Health Care In Your Future Summit 2013


The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce held the 2013 Health Care in Your Future Summit on May 1, 2013.  The event was underwritten by area businesses that participated in the Moving Fort Collins Forward! campaign last fall.

The Summit provided members of the business community with the opportunity to discuss developments in health care, the outlook for the health care industry in the Fort Collins region and actions that could strengthen the health care sector.

The Health Care Summit featured a keynote session entitled The Role of Leadership in a Changing Healthcare Environment by David A. Rubenstein, FACHE.  Rubenstein is a retired Army Major General who excelled as a leader and follower at all levels of the Army Medical Department.  He now shares his leadership lessons as a university professor, speaker, and seminar leader.  General Rubenstein discussed a variety of challenges the current healthcare environment presents to leaders of communities, healthcare organizations, vendors, payors, and the public. In so doing, he highlighted the role leaders across the Fort Collins community will play in succeeding and meeting the community’s healthcare needs.

The agenda for the day was as follows:

7:00 a.m. Resource Hall, Registration and Breakfast Available

7:30 a.m. Welcome to the Summit

7:45 a.m. The Role of Leadership in a Changing Healthcare Environment
Major General (Retired) David Rubenstein, FACHE

9:00 a.m. Break Out Sessions (Choose One)
What is the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange and How Will It Help
Jim Sugden, COHBE’s SHOP Manager

The Changing Face of Health Care in Northern Colorado
Dr. Christie Reimer, President, Larimer County Medical Society
Rick Sutton, CEO, North Colorado Medical Center
Jason Tacha, Executive Director, Northern Colorado Service Area, Kaiser Permanente
Kevin Unger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Poudre Valley Hospital

9:50 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Break Out Sessions (Choose One)
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Impacts on Your Business and Employees
Scott Lichtenberger, MD, Chief Strategy Officer, University of Colorado Health

Innovation in Health Care
JP Valin, MD, Medical Director, Banner Medical Group
Dr. James Sprowell, Executive Director, Associates in Family Medicine

10:50 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. The Big Picture:  Where Will Health Care Be in 15 Years
Yvonne Myers, Director, Columbine Health Systems
Janet Pogar, Vice President, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Paul Roberts, Sr. Director of Sales, Colorado Choice Health Plans
Jim Sampson, Benefits Executive, Flood & Peterson
Dr. James Sprowell, Executive Director, Associates in Family Medicine
Kevin Unger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Poudre Valley Hospital
William Wright, MD, Executive Medical Director, Colorado Permanente Medical Group

11:45 a.m. Adjourn and Resource Hall Available

11:45 a.m. Optional Programs (Separate Registration)
Envision Young Professional Development Lunch Featuring YP’s in Health Care (
Healthcare Sector Partnership Lunch (RSVP to Ann Hutchison – [email protected])


Sponsors for the Health Care Summit include: 


Gold Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Banner Health

Columbine Health Systems

Colorado Choice Health Plans

Kaiser Permanente



Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital

Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital

Old Town Media

University of Colorado Health

Silver Sponsors: 

Associates in Family Medicine, P.C., Davis Graham & Stubbs, Drahota, Emergency Physicians of the Rockies, H+L Architecture, Heery International, Inc., Heery International, Home Instead Senior Care, Little C’s Custom/Arjo Century Distributing, MDI Achieve. Inc., Sherman & Howard, Surgery Center of Fort Collins, LLC, Women’s Clinic of N. Colorado, Food Services of America, Littler and Flood and Peterson

Bronze Sponsors: 

NCP Northern Colorado Paper, CollegeAmerica, COPIC Insurance, Denver Syrup Company, Executive Health Resources, Harmony Surgery Center LLC, Hearing Rehab Center, Horty Springer, IT Solved, J.E. Dunn (AGC), Northern Colorado Anesthesia Professional Consultants LLP, Pinnacle Health Consulting, Right at Home, Rocky Mountain Family Physicians, United Healthcare, Brookdale Senior Living, Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies, 50 Plus Marketplace and The Senior Voice

Supporting Sponsors:

Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants P.C., Airgas, Allura Skin and Laser Clinic, Collinwood Assisted & Independent Living, EON, Good Day Pharmacy, Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village, Haven Behavioral Healthcare, MacKenzie Place, Seven Lakes Memory Care, Southwest Cares, Vaught Frye Larson Architects, Pathways Hospice, Kimball Office, BC Interiors, Mountain Wellness and Mallory Osteopathic