Closing session | Nov. 5 – 7

Verizon Executive Education Center, Roosevelt Island, Manhattan

Sunday, Nov. 5

Noon – 1 p.m.

Welcome back buffet lunch and opening comments

1 – 4:30 p.m. 

Financial acumen


Drew David Pascarella, Senior Lecturer of Finance, SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

When you make decisions without financial skills, you are unable to evaluate their impact on the well-being of your organization. All members of healthcare organizations, in administrative or clinical roles, must have a basic understanding of their organization’s financial drivers.

The first half of our session will focus on understanding and analyzing financial statements. Participants will assess the financial state of affairs of a healthcare business by reviewing and analyzing their income statement, cash flow and balance sheet. Then we’ll shift to understanding and estimating shareholder value.

Participants will be introduced to valuation methodologies and learn how to apply these techniques to estimate the value of a range of healthcare companies to better understand the key drivers behind that value.

6 p.m.

Dinner on your own in NYC

Monday, Nov. 6

8:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Competitive strategy/positioning for advantage


Vrinda Kadiyali, PhD, Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management and Professor of Marketing and Economics, SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Hospitals and health systems face intense competitive pressures. Survival means implementing effective business strategies that maximize efficiency and control costs; attract patients, physicians and other healthcare professionals; and build a strong, trusted reputation in the community. This session offers business strategies to manage profitability and address issues that arise from implementing these strategies.

Noon – 1 p.m.


1 – 4:30 p.m.

The critical decision-making advantage


Michelle Duguid, PhD, Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Decision-making and problem-solving skills are indispensable to leadership success in all roles and industries — including healthcare. Participants in this interactive session will identify traits of effective decision-makers, uncover the barriers to optimal problem-solving and develop an understanding of how to overcome these barriers as a way for individuals, groups and organizations to produce well-reasoned, compelling solutions to complex organizational challenges.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Capstone project fair and reception

Throughout The Academy you will apply your learning to a self-directed capstone project that addresses an issue specific to your organization. This comprehensive approach provides a valuable return on investment by applying solutions developed in the classroom to a real challenge — completing a project that can be applied within your organization.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 7

9 – 11:30 a.m.

Conversations on leadership


John B. McCabe, MD, Professor, Chair Emeritus, Upstate Medical University (moderator)

Kristen Mucitelli-Heath, Senior Vice President, Population Health and Advocacy, St. Joseph’s Health and St. Peter’s Health Partners

Joseph M. Tasse, FACHE, Healthcare Consultant

Sandra R. Scott, MD, Executive Director, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Helen Arteaga Landaverde, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

During this panel discussion, hospital leaders will share their strategies to address pressing issues and sustain their organizations’ mission.

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Closing remarks and certificate ceremony

Boxed lunches will be available.