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Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8am – 5pm

“Join Roper and MUSC for this FREE event. AGENDA 7 a.m. Registration check-in and coffee 8:10 a.m. Opening and acknowledgement of special guests: Toni Flowers, Roper St. Francis Healthcare Diversity & Inclusion Consultant; Anton Gunn, MUSC Health Executive Director of Community Health Innovation and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Dr. Mary “Toni” Flowers is an accomplished healthcare executive with nearly 30 years of industry experience. She is an award-winning diversity professional with certifications from such prestigious universities as Cornell and Georgetown. Most recently, she was named among Becker’s Top 68 (2019) and 50 (2018) African American Healthcare Leaders in the country. She serves as a consultant and subject matter expert for the AHA’s Institute for Diversity & Health Equity and the Health Research and Education Trust’s Hospital Improvement & Innovation Network. Dr. Flowers is a nurse and medical anthropologist. She has traveled as a Medical Missionary for over 20 years providing treatment and training to village health workers in countries throughout Africa, South America and The West Indies. Through her various experiences working as a nurse, a quality improvement professional for The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid and as a system Vice President, she offers a comprehensive perspective on healthcare and health equity issues to audiences across the country. Anton J. Gunn is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and the world’s leading authority on Socially Conscious Leadership. He has a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University. He is the bestselling author of The Presidential Principles and has been featured in TIME magazine, Inc. Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, BBC News, NPR and on Good Morning America. As an international speaker and consultant, he has worked with organizations like Microsoft, KPMG, Verizon Wireless, ACHE, Aetna, American College of Surgeons, the Financial Regulatory Authority, and the Boeing Company. From playing SEC Football and being the first African American in history elected to the South Carolina legislature from his district early in his career, to now working as the Executive Director of Community Health Innovation & Chief Diversity Officer of MUSC Health and serving on multiple boards, he has spent his life helping people build diverse high performing teams and world-class leadership culture. 8:20 a.m. Welcome: Lorraine Lutton, Roper St. Francis Healthcare President & Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Patrick Cawley, CEO of MUSC Health Lorraine Lutton, a senior healthcare leader known for her progressive leadership and focus on patient access and outcomes, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Under Lutton’s leadership, Roper St. Francis Healthcare has been honored as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the country for its overall performance. In addition, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Roper Hospital earned five out of five stars for overall hospital performance by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – an honor only 6.4 percent of hospitals nationwide earn. Prior to her 2016 appointment and full endorsement by the Roper St. Francis Board of Trustees, Lutton spent 24 years with the BayCare Health System in Tampa, Florida, a community-based healthcare system made of 14 not-for-profit hospitals and outpatient facilities with more than 25,000 employees. Lutton most recently served as president of St. Joseph’s Hospital, the healthcare system’s flagship facility with 529 licensed beds. Dr. Patrick J. Cawley is the chief executive officer of MUSC Health and vice president for health affairs of MUSC. In this role, he oversees all clinical matters as they relate to MUSC. During his leadership, MUSC has significantly expanded its clinical enterprise with a new children’s hospital, multiple ambulatory sites, development of additional clinical affiliates, and numerous novel joint ventures. Additionally, MUSC has become a national leader in telehealth and has continued as South Carolina’s #1 hospital/health system per U.S. News and World Report. Under Dr. Cawley’s leadership, MUSC continues to receive a number of quality awards across all domains of quality: safety, effectiveness, efficiency, equity, timeliness and patient centeredness. 8:30 a.m. Purpose: Dr. Brian Cuddy, Neurosurgeon and Chairman of Roper St. Francis Healthcare Board of Directors Dr. Cuddy graduated from Albany Medical College and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery at MUSC. Following completion of his residency training, he completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in neurological surgery and holds an appointment as Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at MUSC and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Clemson University. In July of 2000, he was appointed by the South Carolina governor as Chairman of the South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund. He is an active member of several national neurosurgical societies and is a past President of the South Carolina Spine Society. Dr. Cuddy has served as Chief of Staff for Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Chairman of the Roper St. Francis Physician Partners Board. He is Chairman of the Roper St. Francis Board of Directors. 8:35 a.m. Local Perspective of Health Disparities: Dr. Thaddeus Bell, Founder of Closing the Gap in Healthcare Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell has been a Family Practice Physician in Charleston since 1986. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and the Associate Dean for Diversity in the College of Medicine at MUSC. Dr. Bell was appointed in 1996 as Director of University Diversity and Executive Assistant to the President for University Diversity at MUSC”

Event Type: Lecture/Discussion
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