Dr. Margaret Peterson President California Hospital Medical Center
Margaret R. Peterson, PhD, was just recently appointed as President of California Hospital Medical Center a Dignity Health organization located in Los Angeles, California. Prior to this appointment, she was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Desert Valley Hospital (DVH) and Desert Valley Medical Group (DVMG) in Victorville, CA for the past five years. She has extensive experience in hospitals throughout the Country and spent numerous years in academia as a Professor and Chairman of a baccalaureate nursing program. She has been honored by several organizations for her community leadership and named as 2005 Woman of the Year by the 38th Assembly District of the California State Legislature. She was a member of the Rotary Club of Victorville and member of the Board for the Victorville Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Peterson also served as Chair of the Victorville Chamber of Commerce Legislative Action Committee, the Chairman of the Inland Empire Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) Emergency Services Committee, the Vice-Chair of the Emergency Medical Care Committee, County of San Bernardino and member of the Board for the Hospital Association of Southern California.
Donna Littlepage SVP, Transformation & CFO Carilion Clinic Physicians
Donna Littlepage is the Chief Financial Officer of Carilion Clinic Physicians as well as being heavily involved in Carilion’s work with Population Health Management and how this will transform healthcare. In her roles with Carilion Clinic over the past twenty-four years, she has had financial responsibility for hospitals, physician groups, transportation services, retail pharmacy and revenue cycle. She currently has oversight for the financial activity of a 600+ provider group, associated physician billing and the Carilion health plans. In addition, she is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association as well as member of their National Advisory Council. She also earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech and is a Certified Public Accountant. She serves on the board of several not-for-profit healthcare organizations in and around Roanoke, Virginia.
Kyle Kramer Director, Strategy and Operations Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting
Kyle Kramer is a director with Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting’s Strategy & Operations division. Kyle is a transformational leader with a proven focus and track record for building teams and delivering meaningful results that dynamically influence the delivery of patient care. His consulting focus is organizational strategy and transformation, physician engagement and leadership, and systems improvement.
As a program and practice administrator, Kyle has over twenty years of experience in the cardiovascular and healthcare administrative fields. He is recognized nationally as a leader in the areas of practice management, billing and reimbursement, program development, and health care services and facilities marketing. Kyle lectures on issues pertaining to these topics at professional society meetings and industry sponsored symposiums.
Kyle has served as Vice President, Clinical Operations, for Main Line Health in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, and was responsible for programmatic strategy and operations for a comprehensive, multi-hospital integrated cardiovascular program. Kyle was also responsible for the strategic growth and development of Thoracic Surgery, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Endocrinology, Stroke Services and Robotic Surgery programs. He provided executive leadership for Imaging, Pharmacy, and Laboratory Services for Main Line Health’s hospitals, outpatient health centers, clinical areas and programs.
Prior to his arrival at Main Line Health, Kyle served as Executive Director, Cardiovascular Services, for the Yale-New Haven Hospital and Health System. Kyle was responsible for the implementation of the Yale-New Haven Heart Center, an integrated cardiac care delivery model involving Yale-New Haven Hospital, physicians from Yale University School of Medicine and the broader New Haven community, and physicians at other regional hospitals. Kyle also was responsible for major clinical services lines in Neurosciences, Orthopedics and Digestive Diseases. Kyle has served in departmental leadership roles with The Penn State Geisinger Health System – Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center.
Lloyd Vaughan President and CEO VHC, Inc.
Lloyd Vaughan is President and CEO of VHC, Inc, a healthcare revenue cycle solution provider. Mr. Vaughan founded the business in 1996, after more than twenty years as a hospital and healthcare system CFO. He is a CPA, an HFMA Fellow and an active participant in the healthcare financial community. He served as a Board member of HFMA and Chapter President.
VHC provides services to more than 250 hospitals, helping them enhance cash flow and improving compliance. Services include revenue recovery, HIM consulting, and software to manage charge capture and contract compliance.
Timothy Lantz Senior Vice President, DataNext Sentry Data Systems
Timothy Lantz is an experienced entrepreneur and executive with a background in healthcare revenue cycle, finance, quality, throughput, operations, and supply chain. He possesses over 15 years of leadership experience across multiple industries, and recently joined Sentry Data Systems as its Senior Vice President, overseeing the company’s new DataNext division.
Prior to joining Sentry, Mr. Lantz served as Managing Director at Healthcare Business Insights (HBI), a Milwaukee-based research firm, where he launched and oversaw its Supply Chain Academy. HBI provides actionable best practice research, education, analytics, and remote project support to hospital leadership and staff at over 1,500 hospitals in all 50 states including award-winning healthcare organizations like Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Brigham & Women’s. Mr. Lantz led innovative research and project collaboratives on business issues such as the economic and community impact of supplier diversity, key drivers of negative margin performance in pediatric spinal fusions, the correlation between employee education and aggregate hospital spending, and the comparative economics of hospital purchasing and contracting methods. An entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Lantz founded Pantheon BC (PBC), a boutique consulting firm focused on corporate finance, operations, and mergers & acquisitions consulting. After four consecutive years of growth and profitability, the firm was successfully acquired in late 2012. A National Merit Scholar, Mr. Lantz holds a dual degree in finance and real estate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.