ANNUAL FALL CXO EVENT: Leading Healthcare into the Future

November 12, 11:30am, PST - 6:00pm, PST

1065 La Avenida Street
Mountain View


Non-member Price: 

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Hear how healthcare CxOs will face challenges in the near term and how technology will impact their roles and their organizations relative to:

  • changing reimbursement models
  • value based purchasing
  • EMR implementation and the resulting workflow changes
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • meaningful use
  • care coordination

The presentations and panel discussion will include:

  • a look into Telehealth by at CTO of a leading tele-health solution provider
  • a payor’s perspective as it relates to clinical technology innovation
  • the challenges faced by a Chief Nursing Officer
  • a CIO’s perspective on the technology impacts of mergers, de-mergers and acquisitions.  

Presenters include:

  • Lee Domanico, CEO of Marin Healthcare District and Marin General Hospital

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  • Judi Binderman

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  • Richard Hutsell, VP & CIO, Daughters of Charity Health System

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  • Eric Saff, CTO of Healthspot, a major telehealth solution provider

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  • Jukka Valkonnen, VP Clinical Innovation, Blue Shield of California

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Speaker details below.

Pre-Registration (through November 11):

Members/affiliated groups    $60
Non-members                     $80
Students                            $30

Walk-in Registration (November 12):

Members/affiliated groups    $100
Non-members                     $120
Students                              $40




11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Registration/Check-in

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Presenters & Panel Discussions

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Networking Happy Hour & Microsoft Innovation Center


Speaker Bios

Lee Domanico

Lee Domanico
Chief Executive Officer
Marin Healthcare District and Marin General Hospital

Veteran healthcare executive Lee Domanico has successfully reorganized and managed major hospital-based healthcare systems nationwide.  Domanico is widely regarded for his ability to establish “patient-centric” environments and for leveraging innovative technology to increase profitability. 

Since 2008, Domanico has served as CEO of the Marin Healthcare District where he led the acquisition and initial operations of Marin General Hospital.  He obtained 35M unsecured debt to finance operating company infrastructures, followed by 80 million in working capital to support initial operations.  In the past year he has led the hospital to profitability, assumed management of two additional hospitals, established a multi-specialty medical foundation, and implemented multiple physician joint ventures.

Prior to this role, he was CEO of Legacy Health System (LHS) in Portland, Oregon, one of the largest healthcare systems in the Northwest with five hospitals, 2,700 physicians and 8,500 employees. At LHS, Domanico was recruited to restore operational stability and profitability and, in less than two years, installed a recovery plan, completely restructured the management team, reversed a $9M annual loss to an annual profit gain of $28M and grew LHS’s market share from 27% to 30+%. 

Before joining Legacy, Domanico was CEO of El Camino Hospital where he created a strategic plan that paired technology-rich management systems with innovative patient-centric programs to improve and enrich the patient experience. As a result, he erased a substantial financial loss and posted the largest profit ever in 2002 and continued to increase profits to record levels in each successive year. During his tenure as CEO, El Camino also received numerous awards for quality, service and innovation including AHA's Quest for Quality Finalist Award and the prestigious Nursing Magnet Award 

Prior to El Camino, Domanico was Senior Vice President for Tenet Healthcare in Los Angeles where he was credited with the turnaround of USCHospital and with planning and executing the largest healthcare bankruptcy turnaround in history (Tenet's Pennsylvania Region) and was voted Philadelphia Business Leader of the Year in 1999. Prior to the Philadelphia "rescue", Domanico was successful as Tenet's Southern California Vice President of Operations and as CEO of University Hospital at USC, where he earned the Tenet CEO Circle of Excellence award.

While serving on the Illinois Hospital Association's Board of Directors, Domanico successfully accomplished landmark healthcare initiatives for serving underserved and underinsured populations. Additionally, he was a key member of the Governor's Task Force on Health Care Reform during his tenure as CEO of Columbus-Cabrini Health System in Chicago. Domanico's earlier executive management roles were as COO of Alexian Brothers Hospital in the Chicago area and CEO of Delta Memorial Hospital in Antioch, California.

Domanico holds a BS degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from StanfordUniversity where he received a full academic scholarship. He is a published authority on hospital-based healthcare management and is well respected for his innovative and collaborative approach to opportunity capture.

Lee Domanico and his wife, Mariko Blouin, live in Mill Valley, California.


Sheila AntrumSheila Antrum, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Executive Director
Patient Care Services
University of California San Francisco Medical Center

Sheila Antrum is the Chief Nursing Officer and Executive Director of Patient Care Services at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. She has overall responsibility for nursing practices within the organization, including UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus and Mount Zion, Home Care, and Ambulatory Services.  Her responsibilities also include Pharmacy, Perioperative Services, Patient Transition Management (i.e. Case Management, Social Work), Respiratory Care Services, Adult Clinical Nutrition Services, and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics. 

Sheila is an integral member of the UCSF Medical Center executive leadership team, responsible for planning and implementation of key Medical Center priorities and initiatives.  In collaboration with physicians, pharmacy, information technology, and other key stakeholders, Sheila led a major house-wide initiative to facilitate the transition to an integrated, electronic environment.   

Sheila restructured the decision-making process within the Department of Nursing to the existing shared governance structure.  This reorganization facilitated improved communication, empowered nurses to have a voice in their professional practice, and focus on continually improving patient and nursing care outcomes.  Under her direction UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital achieved the prestigious Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in September 2012. 

Prior to her current position, Sheila was Chief of Ambulatory Operations at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, where she was responsible for operations, quality and fiscal management of all medical group and hospital-based clinics, including facilities, resource scheduling and ambulatory clinical system deployment. She has worked as a staff nurse and intensive care nurse at some of the nation’s leading hospitals including the University of Michigan, Yale University Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and UCSF Medical Center.

Sheila received her Master of Health Services Administration at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, MI, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Hampton Institute in Virginia. She has delivered a multitude of university and nursing forum lectures, and served on a variety of committees and taskforces, including co-chair of UCSF Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Diversity in recent years.  She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Beacon Leadership Council, Sigma Theta Tau, and a recipient of Sigma Theta Tau International’s Margretta Madden Styles Award for Excellence in Nursing.  She was named one of 2012’s Most Influential Women in Business in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, and the recipient of the National Coalition of Black Women’s Trailblazer Award in March 2014.  


Richard HutsellRichard Hutsell
VP & Chief Information Officer
Daughters of Charity Health System

Mr. Hutsell’s professional healthcare and technology career began almost 38 years ago with the Consulting Division of Arthur Andersen (now Accenture), with extensive experience in healthcare, education and transportation industries.

For the past 28 years he has been a senior IT executive with faith based non-profit health systems, including the original Daughters of Charity National Health System (Ascension), Catholic Healthcare West (Dignity) and currently, Daughters of Charity Health System.

During the development of the Daughters of Charity Health System, Mr. Hutsell established the initial strategy for Quality Improvement and developed work groups for marketing, nursing, supply chain management, imaging and other ancillary support areas. Currently, he has responsibility for Pharmacy Management in addition to traditional CIO duties.

Mr. Hutsell graduated from the University of Washington where his graduate school emphasis was accounting.


Eric SaffEric Saff
Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer at HealthSpot, Eric Saff oversees all aspects of product development, support and quality assurance for HealthSpot’s telemedicine kiosk. In this role, he oversees development of a software platform with integrated electronic medical records, medical devices that stream biomedical data between patients and providers, and cutting-edge secure videoconferencing and data storage. Additionally, he oversees research and development, analyzes new technologies and medical devices, works closely with partner companies, health systems and clients, and supervises a team of senior-level managers. Mr. Saff ensures that the company's technology initiatives are aligned with business goals and market requirements, devising and executing the company’s technology strategy and representing HealthSpot and its technologies in the world of healthcare IT.

A 31-year veteran of healthcare IT, Mr. Saff was previously Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of John Muir Health and served in senior roles at Tenet and Alexian Brothers Health System.

Jukka Valkonnen
Director, Digital Health Strategies
Blue Shield of California

Jukka Valkonen is currently at Blue Shield of California, as Director, responsible for Digital Health Strategies. He returns to the company having been a strategist for them in the early 2000s. His team recently co-founded and launched Cal INDEX, and is currently working on divergent and disruptive innovations that will transform the care delivery experience.

Prior to Blue Shield of CA, Mr. Valkonen spent several years at Kaiser Permanente as a strategist, serving as the Chief Portfolio Architect for Kaiser Health Plan, as well as the Principal Strategist for the Health Insurance Exchanges.

Mr. Valkonen has over 25 years of healthcare management experience – ranging from critical care, preventative, and sports medicine nursing, health innovations and technologies, strategy management, start-ups and foundations. He has driven the establishment of regional and state-wide innovations focused on telehealth, interoperability, and improving the quality of care.

Many of his healthcare product designs have been awarded patents as well as endorsements from national standards organizations. He holds a trademark patent in the multibillion dollar supplement industry.

Mr. Valkonen has lectured in a number of settings to academics, policymakers, and health industry leaders. He served on the Bush Administration’s National Task Force responsible for leading the Electronic Health Records adoption by primary care physicians strategy track. He has been a subject expert for the media and policymakers on the topic of healthcare data interoperability, accessibility, and usage for continuity of care and public health needs. He serves as an advisor to innovative start-up companies, as well as investor.

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