization.
Meet Dr. Figueroa and see what steps she has taken to address needs in her own community in this recent interview: Solidarity Not Charity.