Website_ImagesThursday, November 19 – Friday, November 20, 2015

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Grand Ave | Birmingham, Alabama 35226 USA

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On our journey to excellence, one important component is the education of our physicians on the rapidly changing landscape of health care.  In an effort to address issues such as new payment models, value based purchasing, and building an integrated system, Regional One Health and UT Regional One Physicians are pleased to announce the development of a physicians’ leadership education series.   Please join us for our first educational conference at the luxury Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa located just three and a half hours away in Birmingham, Alabama.  Key note speaker and workshop facilitator is renowned speaker Dr. Daniel Zismer.  This is an invitation only event with limited availability and CME credits.

  • This conference is for UT Regional One Physicians and their spouses. Thursday night lodging along with all conference meals will be fully paid for by Regional One Health Foundation.
  • Any non-organized conference activities or extended weekend stay will be at each individual’s own expense. Discounted room rates are available.
  • Attire for the conference is business casual. If you choose to bring children, please make arrangements for their care during organized conference activities.
  • The spa is offering a 10% discount on all services for our conference. Please reference Regional One Health when booking your appointment to receive the discount.
  • For those who would like to arrive early, we have reserved (4) tee times on Thursday, November 19th for our group to play before the welcome reception. The discounted cost is $100 per player. The times are: 11:30am, 11:40am, 11:50am and 12:00pm. Tee times slots must be reserved by October 28th. Please let Mary Catherine Burke know if you would like to reserve one of the times.
  • Note: Ross Bridge Golf Resort estimates about 5 – 5 ½ hours to play the golf course.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

11:30 am Reserved Tee Time
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Conference Registration in Hotel Lobby
4:00 pm Hotel Check In Begins
6:30 pm Welcome Reception with Physician Leadership Staff & Spouses
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Buffet Dinner

Friday, November 20, 2015

7:45am-8:45 am Breakfast, Salon D Foyer
9:00 am Welcome and Introductions, Salon D

Bob Moore, Regional One Health Foundation Board Member

Dr. Reginald Coopwood, President and CEO Regional One Health

Randy Sites, Executive Director, UT Regional One Physicians

9:30am Exercising the Potential of the Integrated Model of Healthcare Delivery:

A Focus on The Roles and Responsibilities of Physicians

The integrated model of healthcare delivery is expanding as the industry of healthcare in the U.S. consolidates. The integrated model provides  potential for innovation of :clinical models and  practices, strategy, organizational design and partnerships. High-performing integrated health  systems engage physicians effectively in all aspects of organizational design, strategy and operations. The presentation will focus on the roles and responsibilities of physicians and physician leaders in high-performing integrated health   systems.

Daniel K. Zismer, Ph.D, Wegmiller Professor and Chair, MHA and Executive Studies Programs and Adjunct Professor, Division of Medicine, Medical School, University of Minnesota.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch, Salon D Foyer
1:00 pm –1:30 pm Conversation on Integrated Model of Healthcare Delivery

Open discussion on an integrated model of healthcare lead by Daniel K. Zismer, Ph.D.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Strategies for Regional One Health/UTROP
Dr. Reginald Coopwood, President and CEO Regional One Health
2:00 pm  Evaluations and Departure

Guests may depart back home or stay the weekend at the group rate.

Accreditation: The University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of ¬¬¬4 AMA PRA Category 6 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

No commercial support/sponsorship has been provide for this workshop. No planner or presenter have a conflict of interest.

Daniel K. Zismer, Ph.D.


Dr. Zismer serves as Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, where he is Chair and Director of the Masters in Healthcare Administration and Executive Studies Programs. He also serves as The Wegmiller Professor in Healthcare Administration and as Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Medicine, Medical School, University of Minnesota. His areas of interest are the design, strategy, operations and financial performance of integrated health systems.

Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Dr. Zismer focused a 20 year career in health care on provider-side mergers, acquisitions and related integrated strategies. He served as the head of two national healthcare consulting firms (one he co-founded and sold) and headed operations of a large, multi-state, integrated health system.

Dr. Zismer serves as a frequent lecturer to the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Physician Executives, and is a board member and advisor to a private, healthcare real estate development company. He has authored and co-authored in excess of 100 professional publications and was named by Minnesota Physician as one of the most influential healthcare leaders in Minnesota.

Resort Overview

roomA full service 4 Diamond resort with full renovation completed in March 2014!! Named by Travel & Leisure as one of their Top 500 Hotels in the World in January 2012. Golf Digest named Ross Bridge “75 Best Golf Resorts in North America” Convention South Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Renaissance Ross Bridge offers 259 luxurious guest rooms including 104 king and 155 queen/queen rooms, each with private balconies overlooking the picturesque grounds. Enjoy an extra level of indulgence in 10 suites at the resort. Deluxe amenities include plush bedding package, refrigerator, oversized bathrooms showcased with granite countertops tiled bathtubs and separate showers.

Golf & Spa

golf courseBoasting the fourth-longest golf course in the world, this Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail course highlighted by sweeping majestic views of the surrounding foothills. As the newest addition to the Trail, the course offers multiple tees for golfers of all levels.

12,000-square-foot European spa, designed to ensure complete relaxation and tranquility. Quiet Rooms, relaxation lounges, steam rooms, whirlpools, 10 spa treatment rooms and a full salon provide every service fathomable to ensure a relaxing day. The Spa at Ross Bridge in Birmingham is the day spa that allows you to escape and renew yourself in the setting of a luxury resort.

Other Amenities on Property

Other amenities include tennis courts, bicycles, lawn games (croquet, horseshoes, and badminton), complimentary fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools, and walking or jogging paths for your guests to enjoy.

Some Local Attractions

Porsche Driving School
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Shopping in Downtown Birmingham
Talladega Super Speedway

For more information or questions about the conference please contact:

Mary Catherine Burke

Regional One Health Foundation

901-545-6176- office

901-292-8298 – cell

[email protected]