Critical Topics Class with Barry Rabner

Healthcare professionals

CRITICAL TOPICS: Envisioning and Leading the Hospital of the Future
Led by Barry Rabner, CEO Princeton HealthCare System

CRITICAL TOPICS: Envisioning and Leading the Hospital of the Future
Led by Barry Rabner, CEO Princeton HealthCare System

CRITICAL TOPICS: Envisioning and Leading the Hospital of the Future
Led by Barry Rabner, CEO Princeton HealthCare System

The face of healthcare is changing. Discover how the industry is moving forward and how it impacts the day-to-day responsibilities of healthcare administrators and those who deliver care. Identify and understand key drivers of change in healthcare delivery and imagine what the resulting delivery system could look like in the future. Learn how institutions are channeling their resources to anticipate their organization’s needs and the needs of their patients to provide exceptional care.

Program Highlights

  • Describe the mission of a health care system, the organizational structure of healthcare delivery, and the expectations of people served. 
  • Explore how key drivers of change could impact the health care delivery system, the built environment, the health of the population served and the lives of people delivering care.
  • Determine major operational and clinical components of an acute care hospital and other major system elements.
  • Identify responsibilities and skills of healthcare managers and executives and how they utilize best practices in healthcare management.

Topics Covered

  • Tour state-of-the-art health care facilities
  • Components of the continuum of care and population health management
  • Clinical, financial and regulatory drivers in health care delivery
  • Reimbursement and financial management
  • Acute care hospital organization, key roles and responsibilities
  • Marketing, public affairs and communications. Fundraising principles and practice.
  • Information technology in enabling outstanding clinical care, service excellence, effective management and solid business decision making.
  • Legal and regulatory affairs, risk management and business and medical ethics.
  • Best practices in human resource management. Labor and employment laws applicable to the healthcare setting.
  • Driving continuous improvement in the quality of care, patient satisfaction and financial performance.
  • Achieving high value for patients.
  • Health care, facility design and planning
  • Imagining the acute care hospital of the future


Log on to and register for the appropriate course section:

  • Undergraduate Students: HTH367
  • Graduate Students: PMBA8906

Audit / Non-Credit

If you do not wish to take the course for credit but would like to audit the course for a fee of $180, please consult the Audit/Non-Credit Form and follow the instructions.

Instructor and Guest Speakers

Barry Rabner, MPA
President and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System and President of Princeton HealthCare System Foundation. Has 30 years of experience in hospital and healthcare administration.

Anne C. Searle, MBA
Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Barbara Yost, RN, BSN, MBA
Vice President, Continuum of Care Services and Network Development]

Carol Norris-Smith, BA
Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs

Gui Valladares, MBA
Chief Financial Officer, Princeton Healthcare System (PHCS)

Hyona Revere, BA
Senior Vice President, Foundation (PHCS)

James G. Demetriades, MBA
Vice President, Operations

Janet L. Ready, RN, FACHE
President, University Medical Center 
Senior Vice President, Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS)

Mark Jones, MS, MPH, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Network Development

Milind Khare, MBA
Director, Planning and Business Development

Nancy C. Fletcher, Esq. 
Vice President, Corporate Compliance and Enterprise Risk

Christiane Schmidt, BS
Vice President, Human Resources

Kim Pimley, MA
Chairman of the Board, PHCS
Trustee, Penn Medicine
President, Pimley & Pimley Inc.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Kristin McCarthy
[email protected]
Health Administration
Sweigart 364