Celebrating over 25 Years of Service to our Members

I always come to LI events thinking I cannot afford the time. I always leave thinking I cannot afford to miss LI.
- Health System CMO
The continuity of membership and highly talented, quality members are the enduring strength of LI.
- Health System EVP
I appreciate the support, the friendships and the professional development opportunities LI has provided for me.
-Thomas Auer, M.D., Chief Executive Officer
Best set of meetings I attend; great content, practical and applicable ideas, including strategies or tactics to avoid; great networking opportunities; fine staff who attend to both big picture and details of successful meetings, and excellent conference venues.
- Health System Chief Strategist
The general insight from the seasoned LI membership on conceptual issues is very useful…networking is one of the most valuable attributes of LI.
- Health System CFO
First, I am a tough grader, and I can’t think of any other outside organization I give higher marks to. Big value is from getting away with team and getting perspective in honest discussions.
- Health System SVP

Mission & Vision


The primary mission of The Leadership Institute is to enhance the capacity of senior leadership teams from provider-sponsored care delivery systems to govern and to manage. A critical role of the Institute is to facilitate the development of true partnerships among physicians and hospitals as their care systems and related technologies evolve. Roundtable methodologies provide a foundation for reasoned analysis that can help generate improved judgment and broadened points of view for care delivery leaders as they plan and implement innovations in health care delivery.


By facilitating the exchange and exploration of different perspectives, information, and experiences related to common issues and problems of care delivery systems, The Leadership Institute can provide a strategic, deliberative process leading to innovative actions. These actions and efforts are timely, and coincide with present and future requirements of care delivery systems as they forge new frontiers in health care delivery.

The Leadership Institute is intended to provide members with added value and competitive advantage, including value to their communities. Fellow Institute members share a compatibility of purpose, values, behaviors and functionality with each other which include:

  • Community-based
  • Grounded in a not-for-profit historic context
  • Committed to collaborative, values-based decision-making and planning
  • Customer-driven

By bringing together senior management and physician leadership to explore, reflect, and assess the challenges facing their care delivery organizations, The Leadership Institute offers a unique and ongoing opportunity to its members to focus on issues collectively rather than in isolation. As innovations in the provision of health care delivery are planned and implemented by Institute members, members will benefit from the open and frank exchange of ideas and knowledge of their fellow members in similar key decision-making roles.