Who We Are

Health Evolution Summit

An invitation-only retreat of influential CEOs from across the industry
Next Summit: April 6–8, 2022
Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel & Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach

Candid discussions. Big minds. Real impact.

Health Evolution Summit is an invitation-only gathering that engages leaders committed to the transformation of health care. CEOs from health system, health plan, and life science organizations, as well as select policymakers, convene in an intimate environment to candidly debate ideas, build relationships and inspire creative solutions essential to the industry’s future.

      • Rosalind BrewerCEO,
        Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
      • Bruce BroussardPresident & CEO,
      • Liz Fowler, PhDDeputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
      • Kim KeckPresident & CEO,
        Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
      • Richard MerkinFounder, President & CEO,
        Heritage Provider Network

The Community

Health Evolution’s influential leaders from across health care convene at the Summit to develop connections to peers who seek to drive meaningful change. CEOs and C-suite executives from health system, health plan, and life science organizations, as well as leading health care innovators and select policy makers collaborate to envision and create health care system based on prevention, affordability, access, equity and outcomes for people and their communities.

Precautionary Protocols

We are committed to convening a safe and meaningful Summit this coming April. Similar to our experience gathering together this past August, we will once again put in place a strong set of precautionary protocols for all participants. We will continue to refine our protocols as needed to reflect the latest guidance from the CDC, state, and local health officials. Our precautionary protocols include the following steps:

    • We will require all participants to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and show proof of vaccination to attend the Summit this year.
    • We will also require all attendees to take a Covid test prior to arrival and share their negative test result in order to complete registration on site.
    • Similar to last year, seating for our indoor sessions will be spaced out to enable physical distancing.
    • We will once again make the Summit as outdoor-oriented as possible, with all main stage sessions simulcast on outdoor monitors and available on our virtual platform for attendees to participate from anywhere on campus. Likewise, a number of the social events will take place in the spectacular outdoor settings that our two hotels in Laguna offer.
    • We will communicate expectations about attendees wearing masks at indoor gatherings prior to the Summit to ensure we adhere to the latest state and local health department guidelines.

View from Washington: Lessons Coming out of Covid

Andy Slavitt, former Senior Advisor to the Biden Administration, COVID Response, in discussion with David Brailer, MD, Executive Chairman, Health Evolution

A Perspective on Health Equity (and More) with Greg Adams

Greg A. Adams, CEO and Chairman of Kaiser Permanente, in discussion with Mandy Cohen, MD, former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

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Past Discussion Leaders

  • Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD
    Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD President, Clinical Research Business, Verily; former Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA
  • Bruce Broussard
    Bruce Broussard President & CEO
  • 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
  • Francis deSouza
    Francis deSouza President & CEO
  • Joaquin Duato
    Joaquin Duato Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee
    Johnson & Johnson
  • David Feinberg, MD
    David Feinberg, MD Incoming CEO, Cerner
  • Rushika Fernandopulle, MD
    Rushika Fernandopulle, MD Co-Founder & CEO
    Iora Health
  • Peter Fine
    Peter Fine President & CEO
    Banner Health
  • Mark Ganz
    Mark Ganz Retired CEO
    Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Pat Geraghty
    Pat Geraghty President & CEO, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue and GuideWell Group, Inc.
  • 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;
    Health Evolution Leadership Committee
  • Dan Hilferty
    Dan Hilferty 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
  • 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;
    Chair-Elect of AHA
    Health Evolution Leadership Committee
  • 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
  • Felicia Norwood
    Felicia Norwood EVP & President, Government Business Division,
    Anthem Inc.
  • Peter Orszag
    Peter Orszag CEO, Financial Advisory, Lazard
  • Terry Shaw
    Terry Shaw President & CEO
    Advent Health
  • Tom Skelton
    Tom Skelton CEO
  • Andy Slavitt
    Andy Slavitt Senior Advisor to the Biden Administration, COVID Response
  • Mark Smith, MD
    Mark Smith, MD Founding President & CEO, California Health Care Foundation;
    Health Evolution Leadership Committee
  • Steve Udvarhelyi, MD
    Steve Udvarhelyi, MD President & CEO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Andrea Walsh
    Andrea Walsh President & CEO
  • 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