Breakfast Forum: The Crisis in Healthcare and Its Impact on You

The Houstonian Hotel
Houston, Texas

February 27, 2009

7:00 - 8:45 AM (CT)

Following the Obama presidential victory, this panel of industry experts came together as part of BoyarMiller’s ongoing annual healthcare dialogue to discuss the crisis in healthcare and how the shift in national leadership might systemically affect the future of healthcare.  Among the topics discussed were: the state of healthcare in Texas; the “Obama Plan”; the impact on care; what providers will face with pending reform; and the impact on insurance availability and cost.

Panelists included John Boettiger, Jr., Deloitte Financial Advisory Services; James G. Springfield, FACHE, JGS Advisory Services; Lorraine Lewis, Alliant Insurance Services; and Dan Cain, Cain Brothers & Co.

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John Boettiger, Jr., Prinicipal
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services

John is a principal with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP. He has served clients in all sectors in the healthcare industry, their boards, officers and legal advisors. John has more than 12 years of experience in consulting work including business valuation, purchase price allocation, litigation support and regulatory compliance. He holds a BBA and a MBA from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

James G. Springfield, FACHE, President
JGS Consulting, LLC

Jim is President of JGS Consulting, LLC, a consultancy intended to work with hospitals and health plans on operational and strategic matters. Prior to establishing JGS Consulting, Jim was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Valley Baptist Health System, the largest provider of healthcare services in south Texas. Prior to joining Valley Baptist, Jim spent nearly 13 years with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System serving as COO of Hermann Hospital and CEO of the Hermann Children's Hospital. Jim is a recipient of the 2004 Robert S. Hudgens Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives as the Outstanding Young Healthcare Executive in the country and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He holds a BBA from Baylor University in Waco and a Master's in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston -Clear Lake.

Lorraine Lews, Senior Vice President
Alliant Insurance Services

Lorraine is a Sr. VP with Alliant Insurance Services Houston's Healthcare Division focusing on client development and service with emphasis on healthcare organizations. She has over 19 years of insurance brokerage and risk management consulting experience and five years experience with Alliant and/or its predecessor firms. Lorraine's brokerage career includes nine years with Arthur J. Gallagher and five years with Aon Risk Services having specialized in healthcare and alternative risk financing techniques. Her background includes work with single parent, group and association captives, captive implementation, planning and strategy. She is a member of RIMS, GHSHRM, and ASHRM and has taught several insurance-related courses. Lorraine holds a BBA from the University of Houston and has earned the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

Dan Cain, President & CEO
Cain Brothers & Company

Dan is chairman of Cain Brothers & Company, LLC. The company, founded in 1982, is a healthcare investment banking firm and a general partner of its private equity affiliates, CB Health Venture I and II, and Health Enterprise Partners. Dan's prior professional experience includes 10 years in corporate and real estate finance with Merrill Lynch, Blyth Eastman Dillon and Salomon Brothers. Dan is a current director of several companies, including Sheridan Healthcare, Brim Healthcare and NATIXIS-Loomis Sayles Mutual Funds. He is chairman of the Norman Rockwell Museum and a board member of American Heart Association and Brown University School of Medicine. He holds a degree in American Civilization from Brown University and a MBA from Columbia School of Business.