Katrina Hero, Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret.), to Speak on H1N1 Flu Preparedness at Press Briefing Following AmeriHealth Mercy/PerformRx Conference

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Eric J. Berman, DO, MS, Chief Medical Officer, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Will Also Participate.

Keystone Mercy Health Plan, a member of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies and the largest medical assistance care organization in Pennsylvania, invites members of the press to join Lt. General Russel Honoré , who is best known for his management of the recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina, in a post-presentation news briefing following his remarks to approximately 100 health care and pharmaceutical industry CEO's, managers and administrators at the PerformRx Innovations IV Conference on September 30, 2009.

Joining General Honoré as he fields questions on preparing for disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and H1N1 (swine) flu virus, will be Eric J. Berman, DO, MS, chief medical officer, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, who is responsible for all Medical Affairs initiatives including utilization, case and disease management and quality management.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is predicting that more than 40 percent of Americans could contract the flu this season and the death rate could be triple the yearly seasonal flu average of 36,000.

PerformRx, a member of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, provides pharmacy benefit management services for managed Medicaid and Medicare clients.

WHO:            

  • Lt. General Russel Honoré (Ret.), former Joint Task Force Katrina commander and expert in disaster preparedness and leadership.
  • Eric J. Berman, DO, MS, chief medical officer, Keystone Mercy Health Plan
  • Approximately 100 Health Care and Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders

WHEN:         
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:     
Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel
The Grand Ballroom
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

CONTACT:
Jennifer Chapple
Tel: (215) 922-7184
Cell: (215) 260-4767

Keith Eckert
Tel: (215) 863-6762
Cell: (215) 527-7577

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