Health Care Experts to Present at Christiana Care's Inaugural Value Symposium

Apr 24, 2012, 09:25 ET from Christiana Care Health System

Discussion to focus on need for increased value of patient care

NEWARK, Del., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 30, 2012, Christiana Care Health System's Value Institute hosts its inaugural symposium titled "Value: Medicine's New Frontier," focusing on the evolving systems in the health care world and the ways in which to improve the value of patient care. The event features Dr. Robert J. Laskowski, president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System, and Dr. Timothy Gardner, interim Director of the Christiana Care Value Institute and past national president of the American Heart Association, along with other leading figures from among the nation's most respected institutions. Speakers address enhancing health care access, reducing costs and adding value to the patient's experience.

Christiana Care's Value Institute demonstrates its commitment to patient care by designing and studying systems of care that are more effective, more evidence-based, and more efficient in order to deliver better outcomes at lower costs. The Institute is using the symposium to highlight initiatives being used to inform and educate the health care community on the challenges – and possible solutions – associated with delivering greater value to patients.

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D – Delaware
Dr. Robert J. Laskowski, President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System        
Dr. Timothy Gardner, Interim Director of the Christiana Care Value Institute and past national president of the American Heart Association
Dr. David Nash, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Peter J. Slavin, President of Massachusetts General Hospital
Arkadi Kuhlmann, Founder of ING Direct USA
Dr.Virginia L. Hood, President of the American College of Physicians
Dr. Michael Lauer, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

WHAT: Christiana Care Health System's Inaugural Value Symposium: "Value: Medicine's New Frontier"

John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
Christiana Care Health System's Stanton Campus
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718

WHEN: Monday, April 30, 2012 from 8:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET
Please call or email to schedule an interview at any time.

For more information, please visit  To speak with Dr. Laskowski, Dr. Gardner or any of the other symposium participants, please contact Hiran J. Ratnayake at or (302) 327-3327.

Christiana Care Health System is a not-for-profit, major teaching health system that includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, a home health care service, preventive medicine and  rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services.


SOURCE Christiana Care Health System