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Media Advisory

Regional Launch of HHS National Partnership for Patients Friday morning at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez

New Initiative Funded by Affordable Care Act

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Congressman George Miller, HHS Regional Director Herb K. Schultz,
CMS Regional Administrator David Sayen and
Contra Costa Medical Center CEO Anna Roth to Highlight,
New National Partnership for Patients

MARTINEZ — On Friday, HHS Region 9 Director Herb K. Schultz, Congressman George Miller and Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Anna Roth, will join consumers, industry representatives, and other key health care stakeholders to highlight the historic reforms of the Affordable Care Act. The new initiative, Partnership for Patients, will help save 60,000 lives by stopping millions of preventable injuries and complications in patient care over the next three years, improving quality and containing costs.

Already, more than 1300 hospitals, as well as physicians and nurses groups, consumer groups, and employers have pledged their commitment to the new initiative. The Contra Costa Regional Medical Center event is one of more than a dozen taking place across the nation.

For more details on the Partnership for Patients, please go to


Congressman George Miller
Herb K. Schultz, Regional Director, HHS, Region IX
David Sayen, CMS Regional Administrator, HHS
Joseph McCannon, Senior Advisor, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS
Anna Roth, CEO, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center


Friday, April 22, 2011
Program 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

NOTE: A partial tour of the hospital will begin at 9 a.m. and media are invited to join. Please RSVP to Kate Fowlie at or call (925) 313-6268.


Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
2500 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, California


Eric Alborg, HHS Region IX
(415) 437-8503, Cell (415) 705-9355

Jack Cheevers, CMS Region IX
(415) 744-3723

Kate Fowlie, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
(925) 313-6268, Cell (925) 250-2371

Amy Peake
Office of Congressman George Miller
(202) 262-2980

Event is open to credentialed members of the media only.

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Press Contact
  • HHS Region IX
  • 415-437-8500