2018 Leapfrog Annual Meeting Agenda

Preconference Sessions:

9:00 – 12:00         Training and Orientation:

Leapfrog Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) & Hospital Outpatient Surgery Surveys

Led by: Missy Danforth, Vice President of Health Care Ratings, The Leapfrog Group


9:00 – 12:00         Training and Orientation:

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Led by: 

  • Matt Austin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
  • Katie Stewart, Director, Health Care Ratings, The Leapfrog Group 


Annual Meeting Program:

1:00 – 1:15      Welcome from Leapfrog Board Chair

David Goldhill, Board Chair, The Leapfrog Group


1:15 – 2:00           Keynote Speaker

Vice Admiral Raquel Bono, Director of the Defense Health Agency


2:00 – 3:00           Panel: Purchasers Leading the Way on Direct Contracting and Centers of Excellence Programs                                

Moderator: Leah Binder, President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group  

Panelists Include:

  • Gary Kaplan, M.D., CEO and Chairman, Virginia Mason
  • Olivia Ross, Associate Director, Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Adam Stavisky, Senior Vice President, US Benefits, Walmart


3:00 - 3:15           BREAK


3:15 – 4:15           Panel: Innovations in Measuring and Rating Surgical Safety 

Moderator: Steve Sternberg, Assistant Managing Editor for Health Initiatives, U.S. News & World Report 

  • Conor Delaney,  M.D., P.h.D., Chairman, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic; Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine
  • Lisa Ishii, M.D., M.H.S., Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine 
  • Robert Krughoff, President, Consumers' Checkbook 


4:15 – 5:00           Leapfrog Year in Review & The Year Ahead

                             Leah Binder, President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group


5:30 – 6:30          Cocktail Reception


6:30                    Leapfrog Awards Dinner

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