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April 23, 2013

CT docs to discuss surgical quality progress

Some of the state's top doctors will meet Friday at the State Capitol to talk about the state of health care in Connecticut.

The "American College of Surgeons forum on Surgical Health Care Quality," will include a panel of experts who will discuss how surgeons and other clinicians, hospitals, health plans, and government can work together to achieve better patient outcomes and increase the value of health care.

The forum will also highlight the success of the Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative and its goal to expand partnerships with additional hospitals and health care organizations throughout the state.

Expert panelists will include:

  • Andrew Baskin, MD, National Medical Director for Quality and Provider Performance Measurement, Aetna
  • Colleen Desai, MSN, RN, CEN, Trauma Program Manager, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center; President-Elect, Connecticut Emergency Nurses Association
  • Alison L. Hong, MD, Director, Quality and Patient Safety, Connecticut Hospital Association
  • Kathleen LaVorgna, MD, FACS, President, ACS Connecticut Chapter; Past President, Connecticut State Medical Society; Private Practice Surgeon, Norwalk Hospital
  • Kevin Lembo, Comptroller, State of Connecticut
  • Donna L. O'Shea, MD, MBA, Market Medical Director, Connecticut, UnitedHealthcare
  • Rocco Orlando III, MD, FACS, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Hartford HealthCareRocco Orlando III, MD, FACS, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Hartford HealthCare
  • Dr. Scott Ellner of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

The forum is being presented in partnership with the Connecticut State Medical Society, CT Chapter of American College of Surgeons, and the Connecticut Surgical Quality Collaborative.

Kevin Counihan, CEO of Access Health CT, will give the keynote speech. The program will be held at the Old Judiciary Room in the State Capitol, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the forum running from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am.

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