WASHINGTON, November 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The National Alliance of Health Buyers (National Alliance) recognized the efforts of employers / buyers, coalitions, physicians և health programs at its 25th Annual Forum. Turner Industries և Phifer Incorporated received the 2021 Employer / Buyer Excellence Award; The Michigan Economic Alliance has been awarded the 2021 Membership Leadership Award; Dr. Mohannad Kusti was awarded the first prize for the guidance of the Medical Director. ign Cigna և Kaiser Permanente Washington has been selected for the 2021 eValue8 ™ Innovations Award.

“Leadership has never been more critical than it is today,” said Michael Thompson, chairman and chief executive officer of the National Alliance. “Industry leaders and organizations are great examples of stakeholders committed to improving the health and well-being of their workforce, as well as the value of health care in their communities.”

The Employer / Buyer Excellence Award is given to a large և medium-sized employer or buyer who demonstrates leadership և innovation ընդհանուր overall health և promoting health values ​​through their approach to supporting benefit programs և design, employee involvement և coalition efforts. Previous winners include Qualcomm, The Walt Disney Company, Walmart, Merrill Steel, Brakebush Brothers, Southwire, East Penn International and The Boeing Company.

Turner Industries, based in Baton Rouge, LA, has facilities throughout the United States. Turner Industries Group, LLC provides prison services, solutions to the country’s heavy industry, and supporting fuel and energy companies. As an active member of the Houston Health Business Coalition, the company was recognized for its efforts to collaborate with valuable health care systems locally to provide navigators in the workplace to help employees manage their health. The program is successful in improving health և Managing spending by saving about 2% of total health plan spending by 2020 և Reducing spending by one member’s monthly plan by 2020 by 40%.

“Turner Industries is honored to receive this Employer of Excellence Award,” said Dan Burke, CEO of Turner Industries, Group Corporate Benefits. “While we are proud of our achievements in the field of welfare, it is not done in a vacuum. The member organizations of the National Alliance help to strengthen the voice of employers in the field of healthcare, to serve as an aggregator of innovation for them. members. “

Phifer Incorporated A privately owned manufacturing company in Tuscaloosa, Ala, Phifer Incorporated is the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum’s glass-fiber insect screens, with a life of 2,800. A member of the Alabama Employers’ Health Consortium, the company has been recognized for developing a new adaptive health strategy for its efforts to use a health center in its workplace to address stagnant health standards and an unstable cost curve. Through the Primary Care Initiative, program members have better access to primary care, with a 21% increase in visits by 2020. Pfeiffer also reduced staff costs by 52% and developed a retirement plan for both health and wellness. health.

“On behalf of the Pfeiffer Health Team, we are honored to be part of a family-owned company that supports and promotes healthcare innovations to provide affordable, world-class care for our employees,” said Russell DuBooz, Vice President of Human Resources. For Phifer Incorporated. “Our ability to innovate and challenge the status quo with a mindset of continuous improvement is central to our pursuit of health excellence, leading to healthier, happier families, which contributes to business success.”

The Michigan Economic Alliance Next year, the Michigan Economic Alliance (EAM) will celebrate its 40th anniversary by serving as the Michigan Employer / Buyer Voice և catalyst for change to provide patient-based, high-quality health care for all. . The Coalition has been rewarded for its efforts to lead health policy at both the state and national levels, as well as with other coalitions of employers across the country. EAM has raised awareness of patient safety through its work with The Leapfrog Group և EAM Hospital Patient Safety Awards. Other health initiatives that bring together different stakeholders to improve quality և access to care include the Maternity Care Project, the Oncology Symposium Series և Pharmaceutical Roundtables.

“Because health benefits are one of the biggest costs for employers, EAM is about access to health care,” said Brett Jackson, President of EAM. “Thank you to the National Alliance for this recognition և to the EAM members for their commitment to patient safety, equity of health հաս access to high quality care.”

Dr. Mohannad Kusti Mohannad Kusti, MD, MPH, Corporate Medical Director for Pivot Onsite-Innovations, formerly with the United States Steel Corporation, and currently a corporate medical consultant with Komatsu America Corp., Teradata և Clinical Protocol Advisory Board Member For COVID protocol management. and Occupational Mental Health Programs at Flairz Health, has been selected for the First Director of Medical Director Award. Dr.

Cigna և Kaiser Permanente Washington Cigna և Kaiser Permanente Washington has been selected for the eValue8 Innovation Award, which recognizes the innovative work of health programs և measurable results in eValue8, a national alliance resource used by buyers in the health plan և for measuring and evaluating the benefits manager. quality և performance.

Cigna was awarded the Distress Screening for Whole-Person Health program, a tool designed և widely integrated into its specialist management services to save money for patients համար for sponsor planning. Kaiser Permanente has been recognized for its Community Resource Assessment, an integrated role in the primary care office designed to link patients to the psychosocial needs that arise during their care.

About the National Alliance of Health Buyers Coalitions The National Alliance of Health Buyers Coalitions (National Alliance) is the only non-profit, buyer-led organization with a national-regional structure dedicated to health values ​​across the country. Its members represent the private sector, the nonprofit Taft-Hartley, and more than 45 million Americans, who spend more than $ 300 billion a year on health care. To learn more, visit Nationalalliancehealth.org վ contact us Twitter: և LinkedIn.

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