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Future of Patient Care the Focus of CT Health Council’s June 25 Program

Jun 03, 2014
Connecticut Health Council

Future of Patient Care the Focus of CT Health Council’s June 25 Program

First Norwalk event to highlight ways to empower patients and improve health outcomes

When Randi Redmond Oster’s son was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, she felt powerless to help him, mostly because she was not familiar with the most effective ways to navigate the health care industry. Today, not only is the Fairfield resident knowledgeable, but she empowers loved ones with the skills to navigate the changes in health care, which she believes will ultimately help improve medical outcomes.

Redmond Oster is a patient care reform advocate and an award-winning writer and author of Questioning Protocol: An Empowering Toolkit and Personal Memoir. She will discuss her experiences and continued work during the Connecticut Health Council’s “The Patient is the Future” event on Wednesday, June 25th from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 99 East Avenue in Norwalk.

Following Redmond Oster’s remarks, a panel of experts will discuss the issue of patient care. They include:  Dr. Ryan O’Connell, vice president of Performance & Risk Management, Bridgeport Hospital and president, Greater Bridgeport Medical Association; Dr. Daniel Gottschall, FACOG, chief medical officer, Women’s Health USA, chairman of the Board, St. Vincent’s Health Services, and vice chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; and, Dr. Peter Bowers, chief medical officer, Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield.

“We’re delighted to convene leaders on the topic of patient care and reform,” said Oz Griebel, president and CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance, which provides the operational support for the Council. “Informed and engaged patients will be an ever more important key to improving outcomes and controlling costs, and we’re pleased that the Council can provide a forum for this important topic.”    

Tickets for “The Patient is the Future” are $25/per person for Founding Partners and $50/per person for non-members.  To learn more and to register, visit:   
About the Connecticut Health Council
The Connecticut Health Council is an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a premier center for the development of businesses, initiatives and technology that improve health care and wellness both nationally and in the state. Representing health organizations from across the state, the Council strives to highlight the power of the state's health sector and support its continued growth and advancement. By fostering collaboration among health organizations and providing high-quality educational programming, the Connecticut Health Council will strengthen the connections between members of the sector and help showcase the health assets and resources across Connecticut. To learn more, please visit
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