HealthTrust University Conference Attracts Record Number of Healthcare Leaders, Exhibitors, and Education Experts

HealthTrust Performance GroupSM, a leading healthcare performance improvement organization, reported record engagement on the part of members, suppliers, and subject matter experts during the recently concluded HealthTrust University (HTU) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the conference theme, “Playing to Win: Aligned for Success, Optimizing Outcomes,” the exclusive event featured three general sessions, member and supplier recognition awards, top-tier keynote speakers, a special luncheon for first-time attendees and new members, opportunities for personal and professional development, 380 exhibitors, and top-name entertainment. HealthTrust executives and leading experts in healthcare and supply chain emphasized best practices to optimize outcomes for patients and communities served by HealthTrust member organizations.

Approximately 3,500 attendees participated in the conference that took place July 17-19 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. HTU featured expert insights and proven solutions to pressing issues including labor shortages, shift of care trends, and value acceleration. More than 100 subject matter experts led education sessions—most with Continuing Education credits—and micro-sessions covering topics on oncology and biologics, value analysis, purchased services, and more. Throughout the three-day event, attendees discussed healthcare innovation, shared best practices, and networked with peers.

Six organizations: United Surgical Partners International (USPI), Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, HCA Healthcare Mountain Division, Scripps Health, and WellSpan Health were presented with prestigious Member Recognition Awards. Franciscan Alliance was named Outstanding Member for collaboration with physicians, business leaders, and clinical stakeholders to drive change and attain value through HealthTrust contracts and parallel services. “This year’s recipients demonstrated outstanding performance and made exceptional contributions to the patients, caregivers, and communities they serve,” said David Osborn, HealthTrust Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Sales. “Considering the talent within this membership, it is extremely impressive for these organizations to rise to the top.”

HealthTrust Chief Operating Officer, Michael Berryhill, presented Supplier of the Year Awards in four categories. Agiliti, Insight Direct USA, Meitheal Pharmaceuticals, and Merck were the recipients of the awards. “We appreciate the assistance and transparency of these suppliers in light of the inflationary pressures, shortages and disruptions in the healthcare supply chain, and acknowledge their contributions to strengthening providers’ resilience in serving their patients and communities,” said Berryhill.

Featured speakers at the conference were J.J. Watt, former All-Pro defensive end for the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals; Alex Banayan, author of the bestselling business book, The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers; Carla Harris from Morgan Stanley; Pamela Barnum, expert on speaker and body language; and communication and culture expert, Hannah Ubl.

In his remarks to attendees, HealthTrust President and CEO, Ed Jones, shared his perspective on the conference theme in light of global pressures on the healthcare supply chain. “To me, Playing to Win is about solving problems; about optimizing every dimension of performance, and attaining superior value and pricing without sacrificing quality,” Jones said. “During the three-day conference, the formula for winning was a central topic across all educational sessions and keynote speakers.”

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