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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

Next Conference will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020

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.

March 19, 2020

June 17, 2020

September 16, 2020

December 9, 2020

Matthew F. McNulty Award & Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon

To Be Rescheduled After COVID-19 Crisis at Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD. John Colmers, SVP, Health Care Transformation & Strategic Planning, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and 45+ outstanding employees from area healthcare facilities will be honored.

The McNulty Award and Employees of the Year Award Luncheon was held March 7, 2019. Michael M. Barch, Chief Operating Officer & Principal, Heuro; HCNCA Board Chair Emeritus, was the 20th recipient of this award. Dean Teague, President & CEO, Calvert Health, HCNCA Board Chair and George B. Wilkes, III, HCNCA Board Chair Emeritus nominated Mr. Barch to receive this 2018 award based on his extraordinary integrity, service, and accomplishments over the span of his career. They were honored to be able to nominate their friend and exceptional leader who has devoted his life to innovation in healthcare.

Employees from participating healthcare facilities received the "Employee of the Year Award." This was the seventh Employee of the Year Event sponsored by the Healthcare Council, recognizing 45 outstanding employees who contributed to extraordinary efforts in creating efficiencies, improving processes and contributing to customer satisfaction.

Divisional Meetings:

Behavioral Health Divisional Group

CONTACT: Bevin Merles, Regional Director of Mental Health Services – Baltimore, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Facility Managers Division

CONTACT: (Interim): Mark Mininberg, President, Hospital Energy

HR Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Mary Jo Schweickhardt, VP
Human Resources, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

IT Divisional Meeting


Patient Experience Divisional Group

CONTACT: Takiya Reavis- Benjamin, Director - Patient Experience, Mary Washington Healthcare

Pharmacy Group Meeting

CONTACT: JoAnn Neufer, Pharmacy Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine – Sibley Memorial Hospital

Physicians Management Meeting

CONTACT: Darmita Wilson, COO – Providence Physicians Services, Providence Hospital

Population Health Division

CONTACT: Contact: Marta Perez, VP Population Health, Adventist HealthCare System

Quality Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Derdire Coleman, President, DCAHQ (DC Association of Healthcare Quality)

Rehab Division Meeting

CONTACT: Srilekha Reddy Palle, Director Rehabilitations Services, Inova Alexandria Hospital

Supply Chain Division

Meetings held under MASHMM umbrella
CONTACT: Mark Steppling, President of MASHMM

Volunteer Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Roxanne Holston, Division Chair

Young Health Care Professionals Divisional Meeting

CONTACT: Crystalle Bortnick, Sr. Project Administrator,
Johns Hopkins Medicine – Community Division

Past Events

2019 Awards Luncheon

Noelle Deckelbaum, eReceivables, with Steve Hayward, VP, Strategic Accounts, NCA Shared Services

Les Pitton, HCNCA President & CEO, (center) with Fred Cecere, Ascella Health and Stephen Passalacqua, Care Logistics

Takiya Reavis-Benjamin, Mary Washington Healthcare, greets Jill Tipton, Healthcare Council

Healthcare Executives meet and greet during registration and networking time

Kelvin Martin, Doctors Community Hospital, checks the program for the day

Joe Ross, former Healthcare Council board member with Tawana Nottingham, TRA Medical Supply and HCNCA board member

Andrea Giaquinto, Asbury Methodist Village-Kindley and Keith Ballenger, Adventist HealthCare Home Health

Blair Eig, M.D. and Denise Cunningham, Holy Cross Hospital

Vida Bethea, Mary Washington Healthcare

Traci Kodeck and Elsie Goodwin, HealthCare Access Maryland

Les Pitton, President & CEO, Healthcare Council, gives opening remarks

Dean Teague, President, Calvert Health and HCNCA Board Chair, calls meeting to order

Meagan Fitzgerald, NBC Universal, Guest Host, welcomes attendees

Ann Roda, Chaplain/Vice President of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care, Adventist HealthCare, gives Invocation

Queenie Plater, Vice President, Human Resources, Johns Hopkins Medicine Community Division, shares the readings of the Employees of the Year narratives

Paul Hagens, Vice President, Human Resources, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, shares the readings of the Employees of the Year narratives

Meagan Fitzgerald, Les Pitton and Dean Teague ready to present the Employee of the Year Awards

Robin Newton, M.D. shares her experiences of working with Mike Barch at DC General

George Wilkes, III speaks about working with Mike Barch on HCNCA’s board for a number of years

Joan Lewis gives background on knowing and working with Mike Barch and his being deserving of this award

Mike Barch accepts Matthew F. McNulty, Jr. Award, the Council’s highest honor

Michael Barch receives standing ovation

Vincent Keane, Unity Health Care, congratulates Michael Barch

Lou Damiano, M.D., Holy Cross Health, offers Michael Barch his congratulations

Justin Barch, Les Pitton, Robin Newton, M.D., Mackie Barch, Michael Barch, Joan Lewis, Dean Teague and George Wilkes, III

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