The Governance Institute hosts conference focusing on physician and board leadership strategies, future healthcare trends, and bond ratings.

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is pleased to host its October Leadership Conference taking place October 18 – 21 at The Ritz Carlton in St. Louis, Missouri. Event speakers include leaders, physicians, and faculty members from Harvard University, University of California at San Francisco, American College of Healthcare Executives, and leading experts in the field. Attendees include board chairs, board members, healthcare executives, and physicians. Click here to learn more about the event.

Featured presentations include understanding future healthcare trends and systems, learning about high-performing ACOs, culture and strategy initiatives, mobile health, working with physicians and nurses on operational design, and much more. To see the full list of presentations, click here.

Ryan Donohue, Corporate Director of Program Development at National Research and frequent presenter for The Governance Institute, will open the conference with his keynote topic, "Building Customer Engagement through Innovative Strategies."

"Healthcare consumers are becoming more educated, savvy consumers who expect a certain standard of care," Donohue said. "It's the job of healthcare leadership to make sure these consumers are not only receiving this standard—but exceeding it. This comes from the root understanding that consumers must be engaged with their providers and trust them."

Other renowned presenters include James Reinertsen, M.D, Chair of The Reinertsen Group, and Lisa Goldstein, Associate Managing Director of Healthcare Ratings Moody's Investors Service.

The conference agenda is built upon The Governance Institute's 2015 Education Agenda, which includes the following learning objectives: Intentional Governance Across the Continuum; Leadership Accountability During Times of Change; Effective Engagement of Clinicians in Leadership; Transforming Care Delivery through Health IT; and Health System & Provider Evolution.

For more information and to register, visit or contact Alexis LaFleur at or (858) 646-3442.

About The Governance Institute

The Governance Institute provides trusted, independent information and resources to board members, healthcare executives, and physician leaders in support of their efforts to lead and govern their organizations.

The Governance Institute is a membership organization serving not-for-profit hospital and health system boards of directors, executives, and physician leadership. Membership services are provided through research and publications, conferences, and advisory services. In addition to its membership services, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases governance practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.

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