The Future of Healthcare Symposium:
Turning Challenges into Opportunities
Our annual Future of Healthcare Symposium brings together influential thinkers and experienced practitioners. Our discussions center on the innovations and challenges—be they technological, ethical, or controversial—facing today's healthcare sector.
Our theme, Turning Challenges into Opportunities, explores how the healthcare industry is dealing with rising costs and demands for improved quality of care. The ever-increasing dynamic future for healthcare will rely on new markets like precision medicine and the rapid growth of technology. This year's symposium will bring together specialists with diverse perspectives to provide insight into the direction of the healthcare industry and the impact that direction has on the quality of care. The role of specific factors such as demographics, value-based care, and the desire to age-in-place will all be discussed.
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Award
Thomas M. Priselac
President and CEO
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Thomas M. Priselac has served as President and CEO of Cedars-Sinai since 1994 and was also named President and CEO of the Cedars-Sinai Health System when it was formed in 2017.
The Cedars-Sinai Heath System includes the nationally recognized Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and its affiliated physician network, major programs in physician and health professions education and the highly regarded Burnes and Allen Medical Research Institute. The Health System also includes the Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital; Torrance Memorial Medical Center and its affiliated physician network, the leading healthcare organization serving Torrance and the beach cities of Los Angeles; and Huntington Hospital and its affiliated physician network, the leading healthcare organization serving Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles. Through the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Health System is also a joint venture partner with Select Medical in the California Rehabilitation Institute, and the Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California.
Throughout his career, Mr. Priselac has been a leader in the development of strategic and operational innovations to foster high quality, safe and efficient healthcare. An author and invited speaker on policy issues regarding the delivery and financing of healthcare, Mr. Priselac has served the health care field in various roles during his career at Cedars-Sinai. He is a past Chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees and past Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The holder of the Warschaw/Law Endowed Chair in Healthcare Leadership at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Mr. Priselac also serves as an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Public Health.
A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Priselac obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, and a master’s in Public Health, Health Services Administration and Planning, from the University of Pittsburgh.