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JUNE 10-13, 2014

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Networking and special events 


CONNECT with one another

The Breakthroughs Conference allows attendees many options for networking, celebrating and showcasing success and innovations, and social responsibility. Be sure to take advantage of these opportunities.

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Tuesday, June 11: 4-4:30 p.m.

Breakthroughs 101 - Orientation to the conference

Member focused

In this brief overview session, learn how to navigate through the program to create a customized learning/networking plan. To participate, please select the "Premier Breakthroughs Orientation" option during online registration. Take a moment to be with us if this is your first time attending Premier's Breakthroughs Conference or if you just need a refresher.


Tuesday, June 11: 6-8:30 p.m.

Innovation Celebration

All attendees are invited.

Join us for the highly anticipated Innovation Celebration on Tuesday evening where you will be among the first to see and hear about exciting new technologies and innovations that are on their way to the healthcare marketplace. Devices and products selected for showcasing here are chosen by a member committee of clinicians and other healthcare professionals. Doors open at 6 p.m.

View the 2013 Innvation Celebration winners.


Wednesday, June 12
Thursday, June 13

Foodservice Forum

Foodservice attendees

Hospital foodservice leaders and clinical nutritionists are strongly encouraged to attend Premier's annual Foodservice Forum at the Breakthroughs Conference. The forum features educational breakouts, culinary tours (limited attendance), a trade show, and access to all Premier plenary sessions and functions.

The Culinary Creations Awards event, on Wednesday, a highlight of the week, is exclusively designed for Foodservice Forum participants and features the presentation of the 2013 Illuminating Excellence Award.


Wednesday, June 12: 4:30-6 p.m.

Awards - Honoring High Performers

All attendees

Each year, Premier recognizes the outstanding work of member and supplier organizations through a series of performance awards presented each year at the Breakthroughs Conference:  QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare, Supply Chain Excellence Award, Supply Chain Innovation Award, Supplier Pinnacle Award, Supplier Performance Award, Supplier Polaris Award, Supplier Diversity Award, Member Diversity Award, AEIX Risk Management Award, and our first annual Supplier Legacy Award. Take a moment to honor your colleagues at this important improvement event.


Thursday, June 13: 6-9 p.m.

Networking celebration

All registered conference attendees are welcome.

Interact with peers, guests, suppliers and speakers from across the country at this annual event designed to inspire interaction and social responsibility. Conference guests who are at least 21 years of age may attend for a fee of $150, which also includes access to the trade show luncheon and other food functions on Wednesday and Thursday.


Friday, June 14: 6-7:30 a.m.

Rise-n-shine social responsibility - 5K run/walk

Our non-competitive 5K run/walk is once again offered on the last day of the conference. As an added social responsibility component, Premier will donate $25 to a sanctioned local charity on behalf of each 5K participant. This activity is open to all conference attendees at no fee. Recharge your batteries and support a worthy cause.


Wednesday, June 12: 6-6:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 13: 6-6:30 a.m.
Friday, June 14: 6-6:30 a.m.

Zumba Express!

Open to all attendees at no charge

With "Zumba Tim RN" Join certified Zumba instructor Tim Glennon, RN, for a high-energy Zumba workout before sessions begin on each day of the conference. Get your heart pumping as you move to the beat of fast-paced Zumba music. Water supplied.

Space limited to the first 40 each day.


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