CEO Circle Breakfast Meeting

CEO Circle Breakfast Meeting

(By invitation only)

Date: 8 November 2019, Friday

Time: 7:15 – 8:45 AM

Venue: Al Adham Ballroom A-B, Crowne Plaza OCEC, Muscat (View Map)


The framework of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is world renown for its ability to drive improvement and performance in organizations. Additionally, this framework has proven effective not only in the healthcare industry but also in every other industry in which the framework has been used.


The objective of the CEO Circle Breakfast Meeting is to help senior leaders of healthcare organizations around the world understand how the performance excellence framework of the Baldrige Award can help their organizations improve and to gain an understanding of lessons learned in organizations outside of healthcare. Often there are lessons to be learned from other industries that must be proactively reviewed and discussed in order to fully understand the translational benefits from one industry to another.


This meeting will be a premier chance to evaluate the framework, see how it works in healthcare and other industries, and to have an exclusive discussion with the presenters.


This meeting will include a full breakfast for participants and will last 90 minutes. After breakfast is served, attendees will hear from two speakers on a moderated panel. Afterwards, there will be an open dialogue with the participants.


As a result of attending this meeting, participants will:


    1. Have a unique and exclusive opportunity to network with peer CEOs and other senior leaders across the globe;
    2. Understand the framework of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award;
    3. Understand how to fully engage an organization in the process of improvement;
    4. Understand what success is and how to measure success and improvement priorities;
    5. Better understand the process of excellence and how to use best practice examples from within healthcare and from other industries outside of healthcare;
    6. Fully understand the difference between improvement tactics and improvement framework.
    7. Understand next steps for your organization to take to in order to get on the performance excellence journey and how to move forward on the journey.


If you have any questions, please contact


Rulon F. StaceyRulon F. Stacey, Ph.D., FACHE

Dr. Stacey is the Chair of the CEO Circle of the International Hospital Federation and a 2017 recipient of the distinguished International Hospital Federation Lifetime Membership status.  Dr. Stacey is a Managing Director at Navigant Consulting and former Baldrige Award recipient as the CEO of the Poudre Valley Health System in Colorado, USA.

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Deborah J. BowenDeborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE

Deborah is the CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Board of Governors of the International Hospital Federation. She is also the current Chair of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers, appointed to that position by the United States Secretary of Commerce.

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Sunil SinhaSunil Sinha

Sunil Sinha is the Resident Director of Tata Sons for Middle East and North Africa. Sunil is responsible for developing the Middle East and North Africa region of Tata businesses which are under the operating umbrella of Tata. Prior to this role Sunil was the CEO of the Tata Quality Management Services responsible for quality and the process of improvement for the more than 100 Tata companies.

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The CEO Circle Breakfast Meeting is held in partnership with the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Gillette Children’s Specialty HealthcareGillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, founded in 1897 in St Paul, Minnesota, is the first hospital in the United States dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have complex, rare and traumatic conditions affecting the neurological and musculoskeletal systems.  Gillette is recognized for clinical excellence, research, and innovation, particularly in the areas of cerebral palsy, gait and motion analysis, movement disorders, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, and rehabilitation medicine. Gillette consistently serves patients from all 50 US states and dozens of other countries.


Gillette’s mission is to help children, adults and their families improve their health, achieve greater well-being and enjoy life.


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