Gilsbar Leader to Speak at ASHHRA Annual Conference

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Doug Layman shares strategies on HR's vital role during our nation's ever shifting trends in healthcare.

Doug Layman, Gilsbar's EVP & CSMO

HR's job isn't getting any easier. With healthcare reform, M&A's, and ACO's on the horizon, good leaders need strategy..."

Gilsbar, one of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held health and benefit management organizations, is set to address human resource leaders at the ASHHRA (American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration ) 47th Annual Conference & Exposition September 10, 2011 in Phoenix, AZ.

Doug Layman, executive vice president at Gilsbar, will be co-presenting a joint session during the Pre-Conference Learning Introduction to Health Care Track from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., titled “What Your CEO Needs You to Know about Trends in Health Care.” Layman will present the session along with Eric Parmenter, vice president of health and welfare consulting at HighRoads, an industry leader in employer health care compliance and benefits management.

Layman elaborates on the benefits of attending this session, “HR’s job isn’t getting any easier. With healthcare reform, M&A’s, and ACO’s on the horizon, good leaders need strategy. CEO’s are going to lean heavily on human resource leadership to help build and drive people strategy. Mr. Parmenter will provide insight into how fundamental HR improvements can result in increased efficiency and quality and I will focus specifically on organizational strategy. People strategy that can help curb healthcare cost trend, while improving employee health, satisfaction and retention.”

For more information on the ASHHRA 47th Annual Conference & Exposition and to register for the pre-conference learning session, please visit:

About Gilsbar
Gilsbar is one of the fastest growing, privately held health and benefit management organizations in the country. Its divisions include Health & Benefit Management, Medcom Care Management and Medcom Care Advocacy. The Gilsbar group of companies serves employers, benefit consultants, associations, carriers and individuals. Gilsbar has been honored by Inc magazine for its sustained growth and by Modern Healthcare and Business Insurance magazines for its workplace culture. For more information, visit

The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) is the nation’s only membership organization exclusively dedicated to meeting the professional needs of human resources leaders in health care. Founded in 1964, ASHHRA represents more than 3,500 human resources professionals across the nation.


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