Christine Neuhoff, JD, MBA

Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, St. Luke’s Health System

Christine Neuhoff, JD, MBA serves as Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of St. Luke’s Health System, identified as one of the “15 Top Health Systems” by IBM Watson Health. She is primarily responsible for serving as legal strategic advisor to the Health System and its boards of directors. She also represents St. Luke’s as needed in in its legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts. Since joining St. Luke’s in 2008, she has developed the Health System’s legal, compliance, governance, risk management and internal audit teams. In addition, she oversees the government affairs program.

Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Ms. Neuhoff practiced from 2002 to 2008 as in-house counsel with Shands HealthCare (now known as UF Health) based in Gainesville, Florida.  Prior to that, she was with Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco from 1998 to 2001. Immediately following law school, Ms. Neuhoff served as law clerk to Chief Judge Judith N. Keep of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Ms. Neuhoff received her Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, her Juris Doctor from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and her Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.

Ms. Neuhoff is currently Chair-Elect of the board of directors of the Essential Hospitals Institute (formerly known as the National Public Health and Hospitals Institute), the research and education arm of America’s Essential Hospitals. She serves on the boards of directors of Delta Dental of Idaho, the Idaho Liability Reform Coalition, the American Heart Association Idaho Board and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Concordia University School of Law. She chairs the Healthcare Subcommittee for the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, the Legislative Policy Committee for the Idaho Hospital Association, and the Boise Philharmonic Board of Directors.

Speaker Sessions

38 – Diversity + Data for Improved Care (Panel) (Strategy; Course Level-Beginning)

“We allow ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.” ~ Maya Angelou

When people are at their most vulnerable and seeking solutions, support, and healing from our healthcare system, can the limitations of bias negatively affect their experiences and outcomes? Learn from our panel of diverse speakers who are taking a proactive role in combining diversity with data to improve health care outcomes for all.

The panelists will discuss the following topics:

  • How bias unfavorably affects disease manifestation, diagnosis, prognosis, and healthcare outcomes.
  • Strategies for data plus diversity of thought to reduce disparities.
  • How eliminating bias improves access and outcomes.
  • Keys for improvement—understanding the data, sharing best practices, and change management.