Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting was excited to sponsor Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce yesterday at the Health Care in Your Future Summit. Over 280 people were in attendance to discuss developments in health care, the outlook for the health care industry in the Fort Collins region and actions that could strengthen the health care sector.

 If you missed yesterday’s event, presentations can be found online and will continue to be added at:


Yesterday’s Agenda Included:

What’s the Problem with Health Care and How Did We Get Here? – Dr. Rulon Stacey, CEO of University of Colorado Health


Where You Stand on Health Care Reform Depends on Where You Sit: What Does All This Change Mean to Me?

        By David May, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO

        Yvonne Myers, Columbine Health Systems Director

        Jim Sampson, Flood & Peterson Benefits Executive

        Dr. Jim Sprowell, Associates in Family Medicine, Executive Director

        Kevin Unger, Poudre Valley Hospital President & CEO

        David Speights, Zila CEO, A Tolmar Company


This is Getting Old Fast: Aging in Northern Colorado – Elizabeth Garner, State of Colorado Demographer

       By Evan Hyatt, Pathways Hospice CEO

       Mike Maguire, Home Instead Senior Care Owner

       Yvonne Myers, Columbine Health Systems Director


All This Reform Stuff Sounds Expensive: Who Pays?

        By Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, Kaiser Permanente, Vice President of Government and External Relations

        Janet Pogar, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Vice President

        Cynthia Palmer, Colorado Choice Health Plans CEO

        Carl Smith, Poudre Valley Health System Vice President, Payor Relations

Money and Jobs: What Does All This Change Mean to the Economy of Northern Colorado? – Dr. Martin Shields, Colorado State University Regional Economist



Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce’s next major event is Celebrating Small Business day on March 25th – including a luncheon with a speaker, a spring showcase and an after hours.  Information can be found here

For additional comments or questions about Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Events, Please contact:

         Ann Hutchison, CAE
        Executive Vice President
        Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce


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