Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting is pleased to announce our recent participation as Silver-Level Sponsors for Colorado Healthcare Strategy and Management (CHSM). Though our sponsorship, we continue to support CHSM’s mission to bring outstanding educational opportunities to the Rocky Mountain healthcare community.

Join Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting at CHSM’s next event:  Integrated Delivery Systems: The Right Choice For Quality Healthcare?


 Healthcare reform and modern-day economics are sparking a renewed drive toward integration of care into one seamless team providing the right help at the right time. While integrated delivery systems (IDS) promise higher quality care, lower costs, and competitive advantages, the results have been mixed. In Colorado, however, three organizations have been operating successful integrated healthcare systems for more than a decade. Join us as executives from Colorado Springs Health Partners, New West Management Services Organization and University Physicians discuss clinical integration strategies, key success factors, and the challenges they face in the brave new world of healthcare reform. Don’t miss this important event!

 When:   November 11th, 2011 7:00 AM   –   9:00 AM 

 Location: Doubletree Denver Tech Center – Indigo Room, 7801 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2508

 Contact Phone: 303-265-9224



 Program Speakers

 Ruth N. Benton, MBA, CEO, New West Management Services Organization, Inc. and New West Physicians, P.C. 

 Deborah L. Chandler, MBA, CMPE, EVP/CEO, Colorado Springs Health Partners

 Elizabeth D. Kissick, MBA, Director of Health Plan Development at University Physicians, Inc.


Program Details

 Registration: Breakfast and Networking 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

 Presentation: 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


About Our Speakers

 Ruth N. Benton, MBA, CEO, New West Management Services Organization, Inc., New West Physicians, P.C. (collectively, New West) is the founder and owner of New West, a primary care group practice.  The company has grown to $50 million in revenue with 300 employees in 17 locations in the Denver area.  Previously, Ruth served as the vice president for HealthOne, HealthCare United, and HMO Colorado.  For the past five years, she has been one of Denver Business Journal’s “Most Influential Health Care Leaders in Colorado”.

 Deborah L. Chandler, MBA, CMPE, EVP/CEO, Colorado Springs Health Partners, has over 25 years experience in multi-specialty group management and administration, including over 10 years as CEO for Anchor Heatlh Centers in Florida.  Debbie serves on the boards of Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development, the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Community Health Partners, Pikes Peak Workforce, and Southern Colorado American Heart Association.

 Elizabeth D. Kissick, MBA, Director of Health Plan Development at University Physicians, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation supporting medical services operations for the clinical practice of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  She oversees all commercial contract transactions, rental network development and management, and business activities associated with population management within a faculty practice plan.  Previousy, Liz served as Senior Manager for Managed Care at Johns Hopkins Medical Services Systems.

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