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2019 Innovators

2018 Innovators

In October 2018, Health Care Innovators was established to engage the senior leadership of health care organizations, broaden the partnership’s employer outreach and to assess and establish regional health care priorities. Health Care Innovators brought together additional senior executives and key stakeholders to ensure that the direction of Health Care Connect (HCC) was current and focused on the most critical issues facing the region’s health care industry.

Reconvening  in October 2019, Innovators reaffirmed for the Partnership that the primary challenge facing the industry remains insufficient access to behavioral health services (mental health and addiction)—including addressing the opioid crisis.  Attendees were also fascinated by presentations by Neuroflow and Starship Health Technologies.

2020 Innovators Meeting

The 2020 Health Care Innovators Forum was held via Zoom on Wednesday, October 28th 2020. There were more than 40 attendees for the initial presentation, along with 80 students attending from CCIU’s Practical Nursing Program.  The event link has been viewed countless times and is available below.

Attached are notes from the event.

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2019 Innovators Attendees

Back Row Left to Right
Lisa Collins, Managing Director, Accenture
Will Crowley, Marketing Manager, Neuroflow
Thomas P. Shivers, CEO and President, FourStone Partners
Dennis Gregory, Regional VP of Operations, Genesis Healthcare
Melinda Decker, Global Biopharmaceutical Leader
Vanessa Briggs, President and CEO, Brandywine Health Foundation
Michael Long, VP and General Manager, Cerner
Adam Pardes, COO and Co-Founder, Neuroflow

Front Row (Seated) Left to Right
Margaret Cassidy, VP/Chief Quality Officer Compliance, Jennersville Hospital/Tower Health
Dr. Claire Mooney, DNP, MBA,RN,CCRN,NEA-BC, Jennersville Hospital/Tower Health President and CEO (HCC Chair)
Mary Kay Owen, Consultant, HCC/CCEDC
Kim Bowman, Director, Chester County Department of Human Services
Gary Smith, President and CEO, CCEDC

2018 Innovators Attendees

Back Row Left to Right
John Brunner, Executive Director, Freedom Village
Dr. Scott McCurley, Medical Director/Chairman, Dept Emergency Medicine, Northeast Group TeamHealth Emergency Medicine
Jim Paradis President and CEO, Paoli Hospital/Main Line Health
Edward Breiner, President, Waln Run Investments LLC
Michael Hanlon, Owner/President, Advanced Medical Home Care Supplies
Michael Duncan, President and CEO, Chester County Hospital/Penn Medicine
Dennis Gregory, Regional VP of Operations, Genesis Healthcare
Melinda Decker, Global Biopharmaceutical Leader
Mary Kay Owen , Consultant, HCC/CCEDC

Front Row Left to Right
Maureen Tomoschuk, Executive Director, Community Volunteers in Medicine
Michael Long, VP and General Manager, Cerner
Ed Tufaro, VP Operations , Rothman Orthopaedic
Vanessa Briggs, President and CEO, Brandywine Health Foundation
Jeanne Meikrantz, Executive Director, The ARC of Chester County
Margaret Cassidy, VP/Chief Quality Officer Compliance, Jennersville Hospital/Tower Health

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Health Care Connect is an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council and is funded in part by the private sector with grant funding, received from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry through the Chester County Workforce Development Board.