Westin Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Improving the Profitability of Your Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC
This exclusive orthopedic, spine and pain management-focused ASC conference brings together surgeons, physician leaders, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve your ASC and its bottom line and how to manage challenging clinical, business and financial issues.
- 103 sessions
- more than 135 speakers
- great keynotes by Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K) and Geoff Colvin as well as keynote panels led by Brad Gilbert and Forrest Sawyer
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Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K)
Head Men's Basketball Coach, Duke University and Winningest Coach in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball History
As head coach of the Duke Blue Devils for over 30 years, Basketball Hall of Famer coach Mike Krzyzewski has made a career of motivating people both on and off the court. Affectionately known as "Coach K," Krzyzewski coached both the 2008 and 2012 U.S. men's national teams to back-to-back gold medals in the Olympics. During his tenure as the head coach of Team USA, Coach K amassed an astounding 62-1 and returned U.S. men’s basketball to dominance on the world stage.
During his tenure at Duke, Coach K has led his team to 4 NCAA Championships, 11 Final Fours, 13 Atlantic Coast Conference championships and an NCAA-record 12 30-win seasons. Coach K has amassed an NCAA-record 79 tournament victories while averaging more than 25 wins per season. On November 15, 2011, Krzyzewski led Duke to a 74–69 victory over Michigan State at Madison Square Garden to become the winningest coach in NCAA Division I men's basketball history. Krzyzewski's 903rd victory surpassed the previous record of 902, held by his former coach, Bob Knight.
Prior to coaching at Duke, Coach K spent five years building the men's basketball program at his alma mater, West Point. On November 17, 2000, he earned his 500th win at Duke with a triumph over Villanova. That night, the fabled floor of Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium was dedicated as Coach K Court.
These accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. In all, Coach K has been named National Coach of the Year 12 times in 8 different seasons. He was named Coach of the Decade for the 1990s by the NABC and was the second recipient of the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award. In 2001, Coach K was one of three members inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, with the presentation made by his college coach Bob Knight.
Krzyzewski received another prestigious honor in 2001, being named "America's Best Coach"—all coaches, any sport, any level of play—by TIME magazine and CNN. "No college hoops coach has won more in the past two decades," wrote Josh Tyrangiel of TIME "and Krzyzewski has accomplished all this with a program that turns out real-deal scholar athletes-kids who go to class, graduate and don't mind telling everyone about it."
In 2011, Sports Illustrated named Krzyzewski its Sportsman of the Year. In 2009, Sporting News also named Krzyzewski one of the 50 greatest coaches in any sport of all time.
Krzyzewski also has an impressive resume as a best-selling author including Leading with the Heart which reached The New York Times best seller list in 2000. His two most recent books Beyond Basketball: Coach K’s Keywords for Success, released in 2006, and THE GOLD STANDARD; Building a World-Class Team, released in 2009, were co-authored by his youngest daughter, Jamie Spatola
Senior Editor-at-Large, FORTUNE Magazine and Author, Talent is Overrated
Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today's most significant trends in business. As FORTUNE’s Senior Editor-at-Large, he has become one of America's sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the infotech revolution, and related issues. As anchor of Wall Street Week with FORTUNE on PBS, he spoke each week to the largest audience reached by any business television program in America.
Colvin’s groundbreaking bestseller Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everybody Else received the Harold A. Longman Award for Best Business Book of the Year and has been published in a dozen languages. Charlie Rose says it is “spectacular” and “fascinating.” Daniel H. Pink calls it “profoundly important.” Donald Trump calls it “enlightening” and “inspiring.” Colvin’s book The Upside of the Downturn: Ten Management Strategies to Prevail in the Recession and Thrive in the Aftermath was named the best management book of the year by Strategy + Business magazine.
Directorship magazine has named Colvin one of the 100 most influential figures in corporate governance.
As a speaker, Colvin has engaged hundreds of audiences on six continents. He is also a skilled on-stage interviewer whose subjects have included Jack Welch, Henry Kissinger, Richard Branson, the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Steve Case, Ted Turner, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and many others. He is the regular lead moderator of the Fortune Global Forum, and he serves as moderator for the International Business Leaders Forum in London.
Colvin is one of America's preeminent business broadcasters. He is heard daily on the CBS Radio Network, where he has made over 10,000 broadcasts and reaches seven million listeners each week. He has appeared on Today, The O’Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, Squawk Box, CBS This Morning, ABC's World News, CNN, PBS's Nightly Business Report, and dozens of other programs.
A native of Vermillion, South Dakota, Colvin is an honors graduate of Harvard with a degree in economics and has an M.B.A. from New York University.
American tennis coach, television tennis commentator, author and former professional tennis player
Brad Gilbert is a former professional tennis player, world-renowned tennis coach and analyst for ESPN. Born in Oakland, California, Gilbert was a successful collegiate tennis player and reached the finals of the NCAA championship for Pepperdine University in 1982. He joined the professional tour that same year and went on to win 20 ATP top-level singles titles throughout his career.
Gilbert’s most successful year on the tour was in 1989 when he beat iconic players such as Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Michael Chang and Stefan Edberg. He played in Davis Cup tournaments from 1986-1993 and compiled a 10-5 record with a 7-1 record on hard courts and carpet. In 1988 he captured a bronze medal in the men’s singles competition at the Olympic Games in Seoul. His fierce style of play and tactical mental approach kept him near the top ten rankings for over ten years.
Upon retiring from professional tennis in 2004, Gilbert turned to coaching. From 1994 to 2002, he coached Andre Agassi to six Grand Slam titles and his first ever #1 ranking. Agassi has since described him as ‘the greatest coach of all time’. In 2003 Gilbert went on to coach Andy Roddick, who under his leadership, won the 2003 US Open and also achieved his first #1 ranking. Upon parting ways with Roddick, Gilbert began working with Scottish player Andy Murray who quickly moved up the rankings to reach a career high #8. Gilbert and Murray parted ways in 2007.
Gilbert is the best-selling author of Winning Ugly, an instructional book geared towards recreational tennis players to help improve their mental game. In 2005 he released his second book, I’ve Got Your Back, in which he describes his coaching methods and what it takes to win under extreme pressure – on and off the court.
Gilbert has served as a tennis analyst for ESPN since 2004, covering major tournaments such as Wimbledon, the US Open, the French Open and Davis Cup play. He resides in San Rafael, California, with his wife and three children.
American broadcast journalist, founder of FreeFall Productions, co-founder of Ampere Life Sciences and advisor and board member of Edison Pharmaceuticals
Forrest Sawyer has had a diverse career, first as one of America’s most respected television journalists, and more recently as an entrepreneur in innovative health care.
Mr. Sawyer is today an advisor and board member of Edison Pharmaceuticals, the world leader in the study of mitochondrial disease. He is also a co-founder of Ampere Life Sciences, a newly launched company developing medical and functional foods targeting antioxidant deficiencies. In addition to unique research and development programs, both companies are building innovative communication platforms.
As a journalist, Mr. Sawyer has over 24 years of experience reporting from around the world. He is a veteran of ABC, CBS, and MSNBC. He has anchored the ABC magazine programs Day One and Turning Point, as well as World News Sunday, and Good Morning America. For a decade Mr. Sawyer was the primary replacement anchor on ABC’s Nightline.
Mr. Sawyer is the founder of FreeFall Productions, an award-winning documentary production company. He has reported documentaries for ABC News, MSNBC, Frontline and the Discovery Networks. His work includes the acclaimed documentary Return to the Ia Drang, which for the first time brought United States veterans back to a critical Vietnam battlefield to meet their one-time enemies. And in Kosovo, Forrest documented from the battlefield the controversial deployment of Apache helicopters that resulted in the only American casualties of war.
Mr. Sawyer is a veteran war correspondent, having reported on every United States action over the past two decades. In 1990 and 1991 he spent eight months covering the Gulf War, scoring numerous exclusives from Baghdad to Saudi Arabia to Iran; including reports from inside Kuwait City before it was liberated by coalition forces.
His world travels include reports from the Oklahoma City terrorist attack, a report from inside KGB headquarters on the Lee Harvey Oswald Soviet intelligence file, and the attempted coup of Manuel Noriega in Panama. Mr. Sawyer’s work has carried him throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Over the course of two decades as a national journalist, Mr. Sawyer has reported extensively on the impact of human activity on the environment. His reports have included an examination of deforestation in the Amazon; water issues in the Everglades; a week-long Discovery Television series on increased tornado and storm activity; and several reports on climate change.
Mr. Sawyer has had numerous honors during his career, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, seven National Emmy Awards, two Sigma Delta Chi Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Associated Press Award, an Ohio State Award, an Ark Award and two American Psychological Association Awards.
Mr. Sawyer has a Master of Education degree from the University of Florida, as well as extensive post-graduate work in environmental science. His Bachelor of Arts degree, also from the University of Florida, is in Eastern philosophy and world religions.
Corporate Partner - VMG Health
VMG Health is recognized by leading healthcare providers as one of the most trusted valuation and transaction advisors in the United States. VMG's experience is unparalleled and their credentials are unmatched. Whether circumstances call for a comprehensive valuation, the sale or acquisition of a facility, or joint-venture development assistance, VMG Health offers a unique and in-depth understanding of the relationships, requirements and business issues that surround today's healthcare facilities. Along with performing hundreds of ASC valuations each year, VMG maintains the most comprehensive database on ASC financial benchmarking statistics. VMG's annual benchmarking study, the Intellimarker, provides decision makers with real information to measure and improve the value of their centers. For healthcare organizations seeking to grow, maximize profitability or form new relationships, having a partnership with financial experts who thoroughly understand the value drivers in today's healthcare industry is absolutely essential. www.vmghealth.com
Corporate Partner - Surgical Care Affiliates
SCA's vision is to be the partner of choice for physicians, hospitals, and health systems in developing and operating ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals across the country and in enhancing hospital-based surgical departments. SCA owns and/or provides management services to 145 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,000 physicians and in affiliation with 30 health systems across the country. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.
Laser Spine Institute - Corporate Partner and Note Pads Sponsor
Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Through minimally invasive spine surgery, Laser Spine Institute is expanding healthcare options for patients and is helping them achieve a better quality of life. Laser Spine Institute treats a variety of spinal conditions, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, bone spurs, bulging/herniated discs, scoliosis and sciatica. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Laser Spine Institute employs nearly 600 health professionals at its four regional surgical centers in Tampa, Fla., Scottsdale, Ariz., Philadelphia and Oklahoma City. For more information, visit http://www.laserspineinstitute.com.
Keynote Sponsor - National Medical Billing Services
NMBS is a national revenue cycle management company with a sophisticated, boutique-like approach to operational delivery and client service. The company focuses solely on servicing ASCs and their affiliated surgeons. NMBS’ team of professionals provides industry insights, education and data analytics to help clients overcome industry challenges to improve financial performance. For more information, visit www.nationalascbilling.com.
Conference At-A-Glance and Lanyards Sponsor — Eveia Health Consulting & Management
As experts in business operations analysis and reimbursement methodologies, Eveia Health Consulting & Management specializes in ASC and surgical contract negotiations and serves as a Managed Care Contracting Manager to its clients. Naya Kehayes, MPH, is the founder and managing member of Eveia Health Consulting & Management. For more information, please visit www.eveia.com.
Room Key Card Sponsor - Facility Development and Management
Facility Development & Management, LLC delivers a state-of-the-art facility for our clients. We perform feasibility assessments, craft business plans, arrange sources for legal support and funding and apply for all business and regulatory licenses. During development, we coordinate architectural and construction meetings and arrange for all purchases to ensure a smooth building process culminating with a fully operational center. FDM is capable of providing ongoing administration, billing and fiscal operations. We guide the center to achieve superior quality performance and cost effectiveness through established best practices. Our years of experience in the healthcare arena enable us to assist you with any aspect of developing or managing your center. For more information visit www.facdevmgt.com.
USB Drive Sponsor - Merritt Healthcare
Merritt Healthcare was founded in 2001, focusing on ASC development, management and advisory services. Our staff has come from backgrounds in healthcare, nursing, real estate development & corporate finance. Merritt differentiates itself as an owner operated firm committed to direct Principal involvement in all aspects of development and management. In developing our facilities our mission is to perform surgical procedures in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner and to help our partners maximize value from the operation of their outpatient facility. Merritt strives to achieve the highest levels of physician and patient satisfaction and we pride ourselves in accountability and performance. Our Advisory services are focused on delivering maximum value to our clients. Whether it is providing operating guidance or business development initiatives, we are committed to exceeding expectations. For more information, visit www.merritthealthcare.com.
Thursday Evening Reception Sponsor - United Surgical Partners International, Inc.
United Surgical Partners is your trusted partner in short-stay surgical facilities. With over 200 facilities in the United States and abroad, we have extensive experience in managing successful centers. Founded on the three-way joint-venture model (hospital-physician-management company), over 60 percent of our facilities are owned with local not-for-profit health systems along with our physician partners. Partnering with USPI provides management strength with individual attention to your facility. For more information, visit www.uspi.com.
Conference Tote Bag Sponsor - MediGain
MediGain and ASC Billing Specialist, LLC have joined forces to provide ASCs with the best full-service, Revenue Cycle Management solution available. The industry leading Accounts Receivable Management you've been getting from ASC Billing Specialists is now enhanced with the full-service, Revenue Cycle Management solutions of MediGain. Out-of-network, or in-network, we've proven to clients across the country that we can get your ASC more money, faster. Our proprietary strategies enable our ASC clients to get the reimbursements they deserve. If you are one of the premier ASCs in your area, you should have THE premier ASC Billing Specialist working for you. Click here or call 888-244-4754.
Mobile Application Sponsor - SurgeryPartners
Surgery Partners is the industry leader in managing, developing and acquiring single and multi-specialty ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). Whether you are interested in selling a portion of your existing ASC, or are interested in building a new facility, we can help you provide high-quality care, make better decisions, grow your revenue and improve your bottom line through our proven expertise. As your partner, we dedicate a team to help your ASC grow and prosper, while assuring the best outcomes for surgeons and patients alike. Through innovation, flexibility and a customer-centric approach, we are passionate about enabling our physician partners to provide the best possible experience and outcome for their patients. For more information, visit www.surgerypartners.com
Symbion Healthcare — Bottled Water Sponsor — Silver Sponsor
Symbion is a leading operator of short-stay surgical facilities. Through its ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, Symbion provides patients with high-quality surgical services across a number of specialties while delivering exceptional value to its physician and hospital partners. Symbion's network has grown to include more than 63 short-stay surgical facilities across 27 states. In each of its locations, the company works to create a highly efficient, quality-focused environment designed around the needs of both patients and physicians. For more information visit www.symbion.com.
Interventional Management Systems - Mobile Phone Charging Station - Silver Sponsor
Interventional Management Services is a physician-owned Ambulatory Surgery Center management and development company. IMS provides management services to Ambulatory Surgery Centers with a physician-focused strategy. Centers managed by IMS range from small, one-room, single-specialty ASCs to large, multi-specialty, physician- hospital joint ventures. With corporate offices in Atlanta, IMS has affiliate Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Georgia, Florida and New Mexico, and continues to expand throughout the country.
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Sports bottle sponsor - SourceMedical
SourceMedical is the leading provider of outpatient information solutions and services, collectively serving more than 2,300 ASCs and surgical hospitals nationwide. Its unique end-to-end systems improve operational efficiency and cash flow while empowering healthcare facilities to deliver a higher standard of patient care. SourceMedical’s solutions strengthen and enhance overall clinical, financial and administrative processes. SourceMedical continues to invest in research and development to maintain its leadership position with innovative products including electronic health records and other services that satisfy the specific requirements of this unique market. Visit SourceMedical online at www.sourcemed.net.