Beth Sutter
(703) 838-0033, ext. 322

March 10, 2016

Record Attendance as Healthcare Leaders Gather for Networking and Professional Development at AMGA 2016 Annual Conference

ALEXANDRIA, VA-AMGA is convening more than 2,100 participants, representing the nation’s leading healthcare provider organizations, at its 2016 Annual Conference, March 9-12 at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.  The conference will be attended by the C-suite-including CEO, CAOs, CIOs, medical directors, physician board members, quality leaders, etc.-from large multispecialty medical groups, IPAs, integrated healthcare delivery systems, academic faculty practices, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and high-performing health systems. AMGA has designed this conference to broaden leaders’ strategic thinking and prepare them to meet the challenges of the new age of healthcare reform and the role they will play in leading the transformation of care delivery in this country. The program includes a special lineup of keynote speakers, who will motivate and inspire attendees to achieve powerful leadership and transform their organization for future success.

“Each year this conference keeps getting bigger. It is a testament to the fact that this is the only national conference dedicated to the issues faced by the leaders of multispecialty medical groups and other organized systems of care,” said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA’s president and chief executive officer. “The strength of the program and the brilliant faculty from our member groups presenting in our peer-to-peer breakout sessions attract the best and brightest in health care. AMGA is honored to be the host and facilitator of this event, and we will continue to provide strong educational programming and benefits and services to help our members become successful organizations, delivering the highest quality care to their patients.”

A special lineup of keynote speakers this year will be featured this year. To kick off the conference, attendees will learn the leadership lessons from Alan Mulally, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company, who has led Ford and Boeing through tumultuous times by fostering collaboration, empowering his management teams, and creating a positive culture where innovation could flourish. Amy Cuddy, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Hellman Faculty Fellow, Harvard Business School, will demonstrate how providers can strengthen relationships with their patients using non-verbal communication, bringing warmth back into the patient-physician relationship rapidly being dehumanized by electronic records. Finally, Karl Rove, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, and James Carville, Campaign Manager for President Bill Clinton, will take the stage. They will provide real-time reactions to “Super Tuesday” and provide current information on the healthcare platforms for each party.

In addition to these dynamic keynote speakers, the conference will offer dozens of peer-to-peer breakout sessions in which leaders from the nation’s top healthcare organizations share their insights and tactics for confronting the challenges they face in today’s volatile healthcare environment. The rich content of these sessions will provide every member of the leadership team with tangible strategies and tools to bring back and use in daily operations. Organizations presenting include:

  • Billings Clinic
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Community Physician Network
  • Crystal Run Healthcare LLP
  • Emory Healthcare
  • The Everett Clinic
  • Femwell Group Health, Inc.
  • HealthPartners
  • Henry Ford Medical Group
  • IHA
  • The Iowa Clinic
  • Langhorne Physician Services/Quality Health Alliance ACO
  • Lehigh Valley Physician Group
  • Mercy
  • Mercy Health
  • Mercy Medical Group Inc.
  • Methodist Health System
  • New West Physicians
  • North Texas Specialty Physicians
  • OhioHealth Physician Group
  • Ochsner Health System
  • PeaceHealth Medical Group
  • Premier Medical Associates
  • Shore Physicians Group
  • SSM Medical Group
  • St. Luke’s Clinic
  • Sutter Medical Group
  • Swedish Medical Group
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • USMD Holdings, Inc.
  • Valley Medical Center
  • Vanderbilt Medical Group

Further, ample time will be dedicated to networking at the AMGA 2016 Annual Conference so that attendees can interact with peers in the medical group community, as well as top leaders from other organized systems of care. The exhibit hall will host leading healthcare vendors and supporters whose products and services will be crucial to healthcare delivery organizations’ future success. Pre-conference activities include extended networking and idea exchanges at the information-packed Leadership Council meetings.  In addition to the leadership of medical groups, a host of healthcare vendors and supporters, whose products and services will be crucial to healthcare delivery organizations’ future success, provided educational grants to support the conference. For a full list of contributors, visit

This meeting is complimentary to reporters from legitimate press organizations.  Interested members of the press should contact Beth Sutter at (703) 838-0033, ext. 322 or

About AMGA
AMGA trade association representing medical groups, health systems, and other organized systems of care, including some of the nation's largest, most prestigious integrated delivery systems. AMGA is a leading voice in advocating for efficient, team-based, and accountable care. AMGA members encompass all models of organized systems of care in the healthcare industry, including: physician-owned, independent group practices, integrated delivery systems, hospital-affiliated medical groups, independent practice associations (IPAs), academic and faculty practices, accountable care organizations, and high-performing health systems. Approximately 177,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for 133 million patients (approximately one in three Americans). Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for these organizations, providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs, publications, benchmarking data services, and financial and operations assistance.