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Newt Gingrich to Address Chicago Employers at Midwest Business Group on Health's 29th Annual Conference

Dynamic lineup of experts and stakeholders confirmed to discuss health care, payment and delivery reform

CHICAGO, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) announced that Newt Gingrich, founder of the Center for Health Transformation, will share his roadmap for transforming the nation's health care system with employers and other health care stakeholders at its 29th Annual Conference being held in Chicago, May 7-8, 2009.

At this uncertain time for U.S. business, MBGH offers a local and affordable employer-focused health benefits conference featuring leading employers and industry experts providing objective, timely and practical information on the latest research, trends and best practices critical to health care reform and business success. Featured conference speakers include:

  • Rick Benoit, Ecosystem Development Director, Dossia, Digital Health Group, Intel, Senior Program Manager
  • Mark Chassin, MD, President, The Joint Commission
  • Sue Dierksen, Director, Integrated Health Services, Sara Lee Corporation
  • James M. Galloway, MD, Assistant U.S. Surgeon General, Regional Health Administrator, Region V
  • Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, National Health Policy, Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Garry M. Lindsay, Managing Senior Fellow and Senior Program Officer, Partnership for Prevention
  • Lois Lourie, Division Vice President, Global Benefits, Abbott Labs
  • Andrea Metcalf, Fitness Expert for NBC's The Today Show
  • Harold D. Miller, Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Quality & Payment Reform
  • Bruce Sherman, MD, Medical Director, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Michael L. Taylor, MD, Medical Director for Health Promotion, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Andrew Webber, President and CEO, National Business Coalition on Health

Additional details and registration information can be found at the following:

About MBGH

The non-profit Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) is one of the nation's leading business groups of private and public employers, whose 96+ members employ over 2 million lives, spending more than $2.5 billion on health care benefits on an annual basis. MBGH offers employers a variety of health benefit educational seminars, networking opportunities, quality and community initiatives, demonstration projects and group purchasing programs. MBGH is a member of the National Business Coalition on Health.

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