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2022 Fall Conference

September 22 @ 8:00 am - September 23 @ 5:00 pm

Fall Conference – September 22-23, 2022

The Alaska Healthcare Executives Network is pleased to announce we will host Laurie Baedke for our Fall 2022 Annual Conference. Laurie Baedke is a dynamic author, speaker, and healthcare leadership coach. Alaska Regional Hospital will host the event.

ACHE HOURS: 12.0 Face-to-Face ACHE Credit Hours will be awarded. More information to follow.

COST:  $750  (Scholarships Available)

Laurie Baedke is a faculty member and director of healthcare leadership programs at Creighton University. A well-regarded speaker and author with broad experience building companies and leading organizational change, Ms. Baedke has specific expertise in healthcare management, emotional intelligence and strengths-based leadership. She is an active mentor and adviser to senior executives, physician leaders, early careerists and entrepreneurs. She also hosts the weekly podcast “The Growth Edge Leadership Podcast.” Ms. Baedke holds a bachelor’s degree in human services and business administration and a master’s degree in healthcare administration. She is a board-certified Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. She has been a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach since 2006. Ms. Baedke has received numerous awards. She has served on four national committees for ACHE and is a current member of the ACHE of Nebraska and Western Iowa Chapter board of directors. She also serves on various civic and community organizations’ boards and committees. Ms. Baedke holds dual faculty appointments at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business and School of Medicine, where she serves as director of the Executive Healthcare MBA program. Her first book, The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide, was published by ACHE’s Health Administration Press in 2015, and a second edition was published in 2018. She contributed a chapter; “The Clinician Entrepreneur,” to a book published by Oxford Press in April 2017 titled The Handbook of Private Practice. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow…

Ms. Baedke serves as faculty for the following ACHE seminars:

  • The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide Online Seminar

Books published by Health Administration Press:

Laurie Baedke, FACMPE, FACHE
Director of Healthcare Leadership Programs
Creighton University
Heider College of Business and School of Medicine

Registration information will be sent out and posted shortly, along with information on other local speakers.

We hope to see you there!

Event Schedule

Thursday, September 22, 2022

  • 7:00-7:30 am Breakfast served in Classroom

Thursday Sessions with Laurie Baedke: Resilient Leadership: The Role of Well-Being in Individual and Organizational Performance

  • 7:30 am – 11:30 am Laurie Baedke
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Meet with Sponsors
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch served in Classroom: AHEN & ACHE Updates & Information
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm Laurie Baedke
  • 3:00-3:15 pm Break
  • 3:15 – 4:45 pm Panel Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Evening: Social Networking 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Alaska Regional Hospital Boardroom (Appetizers, Wine, Beer, Non-alcoholic Beverages)

Friday, September 23, 2022

  • 7:00-7:30 am Breakfast served in Classroom

Friday’s Session with Laurie Baedke: Mentor Coach and Lead to Peak Professional Performance

  • 7:30 am – 10:30 am Laurie Baedke
  • 10:30-10:45 am Break
  • 10:45 am – 12:15 pm Panel Discussion: Ethical Challenges in Healthcare

Box Lunches Provided

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel Discussion

Panel Members:

  • Jennifer Opsut, CEO, Alaska Regional Hospital
  • Vivian Echavarria, FACHE, Vice President of Professional and Support Services, ANTHC
  • Senior Master Sergeant Charles Ball, Jr., Superintendent of TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration, 673d Medical Support Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Moderator: Lieutenant Colonel Cody Hess, FACHE, Commander, 673d Medical Support Squadron, 673d Medical Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Leadership

Panel Members:

  • Allison Reed, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, ANTHC
  • Carolyn Heyman, Esq. Healthcare Attorney
  • Stephanie Bauer, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Alaska and Ethics Committee Member, Alaska Regional Hospital
  • Terrance Kelly, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, University of Alaska

Moderator: Denise Morris, CHC, CHPC, CHRC, Director Corporate Compliance, South Central Foundation


  • Alaska Regional Hospital
    Classrooms 1 & 2
    Building E
    Mezzanine Level