1:15pm – 2:15pm
Preparing for Excellence: Leading Your Team to Success
How you prepare, train and lead makes all the difference when you are confronted with a challenge. While many know about Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger's heroic actions on January 15, 2009, few have an understanding of the depth of Sully’s preparation, as lives depended on his training every day. From his early career as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, to his ongoing work in commercial aviation as a pilot and safety trainer, Sully’s life-long pursuit of learning and investing in himself shows the importance of education and preparedness, and illustrates that true leaders must always lead by example. Straightforward and humble, Sully’s story shows the positive outcomes of having a daily devotion to duty. Sully will challenge and inspire teams to establish a foundation of passion for their work, build trust in each other, and commit to always reaching for the highest standards.
8:15am – 9:15am
Creating a Sustainable Health Care Future
With government reimbursements declining at the same time the industry is moving away from fee-for-service to a value-based model, how do we ensure a sustainable future for health care providers in this new world? Dr. Charles Kennedy will talk about the environmental factors necessitating a business model change, the economic pressures facing providers and purchasers, and consumer expectations for health care value and a better experience. He will share how accountable care models are helping to address the necessary changes in how health care is delivered, including Aetna’s work to help providers succeed through effective payer-provider collaborations.
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Nutrition: The Forgotten Medical Science
Nutrition, when properly done, has an amazing but little known capacity to maintain health, repair health gone bad, and prevent future health problems—all with the same dietary protocol, better known as ‘dietary lifestyle’. In short, this kind of nutrition not only prevents future disease (domain of preventive medicine) but also treats existing disease while restoring health. When sustained, it is a protocol that is relatively free of side effects.
This kind of nutrition is provided by a diet of whole plant-based foods with little or no added fat/oil, refined carbohydrates and salt (the taste enhancing ingredients of highly processed ‘fast foods’). Its nutritional composition approximates 80% carbohydrate, 10% fat and 10% protein. Although its biological activities within our bodies are infinitely complex, its application in the kitchen is surprisingly simple and user friendly. Its application also is far-reaching, including especially notable decreases in health care costs and environmental benefits.