Forum on New Models of Health Care Collaboration October 15, 2014, Buffalo New York

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Health care executives, physicians and providers are invited to attend a forum scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 15th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. Dr. Michael Dolan, Medical Vice President of Gundersen Health System from LaCrosse, Wisconsin will provide an overview of the Gunderson Health System’s physician-led, integrated community model.

Health care executives, physicians and providers are invited to attend a forum scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 15th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo. The forum is complimentary. For more information or to register visit http://www.jaeckle.com/futureofhealthcare.

The forum will feature a presentation by Dr. Michael Dolan, Medical Vice President of Gundersen Health System from LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Dr. Dolan will provide an overview of the Gunderson Health System’s physician-led, integrated community model. According to a 2010 study by the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, LaCrosse, Wisconsin has the lowest per capita Medicare costs in the nation. At the same time, an overall quality ranking of hospital referral regions by the Commonwealth Fund ranked LaCrosse #7 out of 306 regions studied. LaCrosse has proven that low costs and high quality can be an achievable goal.

The presentation will followed by a panel discussion and a Q&A session moderated by Larry Zielnski, MBA. Panelists include:

Ronald Mornelli, Senior Vice President, Chief Network Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
Dr. Michael Edbauer, Chief Medical Officer, Catholic Health System
Dr. Michael Cropp, President & CEO, Independent Health
Dr. L. Nelson Hopkins, CEO, The Jacobs Institute
Daniel Porreca, Executive Director, HealtheLink

The forum is being presented by Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP and Lumsden & McCormick, LLP, in collaboration with the Erie County Medical Society and the New York State Medical Group Management Association.

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