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NAM to hold educational healthcare summit in Hollywood, FL.

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September 9, 2008 - The NAM and DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance will present nationally recognized health benefits leaders from various U.S. manufacturing companies for the annual Integrated Care Summit from September 8-10. The 2+ day educational event will focus on effective prevention, wellness, and disease management strategies for the workplace. It will also feature the C-Suite Panel for Small- to Medium-Size Employers with additional industry expert speakers.

National Association of Manufacturing - Washington, DC

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NAM Health Care Summit in Florida - Sept 8-10

Press release date: September 3, 2008

Nationally Recognized Experts in Employee Health Care Benefits, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management to Speak at September Integrated Care Summit Sept. 8-10 in Florida WHAT: The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance present nationally recognized health benefits leaders from a variety of U.S. manufacturing companies for the annual Integrated Care Summit, a two-plus day educational event focused on effective prevention, wellness and disease management strategies for the workplace. The Summit responds to the growing threat chronic conditions, such as obesity and diabetes, pose to the health and productivity of the nation's workforce. WHO: Summit keynote speakers include: James Mault, MD, Director, Health Solutions Group, Microsoft. A key figure in the development of Microsoft's "HealthVault" system of personal health records and related applications, Dr. Mault has more than 25 years' experience in clinical medicine, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and health technology. David M. Spratt, DO, Vice President, Medical Administration, Crown Cork & Seal Company. As the top medical executive for one of the world's leading suppliers of consumer product packaging, Dr. Spratt has generated significant savings for the company's self-insured medical plan through industry-leading health screening programs, including those for breast, prostate and skin cancer. Scott M. Wooten, CPA, MBA, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Alegent Health. Wooten brings nearly 20 years of health care senior financial management experience to Alegent, which comprises nine acute care hospitals, more than 100 sites of service, more than 1,300 staff physicians and 9,000 employees. C-Suite Panel for Small- to Medium-Size Employers Sandra Westlund-Deenihan, President & Design Engineer, Quality Float Works. By harnessing her passion for manufacturing, Westlund-Deenihan turned a family business, a metal float manufacturing company, into an industry pacesetter. The company recently received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Blue Ribbon Award for continued strides in innovation and service. Westlund-Deenihan serves on the NAM's board of directors. Kent E. Dubbe, Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Development, Ariel Corp. At Ariel Corp., the world's leader in the design and manufacture of reciprocating natural gas compressors, Dubbe oversees all aspects of human relations, including safety and environment, customer training, employee development and change management. Kendig Kneen, CEO, Al-jon. Since 1988, Kneen has been chief executive of Al-jon Inc., a family-owned and operated manufacturer of scrap processing equipment, such as car crushers, balers and landfill compactors. With more than $50 million in sales annually, Al-jon is a recognized industry leader and involved with industry organizations worldwide, including the NAM board of directors. WHEN: Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 through Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 WHERE: The Integrated Care Summit Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, Hollywood, Fla. HOW: Media credentials providing full access to all aspects of the Summit are available. Submit requests to Carl Graziano at or (202) 737-5781. About NAM The National Association of Manufacturers is the nation's largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAM has 11 additional offices across the country. Visit the NAM's award winning Web site at for more information about manufacturing and the economy. About DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance convenes all stakeholders providing services along the care continuum toward the goal of population health improvement. These care continuum services include strategies, such as health and wellness promotion, disease management, and care coordination. DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance promotes the role of population health improvement in raising the quality of care, improving health outcomes and reducing preventable health care costs for individuals with chronic conditions and those at risk of developing chronic conditions. DMAA activities in support of these efforts include advocacy, research and the promotion of best practices in care management. DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 corporate and individual stakeholders-including wellness, disease and care management organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers and benefits managers, health information technology innovators, biotechnology innovators, employers, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, and researchers and academicians. Visit DMAA online at Contacts: Carl Graziano September 3, 2008
DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance
(202) 737-5980 Laura Narvaiz
National Association of Manufacturers
(202) 637-3104


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