CEOs of Large U.S. Companies and Bipartisan Policy Center to Release Report on Improving America’s Health Through Innovation

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Joann Donnellan

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, September 16 at 1:30PM ET, chief executives of some of the nation’s largest companies will release a report on ways to advance the nation’s health through innovation.

Members of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) CEO Council on Health and Innovation include:

  • Dominic Barton, Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
  • Mark Bertolini, Chairman, CEO, and President, Aetna
  • Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson
  • Muhtar Kent (Co-chair), Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Lowell C. McAdam (Co-chair), Chairman and CEO, Verizon Communications
  • Brian T. Moynihan, CEO, Bank of America Corporation
  • Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD (Co-chair), Chairman and CEO, Institute for Advanced Health
  • Scott P. Serota, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • Gregory D. Wasson, President and CEO, Walgreen Co.

American companies and their employees bear about 45 percent of the nation’s health expenditures. The report by the CEO Council will detail the companies’ most successful strategies for improving health and health care. In addition, the report will issue a call to employers to join their commitment to improve the health of individuals and communities and improve the health care system.

Several CEO Council members will attend and discuss the report, including Muhtar Kent of The Coca-Cola Company, Lowell McAdam of Verizon Communications, Patrick Soon-Shiong of the Institute for Advanced Health, and Mark Bertolini of Aetna.

Additional participants include: Trent Haywood, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; Shubham Singhal, Director and Leader, Healthcare Systems and Services Practice, McKinsey & Company; Senator Tom Daschle, Former Senate Majority Leader and Co-Chair, Health Project, Bipartisan Policy Center; Jason Grumet, CEO and President, Bipartisan Policy Center; and Janet Marchibroda, Executive Director, CEO Council on Health and Innovation, Bipartisan Policy Center.

Members of the press wishing to attend, should email

Registration is required and press set up begins at 12:30PM. If you are interested in scheduling interviews about the report, please contact Joann Donnellan at (202) 204-2384 or

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Bipartisan Policy Center’s CEO Council on Health and Innovation, which includes nine of some of the nation’s largest employers, to release report on improving America’s health through innovation

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