Ronan Tynan, MD, to Keynote THA Annual Meeting

Ronan Tynan, MD, will be the keynote speaker at the opening general assembly during the THA annual meeting November 1-3 at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville. He will discuss “Hitting the High Notes: Living Life to the Fullest.”

A modern day “renaissance man” who has persevered with enormous passion and determination through numerous challenges in his life, Tynan is a physician, author, award-winning singer, recording artist and Olympic champion. When he was 20, his legs had to be amputated below the knee after an automobile accident. Within a year after that surgery, he was winning gold medals in the Paralympics. Between 1981 and 1984, he amassed 18 gold medals and 14 world records, nine of which still stand today.

Richard de Filippi, PhD, immediate past chairman, American Hospital Association (AHA) officer and trustee at Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA, will discuss the imperatives for leadership diversity at the THA trustee education and awards luncheon.

Jack Uldrich, a renowned global futurist, independent scholar and author, will focus on the future trends in health care during a THA education session.

THA President Craig Becker and Bill Gracey, president, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, will discuss health reform and the changes it will bring at the ACHE breakfast. Becker will focus on providing the latest information on health reform and the potential impact of budget deficit activities while Gracey will discuss how Blue Cross and other health plans are preparing for reform.

Stephen Harden, chairman and CEO, LifeWings Partners, and co-founder, Crew Training International, Inc., Memphis, will talk about “The Science of Culture Change: Lessons Learned from High Reliability Organizations in Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Safety” during a THA education session.

Jamie Orlikoff will talk about “Taking it to the Next Level: Value, Not Volume” at the THA leadership summit and discuss “The Status Quo is Not an Option” during the THA trustee education session. 

Larry Brudnicki, retired Coast Guard captain, New Hampshire, will talk about the perfect storm and courage under pressure at the THA membership luncheon.

For additional information, contact the THA education department at 615-256-8240. 

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