Culture Executive Ginger Hardage and Acclaimed Author Shawn Achor to Headline DHG Healthcare Symposium 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, May 21, 2019 – DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (“DHG”), has announced Ginger Hardage, former SVP of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines and Shawn Achor, acclaimed author of The Happiness Advantage and Big Potential as the featured guest speakers at the 21st Annual DHG Healthcare Symposium from June 5-7, 2019. The theme of Symposium 2019 - Opportunities and Decisiveness explores healthcare policy, healthcare access and the shift from volume to value that drives change from the top to the bottom of the industry.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer our guests and attendees at Symposium 2019, the chance to hear from two globally, renowned speakers,” says Brad Benton, Managing Partner at DHG Healthcare. “Both Ginger and Shawn have experience grounded in remarkable working cultures and recognizing and acting on human potential…this is the hallmark of what we look to achieve at Symposium year after year.”

Ginger Hardage portrait

Ginger Hardage, will commence Symposium as the keynote speaker with an in-depth look at how bold leadership is paramount to successful organizations both inside and outside the healthcare industry. Relying on her own experience at Southwest Airlines, Ginger will share real-life examples of how leaders can create truly unique and lasting cultures that drive long-term results.

Shawn Achor portrait

Shawn Achor will deliver Symposium’s capstone address. He will conclude this year’s event with a discussion focused on the science of happiness and the techniques of positive psychology. This blend of science and application will demonstrate a clear path to unlocking the potential of the teams Symposium guests and attendees lead.

Ginger and Shawn will appear at the 21st Annual DHG Healthcare Symposium from June 5 -7, 2019 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. For more information about the DHG Healthcare Symposium, please visit

About DHG Healthcare

DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman, is ranked by Modern Healthcare as the tenth largest, a privately-held consulting practice in the nation. From across the health and healthcare industry, our clients share the common challenge of successfully navigating unprecedented federal, state and market-driven reform underway in the U.S. Our services in the consulting, assurance and tax domains are purposefully designed to assist our clients in their journey to risk capability. Creating institutional value is a critical focus as our clients define their strategic approach, execute transformational plans and manage the financial health and sustainability of their organizations. Learn more about the services and people of DHG Healthcare at

About DHG Healthcare Symposium

The 21st DHG Healthcare Symposium is an exclusive, invite-only, 2-day event where healthcare leaders from across the country gather to discuss emerging challenges, new trends, and exchange experiences and ideas to navigate the profound changes impacting the healthcare industry. Throughout Symposium, attendees will hear from featured keynotes, Ginger Hardage and Shawn Achor including uniquely designed networking experiences in the recently – opened Newport Conference space at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club in Lake Buena Vista, FL. We continue to, year over year, provide an exciting venue, location, and program that continues to drive attendees to select the DHG Healthcare Symposium as the premier event to attend. Learn more at