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2nd Annual C-Suite Leadership Conference


Date: 5/10/23 – 5/11/23


Registration fees:     

     $225  – NDHA Member 1st registrant                  |                    $400 – Non-Member 1st registrant
     $175 – NDHA Member 2nd + registrants            |                    $300 – Non-Member 2nd + registrants

Meeting Location:
Bismarck Event Center, Prairie Rose 104 (upper level)


May 10, 2023

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
The Power of Inclusive Benefits

Presented by: Gary Abernathy, Marsh McLennan Agency
Content: In Glassdoor’s 2020 Diversity Hiring Survey, more than three out of 4 job seekers and employees (76%) report that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers. If your organization’s benefits offerings are not perceived as inclusive, you may be missing out on talent or failing when it comes to retention. As well as being a part of benefits offerings, inclusive benefits can be a key metric for empowering and establishing an actionable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

The New Politics and Policy of American Healthcare: Preparing to Succeed in The Era of Transparency

Presented by: Katy Talento, AllBetter Health
Content: Drawing on her 20 years of experience in Washington, crafting White House health care policy and negotiating bipartisan legislation in the Congress, Katy will describe the current trends among the policymakers and chasers of care driving the redesign of the business of health care. A data scientist by training and policy and political practitioner, Katy will share the polling, economics, and pain points shaping future policy affecting American hospitals and other industry actors. A champion for innovative business models and market reforms based on value and transparency, she uses humor and data to describe how and why we have arrived at this point of bipartisan disruption. Finally, Katy will provide insight into how health care organizations can succeed and even drive the health care of the future through courage, confidence, and leadership.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
NDHA Legislative Update & More!

Presented by: Tim Blasl, Melissa Hauer, Aaron Brennan, and Pam Cook, NDHA


May 11, 2023

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Rural Emergency Hospital Designation – A Deep Dive

Presented by: Ralph Llewellyn, Eide Bailly LLP
Content: Rural emergency hospital (REH) is a new Medicare provider designation established by Congress through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The intent of an REH is to prevent rural hospital closures, reduce health disparities and preserve access to outpatient care services in rural communities that may not be able to sustain a full-service hospital. Attend this presentation for an overview of the REH designation, updates on what is being found in analyzing the potential impact for providers in multiple states and regions, and the opportunity to ask questions about the conversion process.

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
2022 CAH Financials

Presented by Tim Blasl, NDHA and Darrold Bertsch
Content: This session will review the results of the 2022 Financial Analysis of the North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). The presentation will highlight changes that have taken place over the past 10+ years of the study, and provide a comparison of revenue, contractual, and expense trends.  Comparisons of CAHs located in the western part of the state versus those located in eastern North Dakota will also be shared.



May 10 - 11 2023


1:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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