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National Business Coalition on Health Announces Conference Speakers for November 8-10 Annual Conference
Date:7/10/2009

WASHINGTON and PHOENIX, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), a national, non-profit, membership organization of nearly 60 business and health coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and 25 million employees and their dependents across the U.S., announced the lineup to date of confirmed speakers for its 14th Annual Conference being held in Phoenix, November 8-10, 2009.

"The NBCH Annual Conference is a premier opportunity for health care industry thought leaders to convene, network with coalitions and their employers, and share value-based purchasing best practice strategies in an engaging learning environment," said Cristie Travis, CEO, Memphis Business Coalition on Health and NBCH Board Chair.

Confirmed speakers include:

-- Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President & CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

-- Ron Williams, Chairman & CEO, Aetna

-- Catherine Baase, MD, Global Director of Health Services, Dow Chemical Company

-- Wayne Burton, MD, Medical Executive, JP Morgan Chase

-- Robert Galvin , MD, Director, Global Healthcare, General Electric

-- Mike Taylor, MD, Medical Director of Health Promotion, Caterpillar

-- Paul Brand, Executive Director, Employers' Coalition on Health

-- Jerry Burgess, President & CEO, HealthCare 21 Business Coalition

-- Guy D'Andrea, President, Discern Consulting

-- Francois de Brantes, CEO of Bridges to Excellence and National Coordinator, PROMETHEUS Payment, Inc.

-- Elizabeth Mitchell, CEO, Maine Health Management Coalition

-- Peggy O'Kane, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance

-- Thomas Parry, Ph.D., President, Integrated Benefits Institute

-- Jamie Robinson, Kaiser Permanente Distinguished Professor of Health Economics, University of California Berkeley

-- Ken Shachmut, Executive Vice President, Safeway Health LLC

-- Janet Tomcavage, Vice President of Medical Operations, Geisinger Health Plan

-- Cristie Travis, CEO, Memphis Business Coalition on Health

-- Mary McWilliams, Executive Director, Puget Sound Health Alliance

The Annual Conference will be held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. For a complete agenda and registration information visit NBCH's Web site at http://nbch.org/events/conference.cfm or call 202-775-9300.

About the National Business Coalition on Health

NBCH is a national, non-profit, membership organization of nearly 60 employer-based health care coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and approximately 25 million employees and their dependents across the United States. NBCH and its members are dedicated to value based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. For additional information visit: www.nbch.org.

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