The West Valley is home to 1.6 million residents and is one of fastest growing regions in the country.

Employers are driving the workforce to consumer driven healthcare with high deductible plans while the industry at large is adapting to 10,000 new Baby Boomers retiring each day. The nation is divided on healthcare policy, physician and nursing shortages are looming and technology abounds. Healthcare innovation leaders must adapt and pioneer new paths to meet the complexities of this evolving industry.

To better understand the ever changing healthcare landscape, the Western Maricopa Coalition (WESTMARC) will host its annual Healthcare Innovation Summit on March 1st, 2018, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus – Virginia Piper Building in Downtown Phoenix.

It will feature robust conversation by entrepreneurs and healthcare innovation leaders about new solutions in our market as well as the inside secrets from investment and M&A leaders about what makes or breaks the deal and what is driving competitors to be join forces. State leaders will share their various perspectives on hot topic policy issues and educators and employers will explain how they are collaborating to innovate new roles and expand others to address the healthcare workforce shortage.

Keynote Speaker Avein Saaty-Tafoya will share insights and inspirations from her own journey as a healthcare innovation leader and as CEO of Adelante Healthcare an organization that has grown 300 percent and evolved from a community health center to a leader in sustainable healthcare.

The WESTMARC Healthcare Summit is designed for thought leaders, influencers and decision makers who operate in the healthcare space. The valuable information shared will help inspire and spark creativity for innovative solutions in all healthcare sectors — including hospital and health system administrators, physicians and practice administrators, strategy leaders, pharmacies, behavioral health and long-term care to universities, payers, investors, entrepreneurs, consultants and technology companies.

Register at for the 2018 WESTMARC Healthcare Innovation Summit here.