FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Dr. Don Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services To Meet with Health Care Providers, Patients and Consumer Advocates At Campaign for Better Care Atlanta Roundtable Monday

WASHINGTON, D.C. — June 3, 2011 — On Monday, June 6 at noon, Dr. Don Berwick — the head of the agency responsible for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which together provide care to nearly one in three Americans — will be in Atlanta to talk with patients, consumer advocates and health care providers about a new initiative to promote safer care by reducing hospital acquired infections and unnecessary hospital readmissions. The Campaign for Better Care is sponsoring the event, which will be at:

Noon Monday, June 6
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta

Speakers at the Roundtable will include:

  • Christine Bechtel, Campaign for Better Care
  • Yolanda Chancellor, sharing a personal story
  • Helen Butler, Executive Director, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda
  • Chaiwon Kim, CEO / President, Center for Pan Asian Community Services
  • Holly Lang, Hospital Accountability Project Director, Georgia Watch
  • Ted Johnson, MD, MPH, Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Center for Health in Aging, Wesley Woods Center of Emory University Division Director, Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology, Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Medicare Quality Improvement, Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF)
  • Nancy Morrison, M.Ed, Program Director, Sixty Plus Older Adult Services, Piedmont Hospital

The Campaign for Better Care aims to ensure that the reformed health care system provides the comprehensive, coordinated, patient- and family-centered care that older adults and individuals with multiple health problems need. It is advocating for better ways of delivering care including effective care coordination, transition management, medication reconciliation, support for patients and their family caregivers, and care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Contact:   Luci Manning   »   (202) 371-1999  

 

The Campaign for Better Care is working to protect vulnerable older patients with multiple health problems and ensure they can access well-coordinated, quality health care. The Campaign for Better Care is led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Community Catalyst, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the National Health Law Program — and funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies.