Peterson Center on Healthcare Launches With $200M Commitment to Improve U.S. Healthcare
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2014
CONTACT: Jorge Alday, 646-768-4013
New York—The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is launching the Peterson Center on Healthcare on
Thursday, December 4, 2014, at the Jack Morton Auditorium in Washington, DC. The Foundation has
committed $200M to the Center to transform U.S. healthcare into a high performance system that
delivers the quality of care Americans deserve at a lower cost.
On the morning of December 4, 2014, the Center will release findings from a new groundbreaking study,
as well as unveil a series of initiatives led by some of the most innovative organizations in healthcare
today. During the event, we will feature data and insights from pioneers across the healthcare system
and detail the Center’s plans to find, validate and scale innovations that improve health outcomes and
The event will also feature select voices from the Center's Advisory Board via video. The Advisory Board
members have vast experience in U.S. healthcare, offer a diversity of perspectives and viewpoints, and
represent a range of key healthcare stakeholder groups, including consumers, providers, payers,
academia, government, business and philanthropy. The full Advisory Board is below.
Peterson Center on Healthcare Launch Event
The launch event will feature conversations with leaders from healthcare and
Drew Altman, PhD, President and CEO, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Gary Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System
Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Excellence
Research Center, Stanford University
Debra Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families
Glenn D. Steele, Jr., MD, PhD, President and CEO, Geisinger Health System
Peter G. Peterson, Chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Michael A. Peterson, President and COO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Jeffrey Selberg, Executive Director of the Peterson Center on Healthcare
Host and Moderator: Jon LaPook, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent, CBS
Evening News with Scott Pelley
Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Dec. 4. Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. EST. The program
will run from 9-11:30 a.m.
Click here to view a live webcast of the event.
For more information or to request press credentials to attend the Peterson Center on Healthcare
launch event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peterson Center on Healthcare Advisory Board
- Harvey Fineberg (Board Chairman), Former
President, Institute of Medicine
- Drew Altman, President & CEO, Kaiser Family
- Joe Antos, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar,
American Enterprise Institute
- Stuart Butler, Director, Center for Policy
Innovation, Heritage Foundation
- Phil Bredesen, Former Governor of
- Toby Cosgrove, President & CEO, Cleveland
- Dan Crippen, Executive Director, National
- Helen Darling, Strategic Advisor, Former
President & CEO National Business Group on
- Zeke Emanuel, Diane v. S. Levy and Robert M.
Levy University Professor, University of
- Bill Frist, Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy
- Bill Gates, Co-Chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates
- Jim Guest, Former President & CEO,
- Mark McClellan, Director, Engelberg Center
for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution
- Arnold Milstein, Director, Clinical Excellence
Research Center, Stanford University
- Meredith Rosenthal, Professor of Health
Economics and Policy, Harvard School of
- Glenn Steele, President & CEO, Geisinger
- Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow, Project Hope
- Ron Williams, Retired Chairman & CEO, Aetna
- Olympia Snowe, Former US Senator to Maine
About the Peterson Center on Healthcare
The Peterson Center on Healthcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to making higher quality, more affordable healthcare a reality for all Americans. The organization is working to transform U.S. healthcare into a high-performance system by finding innovative solutions that improve quality and lower costs, and accelerating their adoption on a national scale. Established by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Center collaborates with stakeholders across the healthcare system and engages in grant-making, partnerships, and research.