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Here's To Us: August 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gabrielle Costabile
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Here's To Us recognizes the great work and accomplishments of all WBL members. You
can view these updates anytime on our website under Latest News. Submit your
news for the October issue by October 10.


Ceci Connolly, CEO/President, ACHP, has recently had an op-ed published in Morning Consult on community partnerships and the response to the opioid epidemic. Read the article here.

Annalisa Cooper has joined Express Scripts as the Vice President of Account Management, Public Sector.


WBL Bronze Sponsor, the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), convened over 70 organizations representing physicians, hospitals, insurers, drug and device manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, employers and patients among others.  In June, the group released first-of-their-kind comprehensive recommendations aimed at addressing the escalating opioid crisis in the United States. The “Roadmap for Action” gives clear guidance to healthcare leaders, lawmakers, and regulators on comprehensive approaches to stemming the crisis, which has led to an average of more than 115 people in America dying every day from opioid addiction.  HLC members also developed a compendium detailing successful private sector innovations to combat opioid misuse and addiction.


Aveus, LLC has been acquired by Medecision, Inc., a WBL Platinum Sponsor. WBL Member Chris LaVictoire Mahai was named President of Aveus, a division of Medecision.


Martha Lawrence, CEO & Co-Founder, AccendoWave, presented AccendoWave's machine learning pain measurement technology at the LAEDC Forum - The Future of Healthcare Innovation.


Nkem Okeke, Executive Vice President, Healthcare, Management Solutions, LLC authored a publication on payer-provider collaborative to transform care delivery for high risk patients and reduce per capita cost. Download the full article here.

Terri Pascarelli, CEO, AIT Bioscience, LLC received the 2018 Strategic Transformation Achievement Recognition (STAR) award from the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA).


WBL Diamond Sponsor, Tivity Health, has named two new women to their Board of Directors: Sara Finley and Beth Jacob.


Annette Walker has been named President of City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center in Orange County, CA.


Congratulations to the following WBL members who have been named to the 2018-2019 Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors:

  • Mary Flipse, SVP, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, and Corporate Secretary, Tivity Health, Inc.
  • Claire Tucker, CEO and President, CapStar Bank
  • Edna Willingham, President, Amerigroup Community Care TN

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