Peterson Center on Healthcare Launches With $200M Commitment to Improve U.S. Healthcare

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 lower costs.

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 business including:

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

Peterson Center on Healthcare Advisory Board

  • Harvey Fineberg (Board Chairman), Former President, Institute of Medicine
  • Drew Altman, President & CEO, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Joe Antos, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Stuart Butler, Director, Center for Policy Innovation, Heritage Foundation
  • Phil Bredesen, Former Governor of Tennessee
  • Toby Cosgrove, President & CEO, Cleveland Clinic
  • Dan Crippen, Executive Director, National Governors Association
  • Helen Darling, Strategic Advisor, Former President & CEO National Business Group on Health
  • Zeke Emanuel, Diane v. S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bill Frist, Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Bill Gates, Co-Chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Jim Guest, Former President & CEO, Consumers Union
  • 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 Public Health
  • Glenn Steele, President & CEO, Geisinger Health Systems
  • 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.