10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

C-suite Executives: Leading through Organizational Innovation and System Transformation

What brand of leadership will carry healthcare organizations to 2025 and beyond? Providers, payers, suppliers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists need new knowledge, skill, experience and style to drive digital transformation, engagement, recruitment, financial and clinical performance, and market expansion.


Topics covered in this session include:

  • What types of leaders will succeed best in grappling with the challenges of value-based payment, consumerism, digital transformation, engagement and regulation and policy chaos?  

  • Who are the leaders—both inside and outside of healthcare—that the industry should look to as transformational role models?  

  • To what extent do newly-hired executives from outside of healthcare deliver a fresh and valuable take on leadership?  

  • What are the most vital traits for healthcare leadership success going forward?  How would you rate traits like courage, agility, humility, engagement, ethics, communication, vision/strategy, and risk-taking?   

  • How should healthcare organizations recruit, retain and develop executives for long-term performance?

  • In 2020, who’s sitting in the C-Suite and what’s on their agenda? How do they make it happen?



Madeline Bell

President and Chief Executive Officer

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

At the helm of one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the nation, Madeline Bell is known as an innovator and a trailblazer, leading teams of experts with the shared goals of improving patient care, doing pioneering research and making tomorrow’s breakthroughs on behalf of children around the world. She has extensive experience creating and leading CHOP’s healthcare strategy, securing major philanthropic gifts to fuel CHOP’s research and clinical discoveries, hospital operations, enterprise corporate services, and growth strategies. Tackling challenges with a mix of compassion and integrity – having started in the field as a pediatric nurse – Bell has received international recognition for innovations in pediatric healthcare, public policy and family-centered care.


James Madara

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President

American Medical Association

James Madara, MD, serves as the chief executive officer and executive vice president of the American Medical Association, the nation’s largest physician organization. He holds the academic title of adjunct professor of pathology at Northwestern University. Since taking the reins of the AMA in 2011, Dr. Madara has helped sculpt the organization’s visionary long-term strategic plan. As an extension of this vision, he now also serves as chairman of Health2047 Inc., an independent, design-driven innovation firm based in San Francisco whose mission is to help advance the AMA’s goal of improving the health of the nation.


Arturo Pollizzi

Chief Executive Officer

Christ Hospital Health Network

Arturo Polizzi is president and chief executive officer of The Christ Hospital Health Network, a regional healthcare system with an acute care hospital surrounded by six ambulatory medical centers throughout the Greater Cincinnati area. For 22 consecutive years, The Christ Hospital was Greater Cincinnati’s Most Preferred Hospital and winner of National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award.  Prior to joining The Christ Hospital, Arturo worked for ProMedica Health System, Inc. During that time, he held positions as associate general counsel, chief human resources officer, president, ProMedica Toledo Hospital & Toledo Children’s Hospital and most recently, president, ProMedica Metro Region Acute Care.