PHM Focus

Schedule at a Glance


Panel Members:

Mark Wietecha, MS, MBA - CEO, Children’s Hospital Association
Kathy Gorman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC - EVP and COO, Children’s National Health System
Jay Berry, MD, MPH - Boston Children’s Hospital


The Race from Illness to Wellness - Will hospitals (and hospitalists) be a speed bump or highway?

The transformation of healthcare to a system that promotes wellness rather than illness requires dramatic changes. Now more than ever, healthcare providers need to build connections outside their own discipline, institution, and region in order to achieve this result. This panel will discuss their own experience with building communities, transforming care, and explore strategies to lead the race to wellness.



At the end of this panel discussion, the learner will be able to...


  • Evaluate changes needed to transform healthcare to a system that promotes wellness rather than illness.
  • Discuss national collaborations to improve the health of hospitalized children both in clinical care and research.
  • Identify key aspects to creating partnerships that actually achieve results.
  • Formulate a plan to build connections at your home institution to improve care and transitions.