2016 Health Care Conference

September 15, 2016


While health care is consistently flagged as one of the top five concerns for CEOs in North Carolina, it remains an issue where they feel they have the least control. With that in mind, the North Carolina Chamber Foundation commissioned The Benfield Group to develop a Health Care Strategy Road Map for the state. The goal is to establish North Carolina as a Top 10 state for health and health care value. The United Health Foundation ranked our state 31st in its 2015 America’s Health Rankings.

The 2016 Health Care Conference will focus on the results of this work and how you can impact change. Specifically we will discuss:

  • What it means for North Carolina to be a Top 10 state for health and health care value,
  • The strategic pathway for North Carolina to achieve Top 10 status, and
  • How to achieve the engagement and alignment of key stakeholders, including you.

This year’s Health Care Conference is strategically scheduled a day after our Human Resource Compliance Conference held at the same venue. Save and learn more by attending both days!

Get engaged: #NCHealth


What: Health Care Conference
When: Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, Durham, NC | 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703 (Special room rate of $143 expires at 5:00 pm on August 12 | Call 866-716-8134 to book)

Registration & Sponsorships

Ticket prices for Health Care Conference:
*Prices go up on 8/18*

Cornerstone Member Ticket | $175.00 ($200*)
Member Ticket | $200.00 ($225*)
Non-Member Ticket | $250.00 ($300*)

Two-day ticket prices for Health Care Conference and Human Resource Compliance Conference Conference:

Cornerstone Member Two-Day Ticket | $300.00
Member Two-Day Ticket | $350.00
Non-Member Two-Day Ticket | $500


Draft Agenda

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Lew Ebert, North Carolina Chamber

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Keynote – Five Strategies for Driving Successful Change
Dale Jenkins, CEO, Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina

Health Care is one of the top 5 concerns for CEOs in North Carolina but remains an issue where they feel they have the least control. In this opening keynote, Dale Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer of The Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina, will outline five strategies for leading stakeholder-driven transformation of health care.

  1. Place the central focus on improving quality and value.
  2. Build a complete “bridge” to health care value.
  3. Think big, but start small.
  4. Pursue real “win/win” partnerships with other stakeholders.
  5. Engage strong leaders to drive the initiative.

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
The Current State of Health and Health Care in North Carolina
Dr. John Phipps, Novant Health
Dr. Brian Caveney, Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina
Brian Floyd, Vidant Medical Center
Dr. Seth Glickman, UNC Health Alliance
Jack Nightingale, Vice President, Benfield, a Division of Gallagher Benefit Services (Moderator)

This panel discussion will examine health care challenges in NC, including health care access, quality, value and the health of our population.

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Engagement along the Health Care Supply Chain: Creating Alignment
Jack Nightingale, Vice President, Benfield, a Division of Gallagher Benefit Services

Strategic supply chain management is working collectively to set clear and consistent expectations and then translating those expectations into practical, sustainable solutions. Jack Nightingale will discuss how this approach can be used as the framework to creating alignment and improving health and health care value in North Carolina.

10:50 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Case Study: The Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati
Craig Osterhues, GE Aviation

You will learn how GE, other local employers, hospitals, insurers, government, physicians and patients are collaborating to improve health and reduce costs in Cincinnati.

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote: Benefits of Becoming a “Top 10” State for Health and Health Care Value and a Roadmap for Vision 2030
Chuck Reynolds, The Benfield Group

North Carolina currently ranks 31 in America’s Health Rankings. Benefits of becoming a “Top 10” state for health and health care value include a healthier, more productive workforce and population; lower, more predictable health care costs; easier access to high-quality care; better quality of life; and improved attraction as a destination for employers and families. This keynote will highlight these benefits and the vision for North Carolina in 2030.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Stakeholder Reactions to the Study
Vicki Banks, The Biltmore Company
Rich Bevan, Quest Diagnostics
Kim Hurst, Aon
Donald Gintzig, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Kristina Moorhead, Director of State Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Gary Salamido, North Carolina Chamber (Moderator)

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Future of Health Care in North Carolina Begins with Us: The Time is Now
Dale Jenkins, Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Lew Ebert, North Carolina Chamber

Continuing Education Credit

The North Carolina Chamber is committed to providing high-quality, experience-based education programs to our attendees. The number of continuing education credits attendees earn are determined by the number and length of the sessions they attend, based on a 50-minute hour. Attendees who complete a sign-in form onsite will be provided with a certificate indicating the number of credit hours to be awarded.

4.5 Hours

Live Group Study



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Silver Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Eli Lilly and Company
Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina
NC Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Bronze Sponsors

UNC Health Care Systems


Ernst & Young

Supporting Organization

North Carolina Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA)

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