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Herman Miller Healthcare Drives Sustainability Efforts Forward at WBL’s 12th Annual Summit

March 14, 2013

Herman Miller Healthcare announced its Summit Green sponsorship today, supporting the sustainability efforts of the Women Business Leaders (WBL) of the U.S. Healthcare Industry Foundation at WBL’s 12th Annual Summit. The Summit will be held March 20-22 at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. 

The three-day WBL Summit  will help more than 180 board members, CEOs, and other senior executive women from the healthcare industry study ways to innovate the business of healthcare as they compete to stay at the cutting edge in an industry undergoing tremendous change. Through the support of Green sponsors, including Herman Miller Healthcare, the event will also remain paperless and encourage recycling throughout its duration.

“As a long-standing sustainability advocate, with roots in innovation, Herman Miller Healthcare is proud to be a Summit Green sponsor for ‘At the Cutting Edge: Innovating the Business of Healthcare’”, said Louise McDonald, president, Herman Miller Healthcare. “This event not only aligns with philosophies we as a company are deeply committed to, but provides senior female executive leaders from across the industry with the opportunity to meet, collaborate and drive the next generation of healthcare forward.”

Notable speakers at the Summit include:

  • Dr. Molly Joel Coye, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA Health System – on disruptive new competitors and entrants to the market 
  • Carol Burt, Board member of Vanguard Health Systems, WellCare, and Emergency Services Medical Corporation (EMSC) – on innovation and the role of the board 
  • Deborah Wince-Smith, President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness – on the innovation imperative: challenges and opportunities for U.S. competitiveness 
  • Myrtle Potter, CEO, Myrtle Potter Company LLC – on how accountability to customers fosters quality innovation

Other sponsors of the Summit include:

Healthways, McKesson, Pinstripe Healthcare, UnitedHealthGroup, Catholic Health Initiatives, DST Health Solutions, MintzLevin, Navigant, Perkins + Will, The Anson Group/EBG Advisors, Chandler Group Executive Search, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Leadership Council, Kaiser Permanente, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, TEAMHealth, Trustmark Companies, UPMC, HealthHelp, LockeLord LLP, MEDecision, Modern Healthcare, Spirit of Women, SFA Consulting, zeOmega, and founding sponsor EpsteinBeckerGreen.

For more information about the WBL Summit, visit www.wblsummit.org.

About WBL
The Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to address the unmet needs of the senior executive women of the U.S. health care industry. The goal of the invitation-only WBL network is to help these senior executive women in the health care industry improve their businesses and continue to grow professionally, such as through corporate board opportunities. The WBL Foundation also serves as a resource to companies and search firms seeking board members. In addition to its Summits, WBL holds a variety of other programming and networking opportunities, including receptions at major health care industry conferences and educational events.

About Herman Miller’s Healthcare Businesses
Herman Miller Healthcare and Nemschoff bring over 80 years of combined experience and a deep understanding of healthcare environments to help clients think strategically about their space—beyond furniture. They leverage this rich insight and an unparalleled product offering to create adaptive environments across the care continuum that are better for patients and smarter for business. Through a network of clinical strategists, designers, application specialists and sales professionals, the companies provide research-based, problem-solving solutions to improve working and healing environments. Herman Miller is a charter member of the Health Facility Institute; a Pebble Partner with the Center for Health Design; an Industry Partner of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Design; and now a member of the Planetree Visionary Design Network (PVDN), the first manufacturer to be awarded this distinction.

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