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National Press Club to Host 'NEWSMAKER' Media Briefing on Improving the Cost of Healthcare with R. Kerry Clark

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by the National Press Club:

National Press Club "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing

Thursday, April 10, 2008

2:00 p.m.

National Press Club (Broadcast Center)

R. Kerry Clark, Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health Inc., will discuss Quality as a Path to Improving the Cost of Healthcare in America

As head of a $87 billion patient safety and health care products and services company, R. Kerry Clark has a unique perspective on one of the most pressing challenges the next President will face -- the rising costs of health care.

As a business leader, Mr. Clark also understands the impact increasing health care expenditures have on the bottom line of companies nationwide. In strong partnership with hospitals and health systems across the country, Cardinal Health is sharing its insight and health care expertise to help leading care facilities reduce operational costs.

In his remarks, Mr. Clark also will announce the 2008 grant recipients of the Cardinal Health Patient Safety Challenge -- an industry first in promoting innovation in patient safety. More than 700 hospitals and health centers applied for the grants, which will fund the most innovative efforts aimed at improving patient safety, care quality and operational performance.

Reporters outside of Washington, D.C. can participate in a two-way teleconference by calling (800) 937-4791

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