OCTOBER 14–16, 2020

The Changing Healthcare Landscape: How To Maximize The Opportunity

This session will present the changes taking place in healthcare and how these changes are driving the decision making around the prevention of chronic disease. Health and wellness center opportunity is at an all-time high as a result. Business models and keys to successful programs and facilities will be shared with an emphasis on market alignment, performance metrics and self-sustaining operations.

  1. How are the challenges in healthcare driving change and creating opportunity?
  2. What are effective business models and strategies to improve health, reduce health risk and maximize business success?
  3. How does market alignment and performance metrics contribute to self-sustaining center operations?

Doug Ribley

Senior Vice President of Health & Wellness Services
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Speaker Profile

Doug Ribley has been active in the development and administration of quality health, fitness and wellness programs and facilities for 35 years. He has worked in the corporate, commercial and hospital based arenas.

Doug is currently the senior vice president of Health & Wellness Services for Cleveland Clinic Akron General. He was instrumental in the development and operation of Akron General’s three award-winning Health and Wellness Outpatient Delivery Centers, which represent a $120 million investment. These centers emphasize prevention, early detection, rehabilitation and outpatient treatment in a unique, clinically integrated environment.

Doug has been instrumental in the development of numeroushospital-based health and wellness center projects throughout the country and continues to provide leadership and insight related to the introduction of this model to communities and health systems locally, regionally and nationally.

Doug has served as a member of the Ohio State Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Wellness and Sports, is a past president and chairman of the Medical Fitness Association, is a recipient of the Medical Fitness Association’s Pioneer Award, Founders Award, Distinguished Service Award and the MFA Special Recognition Award all for his contributions toward the advancement of the medical fitness and wellness profession. Doug is a frequent author and speaker and has been named a fellow of the Medical Fitness Association and the Health Care Advisory Board Company.