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Speaker Spotlight – Jim Rice

Governance Session: Crisis to Collaboration: Practical Insights to Make Lemonade from Lemon Board Meetings

Wednesday, September 25

2:15 - 3:45 PM

Promenade Ballroom

Speaker - Jim Rice

Jim Rice

Jim Rice has over 40 years of experience within the US health sector and has worked in over 35 countries to strengthen their health financing, management, and governance systems. At Gallagher Integrated, a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher, he is responsible for helping clients enhance the effectiveness of their governance strategies and structures, as well as enabling more physician leaders to engage in modern leadership and governance processes. Jim’s work ranges from consulting academic medical centers and large health systems to Critical Access Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Systems.

He was President of The Governance Institute in San Diego and a senior officer actively involved in building the Allina Health system in Minnesota. Dr. Rice has lived in Russia, managing a large health system reform program in the mid-90s, and recently led a $200 million USAID project to strengthen the leadership and governance of health systems in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Dr. Rice holds master's and doctoral degrees in management and health policy from the University of Minnesota. He has received the University of Minnesota School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award; a National Institute of Health Doctoral Fellowship; a US Public Health Service Traineeship in Hospital Management; a Bush Leadership Fellowship at Stanford and the National University of Singapore; and the American Hospital Association’s Corning Award for Excellence in Hospital Planning. He is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Dr. Rice has worked in over 35 countries and was recently Project Director in a large $200 million USAID-funded project serving countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Dr. Rice holds faculty positions at The Strathmore School of Business, Nairobi, Kenya; The Advance Institute for Health Services Management in Prague, the Czech Republic; and Co-Founded the International Health Leadership Programme in The Judge School of Business, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. He has lectured at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, South Africa; The Thunderbird International School of Management in Arizona; Cornell University; The School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley and Harvard University. He serves on several governing boards, including the International Advisory Board for Children’s HeartLink, an organization committed to building cardiac care capacity in South East Asia; Crescent Cove, a respite and hospice service coordinator for children facing life-limiting illnesses; The International Advisory Board for the Notre Dame School of Law Religious Liberty Initiative; The Behavior at Work Collaborative (BAWC); One Heart Health that innovates in pediatric digital stethoscopes and AI for pediatric heart health; IntraHealth; and the Minnesota International NGO Network (MINN).

Mock Board Meeting 2024: Crisis to Collaboration

Practical Insights to Make Lemonade from Lemon Board Meetings

Do you ever leave board meetings feeling like your time and talents could be better utilized? Do you wonder how to transform frustrating situations into opportunities for collaboration and effective decision-making?

You're not alone! Many healthcare district board members share these concerns. That's why we're hosting a unique mock board meeting experience designed to address these challenges head-on.

What to Expect:

  • Interactive Simulation: Participate in a realistic board meeting simulation highlighting common pitfalls and communication breakdowns.
  • Expert Insights: Learn proven strategies for improving board dynamics.
  • Actionable Takeaways: Walk away with practical tools and techniques to enhance engagement, foster collaboration, and make the most of your valuable time.

This session is perfect for:

  • Board members seeking to improve their effectiveness and contribution
  • Healthcare district leaders looking to foster a more positive and productive board culture
  • Anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of board dynamics and governance
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