Hospital of Tomorrow Forum Speakers Announced

Donna Shalala, Toby Cosgrove among speakers to address industry experts at U.S. News' Hospital of Tomorrow forum in November.


Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala, Massachusetts General Hospital President Dr. Peter L. Slavin, Seimens Healthcare CEO Dr. Gregory Sorensen, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dr. William H. "Bill" Frist, and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove will be among the distinguished speakers at the first Hospital of Tomorrow forum, to be held November 4-6, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Produced by U.S. News & World Report, the forum will spotlight pioneering strategies and offer suggestions help hospital leaders navigate the changing landscape of the industry.

"The 'Best Hospitals' crowd is made up of people who are on the cutting edge of medicine's trends -- in technology, personnel, patient care, finance," says Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "These top professionals and other visionaries will be well represented at the summit, and we're planning to draw heavily on their expertise and leadership to ensure a premier event."

Shalala, Slavin, Sorensen, and Cosgrove will be joined by several other distinguished speakers, including:

  • Joel T. Allison, FACHE, President and CEO of Baylor Health Care System
  • Dr. Larry Goodman, CEO of Rush University Medical Center
  • Dr. Jospeh Kvedar, Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare
  • Dr. C. Wright Pinson, CEO of Vanderbilt Health System and the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Gregory Poulsen, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Intermountain Healthcare
  • Dr. Peter J. Pronovost, Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins
  • Dr. Steven M. Safyer, President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center
  • Eric Schadt, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Director of the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of U.S. News & World Report, Chairman and Publisher of the New York Daily News, co-founder and Executive Chairman Boston Properties Inc., a trustee of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a past president of the Board of Trustees of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

These speakers are just the beginning of an impressive lineup of individuals and topics to be featured at the forum; bookmark Hospital of Tomorrow for more information. To register for the forum, please visit

Lylah M. Alphonse is the Managing Editor of Special Reports for U.S. News & World Report. You can follow her on Twitter or email her at

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  • Lylah Alphonse

    Lylah M. Alphonse is the Managing Editor of Special Reports for U.S. News & World Report. You can follow her on Twitter or e-mail her at