Malcolm MacEachern Symposium 2011

 
John Bluford, Award Recipient, Forecasting Panel
 
Patty Riskind, alum ’97 presenting award to John Bluford
 
Prof. Ed Hughes, Forecasting Luncheon after receiving the Honorary Membership in the Health Enterprise Management Alumni Association from Patty Riskin, alum ’97
     
 
Phyllis Breit, Assistant to Prof. Hughes and Mrs. Ed Hughes – Forecasting Panel
 
Brad Buxton(BTB) congratulating Prof. Ed Hughes, Award Recipient, the Honorary Membership in the Health Enterprise Management Alumni Association
 
Award Recipients: Prof. Hughes and John Bluford
     
 
Patty Riskin, alum ’97, award recipients; Prof. Ed Hughes, John Bluford and David Dranove, PhD and Walter J. McNerney Professor of Health Enterprise Management, Kellogg
 
Reactor Panel: Moderator: Joel Shalowitz, MD, Clinical Professor of Health Industry Management; Director of the Health Industry Management Program, Carole Redding Flamm, MD, MPH, Executive Medical Director, Clinical Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Michael Maves, MD, CEO American Medical Association, Professor Lawton R. Burns, Professor and Chair of Healthcare Management, The Wharton School
 
Professor Lawton R. Burns, Professor and Chair of Healthcare Management, The Wharton School
     
 
Michael Maves, MD, CEO American Medical Association
 
2011 MacEachern Symposium, Henry Allen, Jr., Sr. Attorney for Advocacy, American Medical Association speaking on “Accountable Care Organizations and Antitrust”
 
Carole Redding Flamm, MD, MPH, Executive Medical Director, Clinical Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield
     
 
Michael Maves and Prof. Rob Burns
 
Reactor Panel ready for lunch
 
McCormick Auditorium MacEachern Symposium Audience
     
 
James Drury, Assistant Director-Kellogg Health Enterprise Management
 
2011 MacEachern Symposium Luncheon Allen Center Atrium
 
David Dranove posing question at 2011 MacEachern Symposium
     
 
Dr. Glenn Steele, Jr., President and CEO, Geisinger Health System – “The Geisinger Model: Innovating from the Inside”
 
2011 MacEachern Symposium Tribune Auditorium
 
Sg2 and Modern Healthcare Luncheon & Forecasting Panel, Michael Sachs(SG2), Kathryn McDonald(Center for Health Policy, Stanford), Kenneth Kaufman(Kaufman, Hall & Associates), Brad Buxton(BTB Associates)
     
 
Forecasting Panel: Moderator Joseph Carlson(Modern Healthcare)
 
John Bluford, President and CEO Truman Medical Centers – Forecasting Luncheon
 
Prof. Ed Hughes, Kellogg – Forecasting Luncheon
     
 
John Bluford, Recipient of the 2011 Laura Jackson Health Enterprise Management Achievement Award – receiving award from Patty Riskind, Alum ‘97
 
Lawton Burns
 
David Dranove, Ignagni, Hughes, Burns
     
 
At the Break: Sangeeta Vohra, , Senior Lecturer & Academic Director, Health Enterprise management program speaking with participants
 
Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans
 
Michael Sachs(SG2), Kathryn McDonald(Center for Health Policy, Stanford), Kenneth Kaufman(Kaufman, Hall & Associates), Brad Buxton(BTB Associates)
     
 
Reactor Panel; Joel Shalowitz, Carole Redding Flamm, Michael Maves
 
Reactor Panel, Joel Shalowitz, Carole Redding Flamm, Michael Maves, Rob Burns
 

Accountable Care Organizations Featured

Once again the James L. Allen Center was the venue for the 2011 Malcolm MacEachern Symposium.

This year the symposium focused on what the health reform legislation will mean for the wider healthcare community, with a special focus on Accountable Care Organizations.

The symposium was well attended by Kellogg alums, students, Feinberg faculty and staff as well as representatives from the healthcare industry. It was great to hear the positive feedback from attendees and to feel the excitement and energy in the room.
Our dynamic speakers included:

  • Professor Lawton R. (Rob) Burns, Ph.D, MBA, the James Joo Jin Kim Professor and Chair of the Healthcare Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Rob is also the Director of Penn’s Center for Healthcare Management and Economics.
  • Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, based in Washington DC.
  • Henry S. Allen Jr., Senior Attorney for Advocacy for the American Medical Association. Allen is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s law school and Kellogg, where he teaches the health law course.
  • Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, Ph.D, the President and CEO of Geisinger Health System (GHS), a physician-led system in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, with headquarters in Danville


If you weren't abe to make it this year, don't miss it in May, 2012(date TBA). Look for registration in March of 2012. Register early. Limit to number of attendees.

Malcolm T. MacEachern, M.D. was a legendary figure in healthcare management and in the drive to improve the standards of quality in medical care delivery. A physician from Canada, Dr. MacEachern joined the staff of the American College of Surgeons in the 1920s to head up their quality improvement efforts. After 30 years of championing high clinical quality standards, in 1954 the healthcare field developed the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations – the national accrediting body for hospitals in the United States, Dr. MacEachern also devoted himself to training students in the hospital administration program (now Kellogg’s Health Enterprise Management Program), which he founded in 1943 at Northwestern, the oldest accredited program in the nation and the first to establish itself in a business school. Dr. MacEachern wrote the very influential book Hospital Organization and Management in 1935, which in various editions, served as the standard textbook for hospital administration for over 30 years. Dr. MacEachern died in 1956. His students/graduates started the Malcolm MacEachern Lecture in 1976 in his honor, which under the leadership of Prof. Edward Hughes the lecture evolved in 1983 into a full day Symposium. In 1961, the alumni had previously endowed a lecture given at a national meeting during the annual convention of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the 30,000 member professional society for hospital executives.