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Upcoming LVBCH Events 

May 5, 2016 -- LVBCH 36th Annual Conference
"Healthcare in Transition: Strategies to Increase Healthcare Value"
            

Date: Thursday, 5/5/16         Time: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location:
DeSales University, University Center Building, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034
Featured Speakers:
     - Mark A. Caron, CHCIO, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Geneia
     - Robert Laszewski, President, Health Policy and Strategy Associates
     - Steve Miller, MD, Senior VP & Chief Medical Officer, Express Scripts
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event. 
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
This event is for all LVBCH members.
Invitations will be sent in March 2016.
Registration deadline: Monday, April 11, 2016
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 May 17, 2016 -- Healthcare Systems Engineering Symposium
"What Does Healthcare Actually Cost?"


Date: Tuesday, 5/17/16         Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Location:
Lehigh University, Mountaintop Campus, Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Room
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event. 
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
This event is for all LVBCH members.
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May to June, 2016 -- LVBCH is Sponsoring 13 American Cancer Society
"Relay for Life" Events in Lehigh, Northampton & Berks Counties

Participation is EASY, simply click one of the links below:

 

News Updates

LVBCH Announces the Release of Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores - 04/25/16

Bethlehem, PA (April 25, 2016) – The Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH) announced today the release of the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores, published by national nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group.  Assigning A, B, C, D, and F letter grades, the Score provides the most complete picture of avoidable hospital errors, accidents and infections that kill or harm tens of thousands of patients every year.  New for this update are the grading factors in five measures of patient experience that have been correlated with the hospital’s safety record, as well as two common and deadly infections, MRSA and C.diff.  In Pennsylvania, grades were assigned to 132 hospitals with 33 (25%) receiving an A, the highest letter grade, meaning those hospitals are safer than others in the U.S.  Two of the three hospitals that have received “Straight As” since 2013 are local hospitals -- Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg.

“There will always be more work to be done in our area to provide the best care for the families living in our communities,” said Tom Croyle, LVBCH President.  “We are so proud to work with all of our hospitals and recognize the commitment they are making to improve care.  In particular today we commend our ‘A’ hospitals, and look forward to the day when all our community’s hospitals will earn an ‘A’”.

To read the entire news release about the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Scores and see the complere list of the 33 hospitals in PA that scored an 'A' in this latest update, click here.

For hospital ratings in your area, click the image below or visit: www.hospitalsafetyscore.org

 

Capital BlueCross New Hospital Recognition Program Improves Quality of Care for Customers - 01/06/16

Harrisburg, PA (Jan. 6, 2016) – Capital BlueCross today announced an agreement with The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization focused on health care quality and safety, that will establish a regional hospital recognition program to help employers and consumers in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley make more informed health care decisions. 

Capital BlueCross is the first health insurer in Pennsylvania, and the second health insurer nationwide, to partner with The Leapfrog Group on this type of health care quality recognition program. The company will work with the organization to evaluate hospital performance and provide consumer-friendly results.

“Our number-one priority is to ensure our customers have access to the highest quality care possible,” said Dr. Jennifer Chambers, Capital BlueCross senior vice president and chief medical officer. “Working with The Leapfrog Group will enable us to better measure hospital quality, reward high-performing hospitals, and help customers make informed decisions for themselves and their families. This partnership is another way Capital BlueCross is doing more for our customers so they can live healthy.” 

To read the entire news release about the new hospital recognition program, click here.

 

Recent LVBCH Events

March 29, 2016 -- LVBCH Employer Forum Sponsored by FNBC & bswift
"LVBCH's Private Exchange in Action - Now and in the Future"

 

Date: Thursday, 3/29/16         Time: 8:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:
Glasbern Inn Lodge, 2141 Packhouse Road, Fogelsville, PA
Sponsored by
First Niagara Benefits Consulting (FNBC) and bswift
Featured Sepakers:
     - Scott Fair, First Vice President, FNBC
     - Sharyn McCormick, Assistant Vice President, FNBC
     - Don Garlitz, Senior Vice President, bswift
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event. 
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
This event is for LVBCH EMPLOYER Members ONLY!
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March 10, 2016 -- LVBCH Roundtable Sponsored by Merck
"Trends in Benefit Design Evolution"

 

Date: Thursday, 3/10/16         Time: 8:00 am - 10:45 am
Location:
Glasbern Inn Lodge, 2141 Packhouse Road, Fogelsville, PA
Sponsored by
Merck
Featured Speaker:
    - Bruce Sherman, MD (Medical Director for Ohio Based Employers Health Coalition)
Registration Required - You must register to attend this event. 
Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.
This event is for all LVBCH members.
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Click here to View Dr Sherman's Slides