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The Health Law Practice of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a sponsor of the Women Business Leaders (WBL) of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation and WBL’s 12th Annual Summit.

Karen S. Lovitch, a Member and Practice Leader of Mintz Levin’s Health Law Practice, and Deborah A. Daccord, a Member of the firm’s Health Law Practice and Co-chair of the Healthcare Deal Lawyers working group, are both WBL Foundation Associates. Foundation membership is by invitation only.  Ms. Daccord is also on the WBL’s Advisory Board. 

The WBL Summit will be a gathering of more than 180 Board members, CEOs, and other senior executive women from the $2 trillion health care industry.  The three day event will help these senior leaders study ways to innovate the business of health care, as they compete to stay at the cutting edge in an industry under intense pressure and undergoing tremendous change.  The Summit also focuses on increasing visibility for senior executive women from the health care industry for board of director positions with companies across the entire U.S. economy.
The Summit will be held March 20-22 at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, Texas. 

Notable speakers at the Summit will include:

Dr. Molly Joel Coye, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA Health System– on disruptive new competitors and entrants to the market
Carol Burt, Board member of Vanguard Health Systems, WellCare, and Emergency Services Medical Corporation (EMSC)– on innovation and the role of the board
Deborah Wince-Smith, President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness– on the innovation imperative: challenges and opportunities for U.S. competitiveness
Myrtle Potter, CEO, Myrtle Potter Company LLC– on how accountability to customers fosters quality innovation

Other sponsors of the Summit include: Healthways, McKesson, Pinstripe Healthcare, UnitedHealthGroup, Catholic Health Initiatives, DST Health Solutions, Navigant, Perkins + Will, The Anson Group/EBG Advisors, Chandler Group Executive Search, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Leadership Council, Kaiser Permanente, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan, TEAMHealth, Trustmark Companies, UPMC, HealthHelp, Herman Miller Healthcare, LockeLord LLP, MEDecision, Modern Healthcare, Spirit of Women, SFA Consulting, zeOmega, and founding sponsor EpsteinBeckerGreen

Attorneys in Mintz Levin’s Health Law Practice, many of whom have held senior government positions or served as in-house counsel, represent for-profit and non-profit, domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business and legal transactions, challenges and issues that they confront both on a daily basis and in bet-the-company matters. Clients span the full spectrum of the industry, including hospital systems, managed care organizations, laboratories, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, behavioral health companies, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers.

The Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to address the unmet needs of the senior executive women of the U.S. health care industry.   There are over 3,000 senior executive women and women board members in the WBL network.  The goal of the invitation-only WBL network is to help these senior executive women in the health care industry improve their businesses and continue to grow professionally, such as through corporate board opportunities.  The WBL Foundation also serves as a resource to companies and search firms seeking board members. In addition to its Summits, WBL holds a variety of other programming and networking opportunities, including receptions at major health care industry conferences and educational events.