Crain's Cleveland Health Care Forum Returns To The NEW Center

May 16, 2018

Join us at this year’s HCF where you’ll hear from some of the region’s top health care executives as they discuss the current health care environment in NE Ohio.

WHAT: 2018 Crain’s Cleveland Healthcare Forum: Wellness in the Workplace

WHERE: The NEW Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM


Dr. Bernard Boulanger, executive vice president and chief clinical officer, MetroHealth

William Considine, CEO, Akron Children’s Hospital

Tom Strauss, president and CEO, Sisters of Charity Health System

Dr. Theodoros N. Teknos, president and scientific officer, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Dr. James B. Young, chief academic officer, Cleveland Clinic; professor of medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; George and Linda Kaufman Chair, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Cleveland Clinic

PRESENTATION: “Building a Culture of Health in the Workplace”

Dr. Brent Pawlecki, chief health officer, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Dr. Brent Pawlecki’s responsibilities at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. include global health strategy, providing leadership for Goodyear’s medical clinics, fitness facilities, health benefits, health improvement and wellness programs, Employee Assistance Programs and health-related emergencies. During his tenure, Goodyear received the Platinum level of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award from the National Business Group on Health. Prior to his current role, he was the corporate medical director at Pitney Bowes, overseeing all health-related issues for the organization, including the Pitney Bowes’ award-winning corporate clinics, wellness programs and absence management department, and he served as the chief HIPAA privacy officer. Pawlecki received the 2015 Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award, recognizing his career focused on developing and promoting workplace health programs. He is involved with numerous organizations, including the National Business Group on Health, National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care.

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Advancing wellness: How – and why – employers should take the lead”

Jim Ellis, executive VP and managing director, Integrated Wellness Partners

Dr. Francoise Adan, medical director of UH Connor Integrative Health Network; Christopher M. & Sara H. Connor Master Clinician In Integrative Health; assistant professor CWRU University Hospitals

Donald Ford, chief medical officer of Better Health Partnership, board-certified family physician, Cleveland Clinic

This panel discussion will touch on such issues as: what creating a culture of wellness really means; trends in workplace healthy living initiatives; evaluating wellness within an organization and creating attainable benchmarks; why an employer should care; and how an employer’s traditional and nontraditional benefit programs can be used to promote wellness in the workplace — and in the community overall.

CASE STUDY: “A new model of health care”

Dr. Eric Miller, board certified family medicine physician, regional medical director, Paladina Health

Monica Trusley, senior vice president, strategic accounts, Oswald

Paladina Health is a Denver-based primary care outfit making an entrance in Ohio with the goal of disrupting the patient-doctor relationship. At its core, the Paladina model revolves around the concept that a doctor with a smaller caseload can take better care of patients — and ultimately lower an employer’s health care spend by focusing on prevention rather than utilization. Locally, it has worked with both Lincoln Electric and Akron Public Schools.

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