Who We Are

The Summit: April 10-12, 2019

An Invite-Only Retreat of Industry Leaders

Candid discussions. Big minds. Real impact.

Health Evolution Summit is an invitation-only gathering that engages leaders of companies deeply involved in the transformation of health care. CEOs, C-suite executives, innovators, policymakers and investors from across health care services, IT and life science convene for the Summit’s intimate environment to candidly debate ideas, build relationships and inspire creative solutions essential to the industry’s future.


The Community

  • 84% CEOs, Chairmen, Presidents, Founders, C-Suites in Innovation, Strategy & corporate venture, heads of investment funds or heads of federal policy agencies
  • Exclusive participation limited to the most senior leadership across the health care industry
  • 67% Alumni return rate
  • 36 states represented at 2017 Summit. Global participation included Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Taiwan and the United Kingdom

Past Speakers

  • Peter OrszagPeter OrszagManaging Director & Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard
    Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • Karen DeSalvo, MDKaren DeSalvo, MDFormer Assistant Secretary for Health
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Stefano PessinaStefano PessinaExecutive Vice Chairman & CEO
    Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Sir Andrew WittySir Andrew WittyCEO
    GlaxoSmithKline
  • Ken FrazierKen FrazierChairman & CEO
    Merck & Co
  • Sue Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPHSue Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPHCEO
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Stephen J. HemsleyStephen J. HemsleyCEO
    UnitedHealth Group
  • Mark BertoliniMark BertoliniChairman & CEO
    Aetna Inc.
  • Joe SwedishJoe SwedishChairman, President & CEO
    Anthem, Inc.
  • Toby Cosgrove, MDToby Cosgrove, MDPresident & CEO
    Cleveland Clinic
  • Penny Wheeler, MDPenny Wheeler, MDPresident & CEO
    Allina Health System;
    Summit Chair
  • Bernard J. TysonBernard J. TysonChairman & CEO
    Kaiser Permanente
  • John H. Noseworthy, MDJohn H. Noseworthy, MDPresident & CEO
    Mayo Clinic
  • David Feinberg, MDDavid Feinberg, MDPresident & CEO
    Geisinger Health System
  • Steve Klasko, MDSteve Klasko, MDPresident & CEO
    Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • J. Craig Venter, PhDJ. Craig Venter, PhDCo-founder, Executive Chairman & CEO
    Human Longevity Inc.

The Venue

Summits Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is the perfect location for the Health Evolution Summit. The resort is perched atop a seaside bluff with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and miles of sandy beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel continues to redefine guest experiences by creating distinctive, unforgettable and epic memories. With a reimagined personality and playful approach to California luxury, the resort captivates guests from the moment of arrival with its awe inspiring location. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego along the coast of Dana Point, guests discover a surfside retreat that awakens the senses with its unique beachfront setting and remarkable service heritage.

Retreat Activities

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Laguna is an incredible destination to relax and think big. Wellness, recreation and scenic activities include: Beachfront Golfing, Cycling, Group Running, Open Water Sailing, Meditation, Paddle Boarding, Yoga, Boxing, Spa Treatments and Surf Lessons.