Elisa Arespacochaga, MBA
Vice President, AHA Physician Alliance
American Hospital Association

Elisa Arespacochaga is vice president of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Physician Alliance, a strategic initiative launched as part of the AHA’s ongoing mission to improve the health of patients and communities. Framed around three fundamental beliefs that foster shared decision-making and a create a path for common language among health care leadership, the Alliance advances physician leadership through the educational offerings, professional development opportunities and greater inclusion within hospital and health system administration and policy activities. She received her master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Policy from Keller Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in biology and Spanish literature from Amherst College.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Overview: The widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a disruption across the globe in every community, industry, and facet of daily living. At the epicenter, healthcare delivery systems now realize a new normal of working together, delivering care in strained environments, and educating the next generation of healthcare providers.  Specifically, the effects of the pandemic on the clinical learning environment have had national and global implications. This panel will share the perspectives of several health professions organizations on what has been learned about the…