2024 Annual Leadership Conference

2024 Annual Leadership Conference

Nov. 04 - 06, 2024


About This Event

Children's Hospital Association's Annual Leadership Conference is the premier conference for children's hospitals' senior executives. This exclusive member event connects senior executive, administrative, strategy, finance, nursing, and physician leaders from children’s hospitals and health systems to network, share knowledge, and learn together.

The 2024 Annual Leadership Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas. Registration will open in August.

Conference themes

Advocating for children’s hospitals

  • Accelerating the use of data and information in telling the “children’s hospitals” story.
  • Collaborating with state leaders, payers, and the community to impact child health.
  • Strengthening the brand and differentiating the role children’s hospitals and health systems serve in local, state, and regional markets.
  • Protecting not-for-profit hospitals and health systems.

Building a behavioral health system of care

  • Investing in preventive and upstream work.
  • Strengthening and expanding the workforce.
  • Implementing evidence-based models.
  • Cultivating sustainable funding.
  • Collaborating with non-traditional and/or multi-sector partners.

Advancing workforce solutions

  • Cultivating a culture of inclusion and belonging.
  • Evolving care models and staffing alternatives to improve well-being and health outcomes among employees, caregivers, patients, and families.
  • Leveraging automation and AI to create efficiencies to address workforce shortages.
  • Deploying innovative strategies to drive recruiting, retention, and outcomes for a multi-generational workforce.

Embracing innovation and change

  • Implementing digital solutions that meet customer expectations and improve the patient and family experience.
  • Leveraging data to drive decisions and advance patient outcomes.
  • Identifying and reducing health disparities to promote health equity.
  • Fostering multi-sector partnerships to advance health outcomes for children.

Sustaining and improving cost position

  • Optimizing operational efficiencies and reducing costs.
  • Leveraging data to drive decisions to reduce costs and advance patient outcomes.
  • Collaborating across finance, operations, and patient care to improve efficiency and cost position.
  • Adapting care models to address workforce shortages and improve access.

Visit the 2023 Annual Leadership Conference website to access resources, view presentations and learn more about last year's conference.

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