SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is pleased to host its Chairperson, CEO, and Physician Leader Conference taking place November 8 -10 at The Ritz Carlton in Tucson, Arizona. Event speakers include executives, physicians, and faculty members from Thomas Jefferson University, Scripps Health, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the University of Michigan. Attendees include CEOs, board chairs, board members, healthcare executives, and physicians. Click here to learn more about the event.

Keynote speakers Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly will kick off the conference Sunday afternoon with their topic "Endeavour to Succeed." Giffords and Kelly are founders of Americans for Responsible Solutions, an organization that encourages country's leaders to stand up for laws that make communities safer from gun violence. Giffords represented her community in the Arizona Legislature from 2000-2005 and then went on to Congress from 2006-2012. In January 2011, Giffords was shot in an assassination attempt in Tucson; in 2013, Americans for Responsible Solutions was formed. Her husband, Mark Kelly, is a retired United States Navy combat veteran, test pilot, and NASA astronaut.

To see the full list of presentations, click here.

Zach Griffin, General Manager of The Governance Institute, will present healthcare governance trends across the decade. Steve Jackson, President of National Research, will share how boards, CEO roles, and physician leaders can revolutionize the patient experience.

"Understanding the role that governance plays is a critical component of building strategies to improve the future of healthcare," Griffin said. "We hope attendees understand that there are many facets to governance, beginning from changing frontline initiatives that foster better quality care to implementing policies in the boardroom."

This year's Chairperson, CEO, & Physician Leader Conference focuses on what healthcare CEOs, board chairs, and key physician leaders can do now to prepare their organizations for strength and relevance in the future—both near and long term. It aims to reinforce the critical imperative of superb leadership from this triad in building the future of care in the U.S.—even without knowing the exact destination.

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

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