Secretary Sebelius to Highlight Innovation in Health Care

Secretary Sebelius to visit Houston, tour Ben Taub General Hospital and address the American Medical Student Association

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS):


  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will visit Houston to discuss how hospitals and health care providers are finding innovative ways to improve patient care. She will tour Ben Taub General Hospital, which has been a leader in hospital innovation through care coordination, usage of information technology, and prevention efforts. Secretary Sebelius will highlight how hospitals and health care providers around the country are finding innovative ways to improve care by promoting care coordination, using health information technology and emphasizing prevention, and how the Obama Administration is supporting those efforts, in particular through the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act. Following her visit to Ben Taub General Hospital, she will deliver remarks at the American Medical Student Association’s 2012 Annual Convention, emphasizing how medical students can become leaders in the field and the Obama Administration’s health care innovation efforts.


Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Friday, March 9, 2012
11:15 a.m - Hospital tour begins
1:00 p.m - Remarks at the AMSA 2012 Annual Convention


Ben Taub Hospital
1504 Taub Loop, Houston, Texas 77030
AMSA 2012 Annual Convention
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002


Press Inquiries: Keith Maley, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, [email protected]

Hospital Information: Bryan McLeod, Ben Taub General Hospital, 713-566-6430

Convention Information: Kim Cunningham, American Medical Student Association, [email protected] or 781-223-4042


Events are open to credentialed members of the media only


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Texas

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Practice Management  Health  Hospitals  Public Policy/Government  Healthcare Reform  Public Policy  White House/Federal Government  General Health  Managed Care



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