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Join AzHHA at its 2022 Annual Leadership Conference October 19-21, 2022. After two years of putting the conference on pause to focus on the pandemic response, we will meet at the majestic Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson. The AzHHA Annual Leadership Conference brings together healthcare executives, trustees, thought leaders, legislators and community partners from across the state for two days of education and networking.

Keeping up with the latest developments in healthcare is an integral part of leadership roles. And there’s no better forum to do so than at AzHHA’s Annual Leadership Conference, at which like-minded professionals come together to learn about challenges and opportunities, discuss issues and build relationships with peers.


Wednesday, Oct. 19

8:50 a.m. Golf at the Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club - Tee times begin at 8:50 a.m.
2 p.m. Sponsor Exhibit Hall Opens
2:30-4:30 Registration Open
3:00-4:30 Clinical Panel Discussion - in development
3:30-5:00 Trustee Session - Private equity at the Board level; what does this mean to you? 
Panel session speakers include:
Moderator: Jeffery Adler, CEO, iProtean
Governance Expert: Laura Orr, CEO, Forward Governance Consulting
Hospital and Healthcare Expert: speaker information coming soon
5:00 Sponsor Exhibit Hall Closes
6:00-7:00 Sponsor Reception by invitation only


Thursday, Oct. 20

7:30 a.m. AzHHA Board Breakfast
8:00-9:00 AzHHA Board Meeting
8:30 Sponsor Exhibit Hall Opens
8:30-10:00 Registration Open / Sponsor Networking
10:00 Welcome and Opening Session
10:15 How to Lead Teams During Any Crisis, Challenge, or Change
Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret)
11:05 Cyber Security Preparedness
John Riggi National Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk, American Hospital Association
12 p.m. Lunch and Salsbury Award Presentation
1:15 Breakout session: Hospital Finance and Reimbursement
AHCCCS updates and Social Determinants of Health Closed Loop Referral System
Kristen Challacombe, AHCCCS
Melissa Kotrys, Contexture
1:15 Breakout session: Health Equity
Speaker information coming soon
1:15 Breakout session: Healthcare Workforce
The Arizona Wellbeing Collaborative for Health Professionals: Building a Framework for Sustainable Improvement
Mark Carroll, M.D.
Jasleen Chhatwal, MBBS, MD, FAPA
2:15 Breakout session: Hospital Finance and Reimbursement
Arizona Market Update from The Hertel Report
Jim Hammond, Hertel Report
2:15 Breakout session: Health Equity
Health Equity and Maternal Health
Speaker information coming soon
2:15 Breakout session: Healthcare Workforce
Employer Brand Strategy: A Contemporary Approach to Talent Acquisition and Union Avoidance
Jay Kuhns, Vice President, Strategic Planning, IRI Consultants
Joe Clees, Founding Shareholder, Oagletree Deakins law firm
3:30 General Session Panel Discussion
Hospitals Against Violence Human trafficking: our role in prevention, intervention and survivorship
4:45 Adjourn / Sponsor Exhibit Hall Closes
5:30-7:00 Networking Reception


Friday, Oct. 21

7:45 a.m. Sponsor Exhibit Hall Opens
7:45-8:45 Breakfast and Roundtable Discussions with Title and Platinum Sponsors
9:00 Annual Meeting
9:30 General Session: Federal Landscape
10:45 Why Healthcare Leadership Matters
Thom Mayer, MD
12:30 p.m. Adjourn / Sponsor Exhibit Hall Closes


Presentation times are subject to change as we work to finalize the agenda.



A breathtaking desert sanctuary located in a lush 100-acre desert garden at the foothills of the magnificent Santa Catalina Mountains, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort captures the spirit, beauty and culture of the Southwest’s Sonoran Desert. Newly renovated guestrooms offer private terraces, breathtaking views of the area, and every creature comfort. Room Block Closes: September 15th, 2022

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Title Sponsor





Platinum Sponsors
Adaptive Workforce Solutions Platinum Sponsor     AB Staffing Solutions          

Gold Sponsors

Contexture - Gold sponsor        COPIC - Gold Sponsor       Kitchell logo - Gold level sponsor

USACS logo - Gold sponsor        Vaya Workforce - Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Bank of America - Silver Sponsor        HSC logo - silver sponsor        
Sound Physicians - Silver Sponsor


Become a 2022 AzHHA Leadership Conference Sponsor and have a greater ability to reach hospital and healthcare industry leaders at AzHHA’s Annual Leadership Conference. Download Sponsorship Prospectus.

Conference App

Coming soon! Download the Conference App to view the agenda, learn more about our speakers and interact with us during the conference.


Questions about the conference may be directed to [email protected]