Forward-thinking and practical insights for today’s healthcare leaders

Ascendient’s team of experts are top speakers in the healthcare industry, known for their provocative and forward-thinking presentations that equip audiences with a roadmap for navigating the ever-changing healthcare landscape. Whether you need a speaker for a board of directors meeting, healthcare association gathering, or other influential audience, Ascendient’s team delivers informative, timely, and practical insights to executive audiences on topics including:

  • Transformation
  • Transforming Payment
  • Transforming Care Delivery
  • Transforming Primary Care
  • The Maryland Fixed Payment Model
  • Physician/Provider Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Healthcare Industry Trends
  • Community Health Needs Assessments
  • Merger, Acquisition and Affiliation: Trends, Benefits and Consequences
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“Clinical Reconfiguration in the Transformation Era: A Successful Case Study” SHSMD Connections 2019. Nashville, TN. September 11th, 2019

September 11, 2019

“Observations on Women in Healthcare Leadership.” Invited Speaker. 2018 HPM Women in Healthcare Leadership Symposium, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, January 26, 2018.

January 26, 2018

“CON Research and Impact Analysis.” Invited Speaker. North Carolina Hospital Association Winter Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 15, 2017.

February 15, 2017

“Healthytown USA: Transforming Payment and Care Delivery.” North Carolina Hospital Association Summer Meeting, Pinehurst, North Carolina, July 14, 2016.

July 14, 2016

“Welcome to Healthytown USA.” Webinar. North Carolina Hospital Association, December 3, 2015.

December 3, 2015

“The Maryland Model – Strategic Considerations for a Fixed Payment System.” Webinar. North Carolina Hospital Association, October 8, 2015.

October 8, 2015

“Consolidation in Healthcare.” Guest Lecture. The University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, “Survey of Issues in Health Care Management,” Tuscaloosa, Alabama, October 29, 2012.

October 29, 2012

“Community Health Needs Assessment: Why Just Checking the Box Isn’t Enough.” Invited Speaker. Carolinas Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 2012.

October 1, 2012

“Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA): A Case Study of a Practical Approach.” Webinar. Healthcare Financial Management Association, June 2012.

June 19, 2012

“Medical Staff Planning: A Strategic Approach.” Forum for Healthcare Strategists: Physician Strategies Summit, Orlando, Florida, February 2012.

February 4, 2012

“A Statistical Analysis of Arguments For/Against Certificate of Need.” Carolinas Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development Fall Conference, Asheville, North Carolina, December 8, 2011.

December 8, 2011

“Joint Planning for Health Manpower in Growth Communities.” Association of Defense Communities, Norfolk, Virginia, July 2011.

July 15, 2011

“FHA/HUD’s Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program: Determining Financial Feasibility.” Webinar. Healthcare Financial Management Association, July 2011.

July 1, 2011

“Key Considerations for Physician Planning.” Invited Speaker. Carolinas Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 2011.

May 28, 2011

“Prioritized Physician Planning in a Reformed Industry.” Forum for Healthcare Strategists: Physician Strategies Summit, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 2011.

February 3, 2011

“Forging the Future: What Makes Strong Small and Rural Hospitals?” Invited Speaker. The Duke Endowment Small & Rural Hospital Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 9, 2010.

November 9, 2010

“A View from the Health Planner’s Perspective.” Invited Speaker. Third Southeastern Health Planning Symposium, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 2010.

March 5, 2010