Healthcare Anchor Network members presented the first of its kind session on the movement to adopt an anchor mission of healthcare at the American Hospital Association’s Leadership Summit in July. Powerful presentations by health system CEOs from RWJBarnabas Health, ProMedica, and Gundersen Health discussed how they have engaged with the culture of their institutions to reflect and prioritize anchor mission work.
The Advancing the Anchor Mission of Healthcare session leaders also discussed important policies and practices that health systems have adopted to move in the anchor institution direction, and highlighted institutional efforts and challenges to reconcile scale, place and equity. Session speakers were Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and CEO of RWJBarnabas Health; Randy Oostra, President and CEO of ProMedica; and Dr. Jeff Thompson, CEO Emeritus of Gundersen Health System. Ted Howard, President and CEO of The Democracy Collaborative, moderated.