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Where is the event located?
RETHINK will be held at Venue Six10, 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. 

What is Executive Connect?
Qualified providers can get a complimentary ticket to the event through our new Executive Connect program. A qualified skilled nursing providers has a VP or higher title, your organization has $5 million or more in revenue annually, and you are willing to take up to four 15-minute meetings with our sponsors at the event, arranged by SNN. 

A $500 deposit is required to register for Executive Connect. $500 refundable, non-transferable ticket to attend and participate ONLY IF you attend the event AND participate with 4 verified meetings in our Executive Connect meetings during the event. No refunds permitted on this program if you are unable to attend or need to cancel your attendance for any reason. No exceptions.

Which ticket type do I purchase?
Provider tickets are for skilled nursing care providers, SNF owners, therapy providers, health systems, administrators, clinicians, nurses, government agencies and other care providers. Vendor tickets are for professionals in finance, technology, staffing, legal, sales, and marketing.

What is the virtual ticket?
A virtual ticket provides access to audio recordings from the in-person event. Audio recordings will be provided within 48 hours after the in-person event.

What does my ticket include?
A ticket includes access to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and coat/bag check at the event, as well as a networking reception. 

Are there kosher and other options at the event?
Yes, please indicate dietary needs in the registration process when purchasing your ticket. SNN may not have the ability to provide such options at off-site meetings such as the networking reception.

What is the refund policy?
For all tickets, no refunds are available after August 1. No exceptions.

Are you offering hotel accommodations?
We do not have a hotel block but we recommend nearby hotels like The Blackstone. 

How do I contact the organizer?
Email us at [email protected].

My company or organization owns or is an active investor in a provider. Which ticket type can I purchase?
If your organization owns or invests in a provider or providers in this space, your firm is classified as a private equity investor. If you wish to get the provider pricing, you would need to use that organization's email system/domain to register for the ticket to qualify as a provider. No exceptions.

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Event At A Glance

Hours
September 11 – 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Central. Doors open at 8 am
September 12 – 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Central. Doors open at 8 am

Location
Venue Six10, 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Who Attends
Skilled nursing executives, SNF owners, investors, clinicians, finance professionals, vendors, and consultants.

Why Attend RETHINK?

RETHINK is the annual flagship leadership conference for Skilled Nursing News. The event brings together owners and executives from the nursing home, therapy and health systems. Investors, banks, brokers, policy makers and other industry professionals will be in attendance to to network and connect with the community.

This fast paced one-day conference provide an opportunity to hear from leaders on industry trends, threats and opportunities shaping the conversations in the space.

Join attendees the night before for drinks and head to dinner with friends, prospects, customers and more in the city of Chicago.

The RETHINK Conference is the premier skilled nursing event that brings executives together for content and network that addresses trends, challenges, and the future of the nursing home industry. Join skilled nursing, therapy, health system, post-acute care executives, investors and professionals, as well as vendors, developers, and consultants for a one-of-a-kind event.

Topics include:

  • C-suite outlook on the future of the industry
  • Skilled nursing investment trends
  • Regulatory & reimbursement trends
  • Staffing challenges and opportunities
  • M&A outlook
  • Data, analytics and technology
  • And more...
EXECUTIVE CONNECT

September 11 - 12, 2024 Chicago, IL

Executive Connect 

Get access to select conferences and events at no cost for your ticket*. As part of the Executive Connect program, qualified executives from providers or operators may apply for this ticket type and participate in a set number of meetings with pre-screened vendors at the event. If accepted, you will be granted a complimentary ticket to the event and required to attend scheduled meetings at the event and provide feedback on those meetings. *A refundable deposit is required to register and is refunded if you attend the required meetings at the event. No show or cancellations will forfeit the deposit, no exceptions.

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2024 Conference Agenda Coming Soon

Opening remarks

9:00-9:15 AM

Sponsored Talk Coming Soon

9:15 - 9:30 AM

9:35 - 10:15 PM

4 for the Future: CEOs on Positioning Nursing Homes for the Next Generation

Melissa Powell
President
The Allure Group 

Trip Hoffer
CEO
Optum Behavioral Health Solutions

christopher brengard ceo mindpath
christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Mark Friedlander
Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health 
Universal Health Services

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

Networking Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Track B 

Track A 

Shana Hoffman
President & CEO
New Directions

The New Payer Mix: Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and the evolving calculus for maintaining margin

What’s Next for QAPI: Quality improvement for a new, tougher era for nursing homes

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

1:30 -2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

Track C - Specialized Care

Track B 

Track A 

Shana Hoffman
President & CEO
New Directions

Yusuf Sherwani
Co-Founder & CEO
Quit Genius

Samir Malik
C
EO
firsthand

Sonia Garcia
CO
O
Amae Health

Chris Gay
Co-Founder & CEO
Evry Health

Sponsor Panel - Eventus Whole Health

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Emerging Serious Mental Illness Models

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

Reception in venue - 2nd floor

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Track B 

Track A 

J. Mark Traylor
President
Traylor-Porter Healthcare

Fighting Against ‘Extinction’: SNF execs on the staffing mandate battle and how to evolve for the future

Burden vs. Benefit: The state of play for managed care in skilled nursing

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

9:20 - 9:50 AM

Breakout Sessions

Ari Adlerstein
Managing Director
Meridian Capital Group

Networking Break

9:50 - 10:15 AM

Track A 

Cynthia Wade
President
Lincoln Health Hospital System

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

11:15 - 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

Past Attendees

Here's a sample of last year's RETHINK attendees:

Titles

CEO
Chief Clinical Officer
Chief Managed Care and Strategy Officer

Chief Government Relations Officer
Director of Clinical Services
Head of Acquisitions
Infection Preventionist
Manager Post Acute SNF Program
SVP Strategic Finance
SVP, Growth & Development
Vice President, Population Health
VP Acquisitions
VP Clinical Operations
VP of Reimbursement

Companies

Advocate Aurora Health
Amedisys
Cambridge Realty Capital
Cascadia Healthcare
Contessa Health 
Encore Rehabilitation
Ignite Medical Resorts
Kwalu
Prestige Healthcare
ProMedica
Sabra Health Care REIT
Sterling Healthcare
Tapestry Health
TridentCare

Accommodations
Click here to access of hotel block at The Blackstone Hotel Chicago. Reservations cut-off date is August 28, 2023. 

11:20 - 12:00 PM

The Big Reset: How Skilled Nursing Providers are Pivoting for the Future

Erik Howard
Executive Managing Dir. of Business Development and Marketing
Capital Funding Group

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Thursday, September 14

Wednesday, September 11

FUTURE LEADERS Presentation

10:00 - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

Chris Wright
CEO
iCare Health Network

8:00 - 9:00 AM

VIP Breakfast

9:40 - 10:10 AM

Policy, Payment and the SNF of the Future: AHCA CEO on the big picture

Mark Parkinson
CEO
AHCA

Gary Blake
CEO
Creative Solutions in Health Care

Kim Majick
Chief Development Officer
Carespring Health Care Managment

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Sponsored Talk Coming Soon

Mark Friedlander
Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health 
Universal Health Services

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Sponsored Talk Coming Soon

Mark Friedlander
Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health 
Universal Health Services

christopher brengard ceo mindpath

9:20 - 9:35 AM

Fireside Chat with Medrina

3:00 - 3:30 PM

Buildings vs Business Lines: Growth and diversification strategies for the future

Stephanie Chedid
CEO
Luther Manor

Joseph Lee
Senior VP of Support Services, Compliance Officer
PACS

Heidi Wold
Chief Clinical Officer
Longevity Health Plans

Lori Strubbe
COO and Partner
Focused Post Acute Care Partners

Jay Moskowitz
CEO
Vivage

Elizabeth Pagliarini
CEO
Summit Healthcare REIT

Amy Haug
Chief Human Resources Officer
CarDon & Associates Inc. 

Kimberly Green
COO
Diakonos Group

Kristal Prather 
VP of Clinical Reimbursement
Focused Post Acute Care Partners

Steve Hart 
COO
Heritage Operations Group

Amber Kirwin
SVP of Talent Acquisition & Recruiting
Signature HealthCARE

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Wesley Rogers
CEO
Brickyard Healthcare

Dr. Christopher A. Boyle, MD
Chief of Stewardship and Physician Advisor Services
North Region, NorthShore, Edward Elmhurst Health

Austin Steele
Chief Strategy Officer Journey Skilled Nursing

Steve Laforte
Dir. of Corporate Affairs
Cascadia Healthcare

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Payment models, resident acuity, staffing stability, tightening regulations, evolving technology and new consumer expectations are just some of the factors that are playing a role in shaping the nursing home of the future. Hear from leaders in the field about their top four priorities that they believe will position nursing homes for the future.

Strapped for cash, struggling to find workers, and contending with a host of other challenges, many nursing home operators have been forced to make difficult decisions in recent years. Hear from leaders with three providers about the pivots that their companies have made, their visions for next steps, and their takes on the future of skilled nursing.

Regulatory and payment policy has never been more important, as SNFs across the country have been shuttered in the last year. Hear from the leader of the sector’s largest provider group about what the future holds, and how the SNF operator of tomorrow can succeed by seizing on the industry’s most promising opportunities, including value-based care.

With Medicare Advantage rates creating intense financial pressure and Medicaid rates improving in many states, some providers are reconsidering their  balance of services and payment sources. Learn how changes in the payment landscape are playing a part in reshaping the prevailing business and care models in skilled nursing.

The pandemic revealed the absence of QAPI programs in many nursing homes, according to the 2022 NASEM report. Gain insights into where quality improvement efforts stand today, what every nursing home should have in place, and how to leverage QAPI to drive meaningful change.

When the federal staffing mandate dropped in April, one industry leader called it an “extinction event” for some providers. Hear from leading executives about the ongoing fight against the mandate, how they’re preparing should it take effect, and how they believe nursing home providers can survive manifold challenges – including managed care pressures and a changing resident profile – to thrive in the future.

As Medicare Advantage continues to gain ground as a skilled nursing payer, learn how providers are confronting the burdens of managed care while trying to maximize benefits — all against a backdrop of evolving regulations.

Hospitals across the country have been unable to transition patients to post-acute settings, prompting creative new approaches to SNF partnerships.

Toni Headstream
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Elmbrook Managment Company

Ticket Prices
Provider: $600
Vendor: $1,200

*Early Bird Rate Ends: Friday, July 26, 2024

Toni Headstream 
Dir. of Clinical Education
Elmbrook Management

Liz Cramer
Healthcare Strategist
 CDW

Tony Gamboa 
Chief growth Innovation officer
 Curana

Azlan Tariq D.O.
Chief Clinical Officer
 Medrina

Track A 

Breakout Sessions

Track B 

Acing the Survey: Achieving success in a punitive environment for nursing homes  

Many nursing home leaders have described a punitive approach to surveys. Gain insights into the latest survey trends, and learn best practices for survey success in a time when challenges are steep and the tenor of surveys is tough.

10:45 - 11:15 AM

Scale with a Singular Focus: Fireside Chat with American Senior Communities CEO Steve Van Camp

Kimberly Green 
COO
Diakonos Group

Tim Fields
CEO 
Ignite Medical Resorts

Steve Nee
CEO
Diversicare

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Stephanie Parks
Chief Development Officer
Reliant Rehabilitation

J. Lynn Bauknight
Corporate Dir. of Client Success
Reliant Rehabilitation

Renee Anderson
Chief Operating Officer
Trinity Healthcare

Jennifer Robinson
President
SanStone Health and Rehab

Matthew Maurano
CEO 
Transitions Healthcare

Steve Van Camp
CEO
American Senior Communities

Kyle Linn 
COO 
Brickyard Healthcare

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Break

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Track C - Specialized Care

Track B 

Track A 

Shana Hoffman
President & CEO
New Directions

Yusuf Sherwani
Co-Founder & CEO
Quit Genius

Samir Malik
C
EO
firsthand

Sonia Garcia
CO
O
Amae Health

Chris Gay
Co-Founder & CEO
Evry Health

Sponsor Panel Coming Soon

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Emerging Serious Mental Illness Models

Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT
Talya Nevo-Hacohen, CIO, Sabra Healthcare REIT

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

With margins under pressure and managed care growth shaping the future, learn how nursing home providers are building their businesses, weighing the advantages of adding more SNFs, as well as the opportunities and pitfalls of expanding into new business lines such as behavioral health, hospice, and more.

Sponsored Talk Coming Soon

9:00-9:15 AM

Thursday, September 12

Track A 

ASC is one of the largest nursing home providers in the United States, even though the company operates entirely within the state of Indiana. Hear from CEO Steve Van Camp about his first year in the role, insights into hot button topics such as the staffing mandate, top priorities for the company moving forward, the benefits and drawbacks of its highly concentrated scale.

Track A 

Track B 

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Track B 

Future of Pay for Performance: Inside the trend to tie dollars to nursing home quality

Two dozen states have programs that connect nursing home payments with quality measures, and further Medicaid increases could increasingly be tied to performance. Learn how providers are navigating some of these models, including common features of these programs, what it takes to succeed in them, and where the trend is headed next.

Sponsored Panel Coming Soon

Track B 

11:45 - 12:15 PM

Breakthroughs in Design: Building projects that are redefining the nursing home

Jennifer Robinson
President
SanStone Health and Rehab

Lauren Murray
SVP
Genesis Administrative Services 

Samantha Tilton
Dir. Clinical Operations
Comprehensive Rehab Consultants

Track A 

From buildings inspired by nature and regional influences to envelope-pushing small home models, take a closer look at projects that are on the cutting-edge of skilled nursing and long-term care architecture and design, and learn what benefits are flowing from forward-thinking decisions and investments.

Two dozen states have programs that connect nursing home payments with quality measures, and further Medicaid increases could increasingly be tied to performance. Learn how providers are navigating some of these models, including common features of these programs, what it takes to succeed in them, and where the trend is headed next.