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The focus of our existence is education: CEO Luncheons, divisional meetings, seminars and conferences, which are the primary focus for our educational activities. CEO’s, Board Chairs and other Executives are invited to attend regularly scheduled meetings focusing on strategically important issues. Divisions composed of department heads and department specialist address managerial trends and concerns and frequently draw upon the expertise of our Associates for presentations

HCNCA/Premier Fall Conference

October 25, 2017

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Board/CEO Meetings

The Board for the Healthcare Council and the Shared Services Board meet four times each year to review the strategic direction of the organization. The Board consists of Provider and Payor Executives.

June 21, 2017

September 20, 2017

December 5, 2017

Employee of the Year & Matthew F. McNulty Award Luncheon

The McNulty Award and Employees of the Year Award Luncheon was held March 9, 2017. Kevin J. Sexton, Former President & CEO, Holy Cross Health, was the 18th recipient of this award. Judith Rogers, President, Holy Cross Hospital, nominated Mr. Sexton to receive this 2016 award based on his belief that the number one job of a health care CEO is to embrace an inspirational mission and achieve clear focus throughout the organization on a strategy or plan to accomplish that mission. He inspired seasoned leaders as well as new employees. He mentored leaders in the organization and in the community in integrating mission and margin in focused, strategic and sustainable ways and he led by example. He embraced the legacy of the founding Sisters of the Holy Cross in ways that expanded and enlivened their vision of responding to community need, nurturing partnerships and valuing diversity.

Employees from participating healthcare facilities received the "Employee of the Year Award." This was the fifth Employee of the Year Event sponsored by the Healthcare Council, recognizing outstanding employees who contributed to extraordinary efforts in creating efficiencies, improving processes and contributing to customer satisfaction.

Michael J. Chiaramonte – Honorary Chair

After a 30 year career in hospital administration, health system development, and physician practice operations, Mr. Michael Chiaramonte serves as President & CEO of Michael J. Chiaramonte & Associates. He also serves as President of two other corporations which he owns; the Colony South Hotel & Conference Center and the Rehabilitation Centers of Southern Maryland. Mr. Chiaramonte is the former President of MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, and the founder of the Southern Maryland Healthcare System and served as President of all non-hospital entities between 1996 and 2007. Mr. Chiaramonte holds a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Marketing from James Madison University. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Implementing Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. He has served on two gubernatorial appointed commissions for statewide healthcare initiatives, the Maryland Health Quality Council's Health Disparities Workgroup and the Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Access. He is a founding member and former chairman of the Greater Prince George's Business Roundtable and serves on the boards of the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Foundation. He is a past trustee of The Healthcare Council.

Divisional Meetings:

CFO Roundtable

CONTACT: Camille Bash, CFO, Doctors Community Hospital

CMO Executive Forum

CONTACT: Lawrence Rammuno, M.D., CMO, Sibley Memorial Hospital

COO Roundtable

CONTACT: Kevin Mell, Vice President Operations, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

HR Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Paul Hagens, VP, Human Resources, Doctors Community Hospital

IT Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Nathan Read, Senior Director, IT, George Washington University Hospital

Nurse Executive Leadership Forum

CONTACT: Healthcare Council, 301-731-4700

Pharmacy Group Meeting

CONTACT: Ursula Tachie Menson, BS, PharmD, Chief, Division of Pharmacy Services,
Children’s National Health System, BS, PharmD

Quality Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Derdire Coleman, 202-724-8831,

Rehab Division Meeting

CONTACT: Gerilynn Connors, BS, Clinical Manager, Respiratory Care Outpatient Services

Supply Chain Division

Meetings held under MASHMM umbrella
CONTACT: Christopher Holmes, Manager of Supply Chain,
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System,

Volunteer Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Roxanne Holston, Manager,
Volunteer Services & Senior Connection Dept. Providence Hospital

Facility Managers Division

CONTACT: Tom Blount, Director Facilities Management, Adventist Healthcare – Central Campus

Past Events

2017 Awards Luncheon

For individual photos of Employee of the year recipients and their narratives, see Special Edition Newsletter (PDF) »





Paul Hagens, Doctors Community Hospital; Denise Keys, Holy Cross Health and Forest Read, Jackson Lewis

Waymon Armstrong, EEO, ECS, Inc. with Lynn Welch and Randy Marrible, EMS, LLC

Alicia Brill, George Washington University Hospital and Ken Cohen, PhD, The Synergy Group

Denise Keys and Norvell Coots, Holy Cross Health, checking out the day’s program.

Julie Keese, Ann Coppersmith and Matthew Lukasiak, Holy Cross Health

Lynette Godhard, Adventist Healthcare Home Care Services and Mary Williams, Premier Inc.

Kim Russo, George Washington, with Kristen Feliciano and Judith Rogers, Hospital

Tammy Woodfork and Wanda Watlington, Ft. Washington Medical Center

Rob Grange and Elizabeth Kotroba, Adventist Healthcare Physical Health & Rehabilitation Hospital

James Thomas, Sibley Memorial Hospital; Tom Peacor and Ron Flowers, Roberts Oxygen and Robert Jewell, Sibley Memorial Hospital

Scott Belzelos, M.D., Michelle Vassallos and Ann Marie Madden, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Roxanne Holston, Providence Hospital, checks out the day’s events

Alison Arnott and Joanne Miller, Sibley Memorial Hospital

Keon Stevenson, Dixon Hughes Goodman with Teresa Burke Wright and Katherine Soppett, Jackson Lewis

Jacob Carrr and Conan Dixon, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Adam Schmidt, United Medical Center and Julian Walker, Fukuda Denshi

Les Pitton, President, HCNCA, opens the meeting

Michael Chiaramonte, President, Chiaramonte & Associates, welcomes everyone and gives background on the Employee of the Year Award.

Robby Brewer, Lerch, Early & Brewer and HCNCA Legal Counsel, gives background on the McNulty award

Hercules Pinkney, PhD, Board Chair, Holy Cross Health and Judith Rogers, PhD, President, Holy Cross Hospital, speak about and introduce Kevin Sexton, recipient of the McNulty Award

Kevin Sexton, former President, Holy Cross Health (Hospital) accepts the Matthew F. McNulty, Jr. Award

Standing ovation for Kevin Sexton

Standing ovation for Kevin Sexton

Joan Lewis, American Hospital Association; Les Pitton, HCNCA; Kevin Sexton, Hercules Pinkney and Judith Rogers, Holy Cross Health (Hospital)

Holy Cross Health attending board and executive staff

25 of the 33 Employee of the Year Award Recipients.

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