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A Message From Your President
Dear NESHS Colleagues,

I hope this newsletter finds you all in good spirits.  The warm weather and sunshine certainly helps!
It was wonderful to see so many of you at our record-setting Spring Conference, "Successful Collaboration and Partnerships Across the Care Continuum."  Nearly 130 attendees were on hand to hear from our keynote speaker Mary Modahl from American Well talk about "The Power of Telehealth."  The program also included presentations by Rachel Rowe of Granite Health, Mary Moscato from Hebrew Senior Life, Steve Merz of Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, and NESHS' own Norma Stracener and Claudio Capone.  

In addition to all of the great speakers, the feedback we received once again confirmed that you find tremendous value in the networking opportunities.  As a reminder, you can access all of the day's materials by visiting the NESHS Virtual Institute, http://www.neshs.org/virtual_institute_li.asp.

As you may remember in my last newsletter, I highlighted our work to refresh our strategic plan. With the help of four students from Boston University's MPH program, we identified three high-level goals to focus on over the next two years:
1. Enhanced engagement of new and existing members
2. Membership growth
3. Increased collaboration with other professional organizations

The Board will work with the membership to implement a series of tactics to achieve these goals.  All of this work is designed to ensure you obtain the maximum value from your NESHS membership.  I'll provide a detailed update at our annual meeting during the fall conference.  

Finally, I hope to see you at our July 22nd Deep Dive session at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. We will learn about Wentworth-Douglass' population health journey. Our panelists will share the tools, techniques and reports they have developed over the past two years to support their volume-to-value transition. Please register at http://www.neshs.org/registration_form.asp.

As always, I would love to hear from you. Please e-mail me at sfahmy@mgh.harvard.edu or call me at (617) 643-8496.
Susan Fahmy
President, New England Society for Healthcare Strategy 
Summer Deep Dive
Population Health Management: A Community Hospital's Journey

Friday, July 22, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital 
Garrison Auditorium  
789 Central Street | Dover, NH 
The national healthcare environment continues to shift from illness care to wellness and prevention as part of a large movement toward population health management (PHM). Although the speed of this movement varies by market, many experts believe the volume-to-value transition is here to stay.

Given this imperative, we invite you to listen and participate in a discussion on one community hospital's PHM journey. Learn how they created a PHM infrastructure through collaboration with key leaders in the clinical, financial and operations disciplines. Our panelists will also share tools, techniques and reports developed over the last 1-2 years on this evolving journey.

Panel Members
Matt Goldberg, DO, Chief Medical Information Officer, Wentworth Health Partners
Angela McCann, Manager, Population Health Analytics, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Nancy Pettinari, MD, Medical Director, Wentworth Health Partners
Malcolm Rosenson, MD, Chief Quality & Safety Officer, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Peter Walcek, VP, Finance/CFO, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 AM Welcome, Introductions and Summary of Wentworth-Douglass Health System and Value-based Contracts
9:30 - 10:15 AM Population Health Management Infrastructure
10:15 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM Strategic Framework for Population Health Management Activities
11:30 - 11:45 AM Sample Quality and Financial Reports
11:45 - Noon Closing Remarks
Noon - Lunch

NESHS Members: $70
Non-Members: $110
Students: $25
NESHS Board Changes
Thank you to Jason Bond for serving as our Treasurer for the last couple of years. Jason has taken a new position and relocated out of state.
Board Member Tonya Houde of Mercy Hospital/EMHS is our new Treasurer.
Aaron Mitra, Vice President at Phillips DiPisa will begin serving on our board effective July 1, 2016.
Our complimentary series of monthly education webinars provide NESHS members with opportunities for direct interaction with speaker and colleagues via webinar. 

We will be on break July and August. New webinars will begin on September 15th.

June 16, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Financial Evaluation of Single-Patient ICU Rooms - Comparison of Additional Expenses with Cost Savings from Reductions in Nosocomial Infections

September 15, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 AM
The Future of Facilities: Challenges, Opportunities and Planning Tools for the Next Decade

Virtual Institute
 The Virtual Institute contains:
  • Archived audio, video and PowerPoint files of past webinars
  • Archived PowerPoint files and videos of past conferences
Latest event downloads include:
Successful Collaboration and Partnerships Across the Care Continuum (5/13/2016)

OptumLabs: Improving Patient Care and Value through Big Data Research and Innovation (5/19/2016)

Managing Your Career in Healthcare Strategy: Thoughts from an Executive Recruiter (4/21/2016)

A New Model for Segmenting Populations in the Blind Spot Between Claims Data (3/17/2016)

Medical Staff Development Planning: Reading Between the Lines (2/18/2016)

Getting it Done: The Art and Science of Strategy Execution (1/21/2016)

Current Trends Impacting Children's Hospitals and Pediatric Healthcare (12/17/2015)

Aligning Acute and Post-Acute Care for the New Business Model (11/19/2015)

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Current Job Postings
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Member News
Thank you to those who have renewed their membership recently and welcome to our new members who have joined NESHS in the last couple of months. 
Jann Ahern, South Shore Health System
Allison Ankeny, Tufts Medical Center
Stephanie Armelin, Trinity Health - New England
Jewel Ascano, Partners Healthcare
Karl Banty, ECG Management Consultants
Fady Barmada, Array Architects
Joy Barresi Saucier, The Arrostook Medical Center
Ellen Belknap, SMRT Architects and Engineers
Donald Bellefeuille, NBBJ
Matt Bluette, JACA Architects
Lisa Blumstein, TriNet Healthcare Consultants, Inc.
Joyce Brennan, Southcoast Health System
Mary Lourdes Burke
William Burns, Southcoast Health System
Stephen Canessa, Southcoast Health System
Claudio Capone, Trinity Health - New England
Tony Cavallaro, JACA Architects
Elena Cavallo
Amy Chandler, Southcoast Health System
Kathleen Cowette, St. Joseph Healthcare
Rose Di Pietro, South Shore Hospital
Cassandra Dombrowski, Cape Cod Healthcare
Kelly Dougherty, Tufts Medical Center
Jennifer Driscoll, Elliot Health System
Jeffrey Drucker, Array Architects
Megan Durning, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Bill Epp, JACA Architects
Susan Fahmy, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ed Farrell, Maine Medical Center
Deborah Fiumedora , Tufts Medical Center
John Fowler, JACA Architects
Nate Gagne, New England Quality Care Alliance
Keith Garratt, TRO
Steve Gelineau, GE Healthcare Camden Group
Denissa Grace, Elliot Health System
Linda Guerra
Monica Hanley, DiGiorgio Associates, Inc.
Fred Hare, Cape Cod Healthcare
Kamaria Hayden, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Patricia Henderson, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Todd Herrmann, Cadensus
Mark Jussaume, TRO
Cynthia Kavanagh, Partners HealthCare
John Kelly, MD, Kelly Healthcare Group
Tom Lam, DiGiorgio Associates, Inc.
Claude Lancome, Coast and Harbor Associates Inc.
Ann Lawrence, Elliot Health System
Kwang Lee, Array Architects
Amy MacNulty, MacNulty Consulting, LLC
Doug Marple, Partners HealthCare
Allie McPherson, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Susan Mitchell, Hospital for Special Care
Amit Mody, MD, Trinity Health - New England
Elaine Monico, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Susan Moss, Partners Healthcare
Scott Mueller, Shepley Bulfinch
Jennifer O'Donnell, Array Architects
Nellie O'Gara, HES Advisors
Lauren Pearson, Tufts Medical Center
Joan Pickett, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Craig Piper, SMRT Architects and Engineers
Julie Pokela, Market Street Research
Karen Potter, ECG Management Consultants
Kathleen Powers, South Shore Health System
Kate Reed, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Frederick Romano, Health Management Associates, Inc.
Jill Rourke, Elliot Health System
Jeremy Seiferth, ECG Management Consultants
Leigh Snow, TRO
Jeff Steblea, Market Street Research
Mary Sweeney, Lahey Health
Suzanne Tammaro, Southern New Hampshire Health System
Debbie Tishler, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Natalie Truong, Tufts Medical Center
Derek Veilleux, SMRT Architects and Engineers
Chris Wasel, PAC Planning Services, LLC
Angela Wayne, Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare
John Weaver, DiGiorgio Associates, Inc.
Matthew Weiss, MD, South Shore Health System
Wendy Weitzner, The Innova Group
Michelle Wilkinson ECG Management Consultants
Katie Wilson, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Paul Young, DiGiorgio Associates, Inc.
Sherman Zemler Wu, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Please let us know how we can meet your needs by emailing us at

Donna Powell
NESHS Administrator