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Registration Information

Member Rate - $595
Guest Rate - $195

A late fee of $50 will apply at the close of business on Friday, Dec. 20. Refunds minus at $50 processing fee will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 30. No Refunds will be accepted after Dec. 30.

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Hotel Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee 

1 Lake Oconee Trail

Greensboro, GA 30642


Rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee are SOLD OUT for this event.

Therefore, we recommend the following alternative lodging locations:

Reynolds Plantation Condos
Rates vary from $185 - $207/night
Contact Forrest Starling to reserve (
AVAILABLE - 4 bedroom condos @ National
WAIT LIST - 2 & 3 bedroom condos @ Lake Club

The Lodge at Lake Oconee (approximately 7 miles from Ritz-Carlton)
Current room rates are $131/night
Call 706-485-7785 to reserve.

Tru by Hilton (approximately 10 miles from Ritz-Carlton and next to brand new Chick-Fil-A)
Current room rates are $103/night
For reservations, click here.

*The Ritz-Carlton will provide free valet and complimentary shuttle service for anyone who has to stay off property. 

Schedule at a Glance

Friday, Jan. 10
2:00-2:30 p.m.  Welcome Announcements and Leadership GHA Graduation

2:30-3:45 p.m.  The Case for Patient & Family Engagement: The Power of CANDOR
Armando Nahum and Martin J. Hatlie, J.D., MedStar Health Quality, Institute for Quality and Safety

3:45-4:00 p.m.  Beverage Break

4:00-5:15 p.m.  Legislative and Regulatory Update by GHA
Earl Rogers, Carie Summers, Ethan James and Keri Conley

6:00-7:00 p.m.  Cocktail Reception 

Saturday, Jan. 11
7:30-9:00 a.m.  Breakfast Buffet

8:00-10:00 a.m.  Trends in Health Care and Their Impact on Governance: Time for a New Model
James E. Orlikoff, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc.

10:00-10:15 a.m.  Beverage Break

10:15-11:15 a.m.  Mergers, Acquisitions and Affiliations Panel Discussion
Moderator: James E. Orlikoff, Orlikoff & Associates, Inc.
James R. Davis, University Health Care System
Bryce Gartland, M.D., Emory Healthcare Hospital Group
Vicki Lewis, FACHE, Coffee Regional Medical Center
Candice Saunders, FACHE, WellStar Health System

11:15-11:30 a.m.  Beverage Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  We See What We Believe: The True Cost of Unconscious Bias
Gloria Goins, Bon Secours Mercy Health System

12:30-1:30 p.m.  Lunch 

1:30-2:30 p.m.  GHA Hospitals 101 for New Trustees (Optional Session)
Carie Summers, Ethan James and Keri Conley

1:30-3:30 p.m.  Rural Board Education Training - Standard One (Optional Session)
Georgia Southern University 

6:30-8:30 p.m.  Dinner Event

Sunday, Jan. 12
8:00-9:00 a.m.  Breakfast Buffet 

9:00-10:15 a.m.  Build Unstoppable Teams: Four Essential Actions of High Achievements Leaders
Alden Mills

10:15 a.m. Closing Remarks 

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