health is one of the most ambitious undertakings in the healthcare
sector, and also among the most crucial. Americans are aging, and the
incidence of devastating chronic diseases such as diabetes have been
skyrocketing. Given the costs of delivering care in the U.S. is twice of
any other industrialized nation, the need to improve health status and
outcomes on the level of a community or higher is absolutely crucial.
Although engaging in population health delivery is timely, it is also
time-consuming and costly. How can a hospital or healthcare system
deliver it with efficiency and measure results and return on investment?
Escalating healthcare costs and greater competition coupled with
increased consumerism are the driving forces behind St. Luke's
Hospital's strategies to grow market share and increase revenues in a
competitive market. The approach they have refined over the past eight
years can serve as an example for healthcare executives who would like
to do the same. Using an informative case-study format, this 493-bed
independent hospital will discuss how it tackled the difficult task of
measurably impacting population health while fostering affinity with
Among the topics to be delivered in this webinar will include partnering
and creating a culture of health with local employers; ROI analysis and
methodology; and decision areas in population health.
President, St. Luke's Hospital
Jan Hess is vice president and a member of the senior
administrative staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield,
Ms. Hess joined St. Luke's Hospital in 1976 and has served
on the leadership team for more than 35 years. Her
administrative responsibilities include oversight of Quality
Management, Case Management, Social Services, Health
Information Services, Medical Library, Medical Staff Office,
Voice Services, Oncology Services, Marketing and Community
Relations. She also is the executive sponsor of St. Luke’s
Spirit of Women initiative, helping improve the quality of
life in our community by providing leading health services
and community outreach to women and their families.
Ms. Hess is a graduate of Saint Louis University, where she
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Record
Administration. She holds a Master's Degree in Human
Resource Management from Washington University.
Executive Vice President, Aegis Health Group
Yale Miller has been a member of the Aegis team for 20
years. He began as an employer relationship specialist
helping several Tennessee hospitals develop partnerships
with local employers to improve the health of their
workforces. Today he is the executive vice president of
operations overseeing provider-partner relationships and all
operational activities. Over the years, Mr. Miller has been
instrumental in helping Aegis expand its offerings and serve
the ever-changing needs of hospitals across the country.
He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the
University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is a frequent speaker
and author on population health management and challenges
facing healthcare leaders today.
Director of Marketing & Communications,
St. Luke’s Hospital
As director of marketing and communications for St. Luke's
Hospital, Allison Izsak oversees all aspects of branding,
marketing and communications for the hospital and its
services, spanning more than 20 locations. She works closely
with the community outreach team to provide innovative
wellness programming to the community. With nearly two
decades of marketing experience, primarily focused in
healthcare, Ms. Izsak brings a strategic perspective with a
passion for women's health initiatives.
Ms. Izsak received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism
from Indiana University and a Masters of Business
Administration from the John M. Olin School of Business at
Washington University in St. Louis.
Director of Community Outreach,
St. Luke’s Hospital
Darla Wertenberger is the director of community outreach for
St. Luke’s Hospital. In this role she oversees both internal
and external worksite wellness programs as well as the
hospital’s Spirit of Women program, which specifically
targets women’s health. Ms. Wertenberger is a registered
nurse and has worked for St. Luke’s for more than 40 years,
holding a variety of positions, including ICU nurse, head
nurse, clinical instructor, and program development
coordinator and director. She launched St. Luke’s outreach
efforts as a community benefit in 1982.
Ms. Wertenberger earned a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from
Webster University in St. Louis. She is an educator and
frequent speaker on a variety of health and wellness topics.