22-Sep-2015 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
300-999 Canada Place
Pan Pacific Hotel, Oceanview Suite 5-7
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B5



BC Lower Mainland Chapter, exclusive partnership with KPMG, present:
"Rethinking value in healthcare"

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
(Pacific Time)
7:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Registration
7:00- 7:50 a.m. – Networking Breakfast and Registration
7:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Session
*Followed by CCHL BCLM Chapter Mentorship Roundtable(s) for mentors/mentees
Place: Pan Pacific Hotel , Oceanview Suite 5-7, 300-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3B5




Opening Keynote: Lessons from around the Globe
Mark Britnell , Chairman and Partner, Global Health Practice, KPMG in the UK

Panel Discussion: Creating sustainable healthcare systems

  • Dr. Kevin P.D. Smith , Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph’s Health System and Niagara Health System, Province of Ontario
  • Dr. Anna van Poucke , Partner and Care System Redesign Global Lead, KPMG in the Netherlands
  • Howard Waldner , Former CEO, Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Panel Facilitator: Janet M. Davidson , Former Deputy Minister of Alberta Health

This session aligns with CCHL’s strategic directions to stimulate transformative thought and to create networks of influence, connecting local and global leaders.

Drawing upon their own direct experiences as health leaders who have worked within diverse environments and geographies, panelists will reflect upon the levers that can create high value in health systems, specifically the importance of: patient engagement, coordinated care, funding/contracting, measuring outcomes, and governance. 

Registration is limited. Sign-up immediately to avoid disappointment.

Event Fees:
Registration fee
includes breakfast

Member & KPMG Rate
Non-Member Rate
Season Pass Holder


Mark Britnell, Chairman and Partner, Global Health Practice, KPMG in the UK    @markbritnell
Mark is Chairman and Partner of the Global Health Practice at KPMG. Since 2009, he has worked in 60 countries, helping governments, public and private sector organizations with operations, strategy and policy. He has a pioneering and inspiring global vision for healthcare in both the developed and developing world and has written extensively on what works around the world (kpmg.com/whatworks). Mark has dedicated his professional life to healthcare and has led organizations at local, regional, national and global levels. He was CEO of high-performing University Hospitals in Birmingham and master-minded the largest new hospital build in the NHS. He also ran the NHS from Oxford to the Isle of Wight before joining the NHS Management Board as a Director-General. He developed High Quality Care for All with Lord Darzi and is due to publish 'In Search of the Perfect Health System' in Autumn 2015.

Janet M. Davidson, O.C.,
Janet was appointed Deputy Minister of Alberta Health in September, 2013. Prior to that she was the Official Administrator of Alberta Health Services. Janet has over 30 years of experience in healthcare in the government, voluntary and hospital/community sectors in a number of Canadian jurisdictions. She currently holds the position of Vice Chair on the Board of the Canadian Institute for Health Information and is a member of a number of other boards such as the Institute of Health Economics; Mental Health Commission of Canada; and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Janet received a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the University of Windsor and a Master’s in Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta. She is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Education program, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Global Health Leadership program and has an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Windsor. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has been named twice to the list of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2011 and 2012 Janet was also named as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Women.

Dr. Kevin P.D. Smith D. Phil, ICD.D.
Dr. Kevin P. D. Smith is President and CEO of St. Joseph's Health System, and CEO of the Niagara Health System. Kevin holds an appointment Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Mc Master University.
Educated in Canada, the United States and Great Britain, Dr. Smith began his career in medical education, followed by leadership roles in university administration and academic hospitals and health systems.
Kevin's continuing education has focused on governance in the public and private sectors and is professionally certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors and has completed the Harvard Program in Effective Governance.
Kevin is fortunate to be a frequent advisor to Governments at home and abroad. Dr. Smith is privileged to Chair the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Home Capital Group.

Dr. Anna van Poucke, Partner and Care System Redesign Global Lead, KPMG in the Netherlands
Anna’s work in hospital restructuring and redesign has helped dramatically improve clinical and financial performance.
Inspiring positive organizational change. With extensive experience in transforming healthcare systems, Anna has been at the forefront of care integration, hospital restructuring and mergers, enabling the turnaround of several underperforming hospitals. Having worked at a senior level in a range of hospitals and mental healthcare institutions, she has deep insights into organizational effectiveness. As CEO of the Dutch Diagnosis Related-Groups (DRGs) and pricing office, Anna has been a major force behind the adoption of DRG systems for hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and mental health institutions and the introduction of a new national healthcare payment system. Anna led the Netherlands’ largest ever healthcare redesign project, integrating five hospitals and local primary care practices to create an entirely new and more efficient healthcare infrastructure.

Howard Waldner, Former CEO, Vancouver Island Health Authority
Howard has extensive strategic and operational health care leadership experience in both Canada and the United Kingdom, having held a number of President and CEO roles on both continents. Most recently, Howard served for almost 10 years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, a fully integrated regional health authority in British Columbia serving over 750,000 individuals with an annual operating budget in excess of $2.0B. Prior to this, for over 6 years, he was the Deputy chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer in Calgary Health Region in Alberta. He is also an Adjunct Professor at UBC Faculty of Medicine, where he teaches in the School of Public and Population Health. He is currently the CEO of Caledonia Solutions and a partner with Prioritize Solutions  two BC based strategic health consulting groups.


 This session will be followed by the CCHL BC Lower Mainland Chapter *Mentorship Roundtable”

Registration for the mentorship roundtable (space limited) will be sent via the mentorship planning team to current CCHL BC Lower Mainland Chapter mentors and mentees in a separate email.

The roundtable portion is no charge.

Full Details

Hold the date: next CCHL event will be held in Burnaby, October 7, 2015: Member Appreciation/Mentorship early evening.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 2.5 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

  Due to catering commitments, cancellations will be billed the full amount if not received before September 18, 2015. As this event is expected to be well attended – plan to register early.

Due to space limitations we cannot guarantee admission to on site walk-ins.  No-shows will be billed for the full registration fee.