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ACHE-MN 5th Annual Fall Conference: Leading & Performing for the Future

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 am to 4:00 pm


ACHE-MN Fifth Annual Fall Conference & Meeting: Leading and Performing for the Future

Thursday November 15, 2018
7:00 am – 3:45 pm
Crowne Plaza, 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 55441

*This program will provide ACHE members with 2.0 Qualified and 4.5 Face-to-Face Education Credits


7:00 – 7:30 AM

7:30 – 7:45 AM
Welcome and Table introductions

7:45 – 9:00 AM
Morning Keynote: “Leading a Relationship-Based Culture”

An experiential session based on the 2018 James A. Hamilton ACHE Book Award Winner-Advancing Relationship-Based Cultures

  • Mary Koloroutis, MSN, RN, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Health Care Management
  • Brett Long, MHA, Client Partner and Consultant, Creative Health Care Management

9:00 – 9:15 AM

9:15 – 10:45 AM
Artificial Intelligence and Health Care Technology of the Future Panel Discussion

  • Alan V. Abramson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Information Services and Technology, Chief Information Officer, HealthPartners
  • Kurt Waltenbaugh, MBA, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carrot Health, Inc
  • Jeff Hertzberg, MD, MS, Medical Director, Data Science and Transformation Optum Enterprise Analytics, Optum
  • Moderator: Bob Fronberry, MBA, Chief Information Officer, Practice Director – Technology Services, Patina Solutions

10:45 – 11:00 AM

11:00 – 12:30 PM
Healthcare Financing and System Design of the Future Panel Discussion

  • Mark B. Koch, MBA, CMPE, Vice Chair of Administration, Mayo Clinic  
  • Greg Klugherz, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CentraCare Health and St. Cloud Hospital
  • Beth Monsrud, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, UCare
  • Robert E. Nesse, MD, Professor of Family Medicine and Senior Director for Payment Reform, Mayo Clinic
  • Moderator: Kimberly Parrish, MBA, Senior Lecturer, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota

 12:30 – 1:30 PM      President’s Luncheon ~ Europa Dining Room

 1:30 – 1:45 PM         Transition back to the Regency Room

 1:45 – 2:00 PM        Awards and Introduction to the New Fellows

 2:00 – 3:30 PM        CEO Roundtable “Bending the Execution Curve”

  • Penny Wheeler, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Allina Health
  • Andrea M. Walsh, JD, President and Chief Executive Officer, HealthPartners
  • Diane S. Cross, Med, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fraser
  • Mary Maertens, MHA, Regional President and Chief Executive Officer, Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
  • Moderator: Jennifer M. Olson, MBA, Senior Vice President, System Operations and Chief Strategy Officer, Children’s Minnesota

 3:30 – 3:45 PM        Closing Remarks

 3:45 – 4:45 PM        Special FREE Session on Fellowship and Advancement *Separate Registration for those interested

Conference Rates and Registration – Early Bird Rate has been EXTENDED through Oct. 15th

ACHE Members

Early Bird


After Oct. 15th



Early Bird


After Oct 15th


Health Care Students – $45 for the first 30 students that register, $70 after that

There are no blocked rooms for this event.  Please contact the hotel directly to book a room.

For information on Sponsorship contact the ACHE-MN Sponsorship Chair,

Angela Stoltz angela.stoltz@childrensmn.org

For question on the ACHE-MN Fall Conference & Meeting contact the Events Chair,

Chelsey Doepner  cdoepner@ucare.org


Crowne Plaza Minneapolis
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441 United States