Join us at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas for the annual Vizient’s Connections Summit, a powerhouse event where health care executives across a vast landscape of disciplines converge. This year we are offering an in-person only event. Network and gain insight into each other’s worlds through dynamic storytelling, cutting-edge technology and peer-to-peer driven conversations. The resiliency of spirit which has carried us through these last years, gives promise to new possibilities as well as advanced efficiencies and outcomes. It makes us stronger. Celebrate with your colleagues enjoying your vibrant surroundings at this thought-provoking and inclusive event where education will open infinite doors to future opportunities.
Make sure you arrive in time Monday evening to help us kick off the event with an incredible outdoor costume party under the stars in the stunning, covered open-air pavilion, with live music and entertainment, drinks, food and plenty of time to celebrate and connect with all attendees. The three-day event is jam packed with powerful storytelling by keynote speakers, compelling panel sessions on relevant happenings, tons of education sessions and opportunities to network and celebrate.
Opening Celebration Costume Party
A very special thank you to our sponsors, who continue to partner with Vizient to provide funding that makes the summit possible and attendance at no cost for members.
This event is a costume-optional party celebrating a jungle/safari theme. Please note face paintings/coverings are not allowed within the hotel/casino.
Opening Keynote Speaker
Marc L. Boom
M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.H.E.
Marc L. Boom, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.H.E., is president and CEO of Houston Methodist, a hospital system with more than 2,300 beds and 27,000 employees. Its flagship, Houston Methodist Hospital, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as an Honor Roll hospital five times and the No. 1 hospital in Texas for 10 years in a row. The system also includes a world-renowned research institute, seven community hospitals, two large physician organizations and dozens of GME programs. Houston Methodist is affiliated with several academic institutions including Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Texas A&M University.
Opening General Session Tuesday, Sept. 20
Closing Keynote Speaker
Dr. Natalie Stavas
On April 15, 2013, Dr. Stavas approached the finish line of her fifth Boston marathon. Just blocks away, she heard explosions and ran towards them. Arriving at the scene she went to work administering CPR, applying tourniquets, and triaging the wounded. 3 out of the 4 people she treated survived that day.
Following this event, President Barack Obama, Katie Couric, and Anderson Cooper honored her for her actions.
The Boston Globe awarded her with “2013 Bostonian of the Year” – an honor bestowed upon those that shape the biggest story of the year in a remarkable way.
Closing General Session Wednesday, Sept. 21