The Alliance hosted its Annual Seminar and 2nd Annual Health Transformation Awards Ceremony on May 12 at the Monona Terrace.

The event began with the award ceremony where three members of the Alliance Board of Directors presented five Health Transformation Awards to local, regional and national leaders that are improving health care. The 2016 award recipients are:

  • Beaver Dam Community Hospital, Beaver Dam, Wis.
  • The Leapfrog Group, Washington, D.C.
  • Natasha Plank-Ottum, CEO, Plank Enterprises Inc., Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Valerie Shields, First QualityPath Patient, Stoughton, Wis.
  • Webcrafters Inc., Madison, Wis.

To view full descriptions of award winners, visit our awards page on our website.

The event continued with three nationally recognized speakers who addressed improving the overall patient experience and how to help employers control health costs. Speakers included:

regina holliday speaking Regina Holliday, a patients’ rights activist and artist who shared her emotional story of helping her husband while he was hospitalized with kidney cancer. She found peace and closure painting her family’s story on canvases and murals.
View the video of Regina from our Annual Seminar and the meaning behind her painting during her visit to Madison, Wis.
fred bloom speaking Dr. Fred Bloom, president at Guthrie Medical Group and former physician at Geisinger Health System, shared his thoughts on practical approaches to coordinating care from a doctor’s perspective. He believes there is hope when it comes to improving costs and quality for the patient which is why he is incorporating many sustainable models at Guthrie.
Read a full summary of his presentation in our blog post titled Health Care Revolution Aims for Higher Value Care.
leah binder speaking Leah Binder, CEO, The Leapfrog Group, a national organization based in Washington, DC, representing employer purchasers of health care demanding improvements in the safety of the nation’s hospitals, focused on the value of transparency. People need to know what kind of care they are receiving and at what cost.
To view a summary of her presentation, view our blog post titled How can we ‘open the health care world?’

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