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Last update: January 26


Welcome to GHX Summit 23! Hear from incoming president & CEO Tina Vatanka Murphy as she shares her vision for GHX in 2023 and beyond.

Speaker: Tina Vatanka Murphy, incoming President and CEO, GHX 


Superior communication skills are key to success, and no one enlightens and empowers others with these skills more effectively than Mark Bowden. In this high-octane interactive keynote, Mark will teach you the body language techniques to make you stand out from the crowd, inspiring others while building trust and credibility. Don’t miss this energetic and humorous keynote, invaluable for life and business success.

Presented by Mark Bowden, World-renowned Expert in Body Language, Human Behavior and Communication, and Best-selling Author


Retired Lieutenant Colonel Scott Mann is a former U.S. Army Green Beret who specialized in unconventional special operations missions in do-or-die environments all over the globe. Widely recognized for successfully leading teams in complex situations, Lt. Col. Mann draws from his heart-pounding career to bring Green Beret principles of leadership and rapport-building to today’s business leaders, providing an outline for how to make better human connections in high-stakes, low-trust environments.

Presented by Scott Mann, U.S. Army Green Beret (Ret.), Pineapple Express Mission Leader, Rooftop Leadership Expert


The pandemic may have raised national awareness of the importance of health equity, but many healthcare executives have been working for years, if not decades, to reduce disparities and increase access and affordability to quality care.  Hear directly from provider and supplier C-suite leaders about what they are doing in their own organizations, and how they are working across the supply chain to improve the health and well-being of both patients and their communities.  


Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO, Froedtert Health
Additional speakers TBA



45 minute sessions

Baptist Little Rock built real collaboration and camaraderie between the Procurement and AP teams, eventually leading to AP moving from Finance and into Supply Chain. Then Covid hit and they maintained this team mentality and engagement as they moved to hybrid and remote workforce models. Now, as they move to cloud-based systems, they are looking at the opportunities this new technology offers for further relationship-building and creative problem-solving.


Vicki Dardenne, System Director Procurement, Baptist Little Rock
Jeana Wilson, Purchasing Manager, Baptist Little Rock


Learn how Axogen has worked to control costs through payment automation, creating sustainable mutual value between the supplier and their providers. 

Speaker: Ralph Engle, CTP, Manager, Treasury & Financial Services, Axogen


Successful migrations to cloud ERP deliver modernized processes, simplified data flows and better actionable insight. But, like with legacy systems, implementations can get stale, even as your cloud ERP continues to deliver new capabilities. In this session, we’ll share approaches to governing supply chain technology that encourage continuous innovation and optimization. We’ll highlight how Monument Health leans in with their cloud enterprise management provider, Workday, and GHX to streamline processes and improve access to clean, up to date data.

Brad Haupt, Vice President Supply Chain and Contract Management, Monument Health 
Keith Lohkamp, Sr. Director, Industry Strategy, Workday


The gap between clinical and administrative systems is problematic to hospitals as the electronic health record system and the enterprise resource planning system are critical. Even systems that are proficient at capturing data typically have data sharing limitations resulting in missed charge capture, lost inventory, higher waste and burdensome manual data entry for staff members.

Join us to learn how a point-of-use inventory management system connects the ERP and EHR to improve workflows for both nurses and supply chain teams.

Col. Francisco Dominicci (Ret.), Sr. Vice President, SVP, Federal Health, BEAT, LLC
Lee Smith, DHA, MBA, BSN, RNFA, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Syft
Mike Bishop, Senior Vice President, Provider Sales, GHX


Learn how Mount Sinai is curbing the impact of inflation by improving on-contract spend and achieving greater synergy across sites. You will hear the steps taken to reach their margin improvement goals and examples of strategies that worked for their organization to improve order accuracy, contract data quality for contract negotiations, and consistency in contract management. Plus, perspectives on what’s coming ahead in 2024 for Mount Sinai’s integrated data strategy in the cloud:  Moving from 5 ERPs to a single cloud ERP solution (Oracle) and single EHR (Epic). 

Franco Sagliocca, MBA, FACHE, Corporate Director, Supply Chain, Mount Sinai Health System
Vishal Goel, Senior Director, Mount Sinai Health System


Change is hard! Improvement, or getting better, almost always requires change – in fact, improving or changing a process is as much about changing behaviors as it is about changing the process itself.

This interactive session will offer-up unique insight, perspective, and ideas designed to help both providers and suppliers more effectively implement and manage change. Participants will learn how to identify change resistors along with recognizing some of the common reasons why people resist change. This session will also provide participants with relevant and proven tactics/techniques designed to support and enable effective, sustainable change within their organizations.

Speaker: Jacquie Jordan, Leader and Organizational Development, TribusAllen, Inc.


Did you know federal grants and other funding sources are available to specifically help fund your Workplace Violence Prevention and related program? Join us as we explore the many opportunities available to healthcare institutions, and how to get your share to help with technology, equipment, training and human resources. The session will be led by healthcare security expert Bryan Warren, CEO of WarSec Security, and past president of IAHSS (International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety). The session will include a Q&A section so bring your questions.

Speaker: Bryan Warren, President, WarSec Security, and past president of IAHSS


In 2022, healthcare providers and implant suppliers came together to develop a set of best practices and EDI specs for handling implant orders. Three members of that work group who implemented those recommendations talk about how it went, the lessons they learned, and the benefits they've seen.


Jack Koczela, Director, Supply Chain Services, Froedtert Health
Ryan Rotar, Executive Director, ERP Solutions, UNC Health
Josh Skiba, Director, Product Management, GHX


Have you ever wondered why it's so hard to change behavior – why we can't seem to follow through on our goals to eat healthier, patients don't adhere to their medications, doctors don't follow evidence-based care, or operations personnel don’t follow best protocols? Behavioral scientist Ted Robertson will explain the fundamental cognitive biases shaping our everyday behavior and how these insights can inform programs that successfully change behavior with examples from physician behavior and population health.

Speaker: Ted Robertson, Managing Director, ideas42


Executing product conversions effectively and efficiently remains a significant challenge for health systems, regardless of size and resourcing. As health systems continue to face financial pressures many supply chain teams are being asked to convert a lot of product to reduce costs. As a result, many health systems struggle with clinician conversion fatigue, skepticism, and mounting challenges managing the workload. Any one of these challenges can make a product conversion fall apart and negatively impact the supply chain team’s efforts to drive clinical alignment. 

During this session, attendees will hear best practices on how to execute product conversions, from Scripps Health and Stanford Health Care who will strategies on:  

  • Potential Governance structures
  • Ways to improve physician alignment
  • Operational workflow optimization
  • Clinical engagement and communication 
  • Compliance tracking 


Cecile Hozouri, Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Scripps Health
Michael Kohler, Administrative Director, Procurement, Stanford Health Care 


This session is for VP titles and above only. 

During this session, participants will learn the “why” behind Healthcare Anchor Network's Impact Purchasing Commitment (IPC)—a comprehensive framework to leverage health system supply chain practices more intentionally to address place-based inequities and create healthy communities.

Presenters will provide real world examples of the complexities behind executing the IPC, infrastructure needed and early wins that have helped build momentum internally. They will share how the commitment has shaped their impact purchasing approach, lessons learned and discuss working at the intersection of multiple impact lenses to more effectively address social determinants of health for the communities they serve.


David Zuckerman, President & Founder, Healthcare Anchor Network
Additional speakers TBA 


This session is for VP titles and above only. 

The pandemic has forever changed the stature of the hospital supply chain. Once viewed as a necessary expense, it now has a critical role to play in ensuring the continuity of care delivery. 

Further, as health systems face a litany of new challenges—continuing shortages, increasing costs, growing market and regulatory demands, and social issues such as health equity and environmental sustainability—the role of value analysis and strategic sourcing professionals will also take on greater strategic importance. 

Join GHX Vice President of Healthcare Value Karen Conway and industry leaders as they explore the evolving imperatives facing healthcare system executives. Learn how value analysis and strategic sourcing professionals can best prepare themselves, their organizations, and the communities they serve for success. 


Tom Lubotsky, Vice President, Supply Chain, Allina Health
Mary Larsen, Senior Sustainability and ESG Advisor
Karen Conway, Vice President, Healthcare Value, GHX



Jimmy Chung, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Advantus Health Partners
Stacy Brethauer, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Deepak Goyal, MD, Executive Medical Director for Rev. Cycle and Supply Chain, Monument Health



In this session, learn how a manufacturer, distributor, and a health system leveraged the power of data and collaboration to support multiple objectives: lowering costs and improving efficiencies, but most importantly supporting both health equity and environmental sustainability.  


Chet Damania, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Customer Solutions, Johnson & Johnson
Jeremy Strong, System Vice President, Supply Chain & Hospital Operations, Rush University System for Health 
Additional speaker TBA


This session is for VP titles and above only. 

Over the next 5-10 years, procedural volumes at ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are expected to grow greater than 20% per year as more orthopedic, spine, and cardiology procedures are approved in that setting. As this new care setting continues to grow, new players will be responsible for providing patient care and managing the supply chains that enable that patient care. Providers and suppliers must be cognizant of these trends and how they may impact the way care is delivered.

Join us for this ASC market overview and summary of GHX's perspectives on the challenges, and potential solutions, that will emerge in this market.

Speaker: Rob Stineman, Director, Strategy & Corporate Development, GHX



Summit Central is an expansive ballroom set up to facilitate a variety of networking and learning opportunities on a drop-in basis. Summit Central will be open throughout the days except during general sessions, and have dedicated space for the following: 

  • Solution Zone: Product Q&A and demos with GHX product experts at computer kiosks 
  • Summit20 Talks: Delivering casual, efficient 20-minute presentations on a variety of topics
  • GHX Experience: An interactive journey of some of GHX’s newest solutions
  • Networking: Space to meet with other attendees
  • GHX Store: Use your GHX Points for fun merchandise or charity donations


Be sure to join all Summit attendees at our planned evening events, a welcoming way to unwind from our busy days!

  • Tuesday, May 9: Welcome Reception
  • Wednesday, May 10: Networking Dinner
  • Thursday, May 11: Taste of Chicago 

Details TBA.