UNH CEO Forum Focuses On
How N.H. CEOs Can Impact Health Care Cost Increases
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
Jan. 3, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire CEO Forum welcomes
Sally Crawford, former chief operating officer of Healthsource,
who will share her thoughts on the current health care trends in
New Hampshire and nationally.
“Ways NH CEOs Can Impact Health Care Cost Increases”
will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at the New England Center.
Coffee and networking begins at 8 a.m., and breakfast will be served
at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9 a.m.
Crawford will discuss a range of solutions being debated nationally,
including universal coverage, mandatory insurance and a defined
dollar contributions. She will offer practical healthcare alternatives
to New Hampshire CEOs.
In 1997, Crawford established a health care consulting practice
working with health care payers, providers, regulators and investors
on managed care initiatives. From April 1985 through January 1997,
she served as COO of Healthsource, a publicly traded NYSE managed
care company. CIGNA acquired Healthsource for $1.7 billion
Crawford currently serves on the board of CYTYC Corporation, which
develops, manufactures and markets products for medical diagnostic
applications primarily focused on women‘s health. She is also
a director of EXACT Sciences, Inc. that has developed a non-invasive,
DNA-based screening test for early stage colorectal cancer.
Since 1999, Crawford has served as director for Chittenden Corporation,
a $6 billion in assets commercial bank holding company operating
branch locations throughout Vermont, central Massachusetts, southern
New Hampshire and Maine. She lives in Exeter, N.H. with her husband,
Peter Wells, and their three sons.
To register or to become a member of the CEO Forum, call Barbara
Draper at (603) 862-1107, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 6.
Initiated in 1997, the CEO Forum is an outreach program of the UNH
Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the UNH Graduate
School serving CEOs, presidents, and senior managers of companies
in northern New England. The forum provides its members with opportunities
to meet and exchange ideas with their peers in business and industry
in an informal setting. The CEO Forum is sponsored by the law firm
of Pierce Atwood and Ocean National Bank. For more information about
the CEO Forum, visit www.unh-ceoforum.org.