Cedar - Cedar CEO Council

Cedar CEO Council

FEB 24-26, 2025 | NAPA VALLEY, CA

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An off-the record retreat that serves to foster an environment where health system CEOs are free to share best practices, tackle their shared challenges, and ideate around new opportunities to drive innovation and transformation within their organizations.

2024 RECAP
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This is not a conference or sales event.

The CEO Council is an off-the record retreat that serves to foster an environment where health system CEOs are free to share best practices, tackle their shared challenges, and ideate around new opportunities to drive innovation and transformation within their organizations.

Each unique CEO Council consists of 20-25 health systems CEOs who are strategically recruited to join this cohort of like-minded leaders. This event offers significant time for attendees to bond over small group discussion, dinners, and through a series of unique curated activities offered by the Cedar team. Accommodations, activities and meals are all covered by Cedar. Spouses are welcome and encouraged to join all social events, including dinners and curated activities.

Click below to view a recap of our 2024 event.

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Example Schedule

  • Monday, February 24th

    3:30pm
    Conference Registration

    4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Opening Sessions

    6:00pm – 7:00pm
    Networking Reception

    7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Dinner

    Monday, February 24th
  • Tuesday, February 25th

    8:00am – 9:00am
    Breakfast

    9:00am – 2:00pm
    Conference Sessions

    2:00pm – 5:00pm
    Curated Networking Activities

    6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Reception and Dinner

    Tuesday, February 25th
  • Wednesday, February 26th

    8:00am – 9:00am
    Breakfast

    9:00am – 11:00am
    Conference Sessions

    11:00am
    Departures

    Wednesday, February 26th
Monday, February 24th
Tuesday, February 25th
Wednesday, February 26th

Gain strategies to build organizations of the future:

Improving the patient financial experience can drastically improve overall financial conditions for health systems and significantly contribute to the bottom line. Sessions will focus on measuring and understanding the ROI of patient engagement initiatives.
Conference sessions will cover diverse topics including the macroeconomic environment, the impact of generative AI and in the healthcare space, navigating increased competition from disruptive market entrants, and lessons in leadership and change management.
Explore the emerging technology behind the connected healthcare financial ecosystem, bringing together providers, payers and financial institutions to enhance the patient financial experience and improve health system finances.
2024

CEO Council Speakers

2024 Attendees

Jeff Alter

Sound Physicians

Peter Banko

Centura Health

David Berger

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Bill Gassen

Sanford Health

Rafael Cartagena

North American Partners in Anesthesia

Sunny Eappen

The University of Vermont Health Network

Ngozi Ezike

Sinai Health System

Greg Feirn

LCMC Health

Michael Gentry

Kettering Health Network

Marc Gorelick

Children's Hospital & Clinics Of Minnesota

Kreg Gruber

Beacon Health System

Hollie Harris Phillips

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Debbie Hayes

The Christ Hospital Health Network

Paul Hiltz

NCH Healthcare System

Loy Howard

Tanner Health System

Tom Jackiewicz

University of Chicago Medicine

Rob Jay

Scion Health

Dave Jevsevar

OrthoVirginia

William Kenley

AnMed Health

Robert Krayn

Talkiatry

Omar Lateef

RUSH

Matt Logan

Self Regional Healthcare System

David Lubarsky

UC Davis Health

Mary Mannix

Augusta Health

Bruce Meyer

Allegheny Health Network

Andy Mueller

MaineHealth

Janice Nevin

ChristianaCare Health System

Derek Newell

NextCare Urgent Care

Yogin Patel

ApolloMD

Tushar Ramani

Wasif Rasheed

Providence

Cliff Robertson

Saint Francis Health System

Candice Saunders

Wellstar Health System

Vic Schmerbeck

Emerus

Steve Shapiro

Keck Medicine of USC

Dan Woods

El Camino Hospital System

Michael Young

Temple University Health System