Health Care Summit


Get the facts and learn the options for your business.

Each year, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a half-day Health Care Summit featuring experts with the latest health care insights and facts to help you make decisions for your business. The Health Care Summit offers up-to-date details on how to navigate changes in the law, control costs, and take a look at what’s on the horizon.

Over 250 community leaders, business owners, CEOs, presidents and human resource professionals join the informative discussion. Whether you’re an employer with concerns about the rising health care costs or are interested in learning more about the impact of federal health care reform, then this event is for you.

How are disparities in health care limiting population health and wellness, impacting productivity, and creating unnecessary costs?

Learn from industry experts the stats on what is happening and what can be done to improve population health during the panel discussion.

Health-Care-SummitWhat Employers Can Do to Impact Population Health and Health Disparities.
Moderator: Maureen Kirkwood, executive director of Health Net of West Michigan
Panelists: Teresa L. Branson, deputy administrative health officer at Kent County Health DepartmentShannon Wilson, executive director at Grand Rapids African American Health InstituteKenneth J. Fawcett, MD, vice president of Healthier Communities – Spectrum Health

The half-day summit will also feature keynote speakers to bring you up to date information on multiple topics, including The Future Trends and Technology Impacting Health Care and 15 Ideas to Take Away for Monday.

Hiral Patel, manager and pharmacy marketing liaison at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, will present Specialty Drugs: The Cost and What Employers Can Do.

Over 250 community leaders, business owners, CEOs, presidents and human resource professionals join the informative discussion at the annual Health Care Summit. Find out what’s on the horizon of health care and how to cultivate a healthy workforce when you attend. We’ll see you there!

Date | Friday, September 30, 2016
Time | 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location | Thousand Oaks Golf Club, 4100 Thousand Oaks Dr. NE
Cost | $50 members, $55 future members or late registration starting Friday, September 23

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2016 Sponsors

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network

Event Underwriters



Priority Health

Corporate Benefactor

Spectrum Health logo

Chamber Champions
Chemical Bank
Davenport University’s IPEx
i3 Business Solutions, LLC
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Lighthouse Group
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Entrepreneur Sponsors
Alano Club of Kent County
Edify North
MedExpress® Urgent Care
OnSite Wellness
US Signal
The Wellness Champions

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be visible before an audience of focused business leaders preparing for the impact of health care issues and their effect on West Michigan businesses.

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Joshua Verhulst, for sponsorship information.