Chamber produces Health Care Summit


Shannon Wilson.

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a half-day summit on health care for employers on Friday.

The Health Care Summit will take place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in Grand Rapids at Thousand Oaks Golf Club, at 4100 Thousand Oaks Dr. NE.

The event will feature discussions around disparities in health care and the factors limiting population health and wellness, impacting productivity and creating unnecessary costs.

Maureen Kirkwood, executive director of Health Net of West Michigan, will moderate a panel discussion on “What Employers Can Do to Impact Population Health and Health Disparities.”

The discussion will feature several panelists: Teresa Branson, deputy administrative health officer, Kent County Health Department; Shannon Wilson, executive director, Grand Rapids African American Health Institute; and Dr. Kenneth Fawcett, VP, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities.

Other keynote speakers will cover the impacts of specialty drugs costs, improvements in wellness technology and practical ideas for businesses.

Tickets to the summit are $55 a person. 


“Specialty Drugs: The Cost and What Employers Can Do”
Hiral Patel, manager and pharmacy marketing liaison, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

“The Future Trends and Technology Impacting Health Care”
Dr. Aamir Rehman, M.B.A., partner and physician consultant, Mercer

“15 Ideas to Take Away for Monday”
Matt Graves, account executive, Lighthouse Group

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