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Health Evolution Summit

An invitation-only retreat of health care leaders
Next Summit: April 14–16, 2021

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

Our cross-industry leaders are influential changemakers who lead and drive the industry, setting the bar for others to follow. Leaders know the Summit as an opportunity to foster peer-to-peer connections that drive meaningful change. Each spring we support our community of CEOs and C-suite executives from health plan, health system and life science organizations, as well as leading health care innovators and select policy makers as they come together in their efforts to create a high quality and efficient health care system based on prevention, affordability, access, equity and outcomes for people and their communities.


SUMMIT REPORT

The Summit report highlights key takeaways and video insights from our time in Laguna. The 2019 Summit convened a cross-section of prominent health care CEOs and leaders who opined, debated and shared their diverse perspectives on the forces shaping one-fifth of the U.S. economy. Invariably, their interactions forecast and shape the health care industry’s transformation.


Upstream Investment for Downstream Health


Host: Paul Tufano, Chairman & CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas; Partner Committee

Discussion Leaders:
Mandy Cohen, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Lloyd Dean, CEO, CommonSpirit Health
Steve Nelson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare

A Perspective: The State of the Industry



Nancy-Ann DeParle, Partner & Co-Founder, Consonance Capital; Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy under President Obama, in discussion with Gail Boudreaux, President & CEO, Anthem Inc.; Catalyst Circle; Confab Chair

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Discussion Leaders

  • Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD
    Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD Principal Deputy Commissioner
    FDA
  • Bruce Broussard
    Bruce Broussard President & CEO
    Humana
  • Alice Chen
    Alice Chen Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning and Chief of Clinical Affairs
    California Health and Human Services
  • Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD
    Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • David Cohen
    David Cohen Senior Executive Vice President
    Comcast Corporation
  • Steve Corwin, MD
    Steve Corwin, MD President & CEO
    NewYork–Presbyterian
  • Francis deSouza
    Francis deSouza President & CEO
    Illumina
  • Joaquin Duato
    Joaquin Duato Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee
    Johnson & Johnson
  • David Feinberg, MD
    David Feinberg, MD VP, Google Health
    Google
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, MD
    Rushika Fernandopulle, MD Co-Founder & CEO
    Iora Health
  • Peter Fine
    Peter Fine President & CEO
    Banner Health
  • Mark Ganz
    Mark Ganz CEO
    Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Pat Geraghty
    Pat Geraghty President & CEO
    Guidewell & Florida Blue
    Summit Chair
  • Jason Gorevic
    Jason Gorevic CEO
    Teladoc
  • Eric Hargan
    Eric Hargan Deputy Secretary
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Patrice Harris, MD
    Patrice Harris, MD Immediate Past President
    American Medical Association
  • Dan Hilferty
    Dan Hilferty President & CEO
    Independence Health Group
    Summit Chair
  • Rod Hochman, MD
    Rod Hochman, MD President & CEO
    Providence Health & Services
  • David Holmberg
    David Holmberg President & CEO
    Highmark Health
  • Karen Ignagni
    Karen Ignagni President & CEO, EmblemHealth
    Former CEO, AHIP
  • Omar Ishrak
    Omar Ishrak Chairman & CEO
    Medtronic
  • Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
    Larry Jameson, MD, PhD Dean, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • John Kao
    John Kao Founder & CEO
    Alignment Healthcare
  • Vinod Khosla
    Vinod Khosla Founder
    Khosla Ventures
  • Wright Lassiter, III
    Wright Lassiter, III President
    Henry Ford Health System
  • Paul Markovich
    Paul Markovich President & CEO
  • Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
    Mark McClellan, MD, PhD Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy & Robert J. Margolis, M.D., Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy
  • Larry Merlo
    Larry Merlo President & CEO
    CVS Health
  • Bernd Montag
    Bernd Montag CEO
    Siemens Healthineers
  • Farzad Mostashari, MD
    Farzad Mostashari, MD Founder & CEO
    Aledade
  • Felicia Norwood
    Felicia Norwood EVP & President, Government Business Division,
    Anthem Inc.
  • Peter Orszag
    Peter Orszag Managing Director & Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard
    Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • Terry Shaw
    Terry Shaw President & CEO
    Adventist Health System
  • Tom Skelton
    Tom Skelton CEO
    Surescripts
  • Andy Slavitt
    Andy Slavitt Chairman, United States of Care
    Former Acting Administrator, Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Summit Chair
  • Mark Smith, MD
    Mark Smith, MD Founding President & CEO
    California Health Care Foundation
    Summit Chair
  • Steve Udvarhelyi, MD
    Steve Udvarhelyi, MD President & CEO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Andrea Walsh
    Andrea Walsh President & CEO
    HealthPartners
  • Gene Washington, MD
    Gene Washington, MD Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University
    President and CEO, Duke University Health System
  • Dave Wichmann
    Dave Wichmann CEO
    UnitedHealth Group

The Venue

Summit 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, Spa Treatments and Surf Lessons.