WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Children's Hospitals, is expanding its annual Healthcare of Tomorrow conference to include special sessions on pediatrics. The sessions will take place at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C., Nov. 2-4, 2016.
"Children's hospitals are unique places within our broader healthcare system, charged with caring for not only sick children, but also families and communities," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "Over the past decade, we have worked closely with U.S. pediatric centers to define quality, measure progress and report on best practices. We're delighted to bring together this community and highlight their tremendous work at Healthcare of Tomorrow."
The new pediatric sessions were developed in consultation with the U.S. News Healthcare of Tomorrow Children's Advisory Council. Sessions will focus on:
- Stepping Up Pediatric Safety
- Charting a New Course in Pediatric Genomic Medicine
- A New Blueprint for Children's Hospitals: Strategic Partnerships
- Keeping the Pediatric Population Healthy
- Inside the U.S. News Children's Hospitals Rankings
Distinguished speakers from U.S. pediatric centers include:
- Steve Allen, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital
- Meri Armour, President and Chief Executive Officer, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
- David J. Bailey, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Nemours Children's Health System
- Madeline Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Kevin Churchwell, M.D., Executive Vice President of Health Affairs and Chief Operating Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
- F. Sessions Cole, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, St. Louis Children's Hospital; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Children's Health, Washington University in St. Louis
- Chris J. Dickinson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan Health System
- James R. Downing, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Patrick FitzGerald, Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Stephen F. Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc., President and Chief Executive Officer, Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, Rady Children's Hospital–San Diego
- Stephen E. Muething, M.D., Co-Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence; Vice President for Safety, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
- Kim Roberts, Chief Administrative Officer of Physician Practices, Stanford Children's Health; Chief Executive Officer of Packard Children's Health Alliance and Chief Strategy Officer, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Children's Health
- Jeff Sperring, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Children's
- David Wessel, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Hospital and Specialty Services, Children's National Health System
Healthcare of Tomorrow is an industry leadership forum designed to unite the nation's most distinguished healthcare professionals. More than 70 renowned leaders are slated to speak at this year's event, including top hospital executives, as well as experts in population health, predictive analytics and more. U.S. News will publish invited op-eds and expert commentary from the conference in its Healthcare of Tomorrow special report on USNews.com.
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About Healthcare of Tomorrow
U.S. News & World Report brings its legacy of healthcare reporting, analysis and industry insights to life in this annual leadership forum. Healthcare of Tomorrow, presented by U.S. News Best Hospitals, unites a community of forward-thinking executives to exchange ideas, share best practices, and set new standards for patient care. The fourth annual event will be held in Washington, D.C., from November 2-4, 2016.
About U.S. News & World Report
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