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Natalie Benamou named HBA Chicago chapter HBA LEAD award recipient

Each year we elect one special chapter volunteer for the LEAD award. This year the HBA Chicago chapter has awarded that honor to Natalie Benamou.

By Diane Karija

At the HBA, we truly value our volunteers. They are the foundation of our organization. We are 100% supported by volunteers; without them we surely would not have an organization. As a result, we try to recognize these invaluable people at every turn.

Each year we elect one special chapter volunteer for the LEAD award. This year the HBA Chicago chapter has awarded that honor to Natalie Benamou.

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Outgoing HBA Chicago chapter board President Laurie Wessels reflects on 2012

It is hard to believe we are closing out 2012. This time of year is a great opportunity to reflect on the year and appreciate what you accomplished, experienced and learned. Well, if you are like the majority of people, we are too busy getting stuff done to add reflecting to our to-do list.

By Laurie Wessels
HBA 2012 Chicago chapter President

Hello HBA Chicago chapter,

It is hard to believe we are closing out 2012. This time of year is a great opportunity to reflect on the year and appreciate what you accomplished, experienced and learned. Well, if you are like the majority of people, we are too busy getting stuff done to add reflecting to our to-do list.

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Recap of HBA Chicago chapter event From Values to Action

On November 15, Harry Kraemer, former CEO of Baxter Healthcare, wowed the HBA Chicago chapter audience with insights from his book The Four Principles of Value Based Leadership.

On November 15, Harry Kraemer, former CEO of Baxter Healthcare, wowed the HBA Chicago chapter audience with insights from his book The Four Principles of Value Based Leadership.

Diary of a leader: An evening with Candice Saunders

The HBA Atlanta chapter had the privilege of hosting a discussion on leadership with Candice Saunders, executive vice president of Wellstar and president of Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, on October 18, 2012 at the City Club of Buckhead. Candice shared her journey from her days as a hospital nurse to manager to her current executive title. During her engaging talk, Candice discussed the qualities embodied in each of her professional roles along with the challenges she faced as a female leader in her journey. She ended the evening by sharing the key elements to success, that not only helped her, but she believes leaders should personify.

The HBA Atlanta chapter had the privilege of hosting a discussion on leadership with Candice Saunders, executive vice president of Wellstar and president of Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, on October 18, 2012 at the City Club of Buckhead. Candice shared her journey from her days as a hospital nurse to manager to her current executive title. During her engaging talk, Candice discussed the qualities embodied in each of her professional roles along with the challenges she faced as a female leader in her journey.

Cardinal Health's Women's Initiative Network (WIN) wins the 2012 HBA ACE award

The HBA Ohio chapter is proud to announce that Cardinal Health's Women's Initiative Network (WIN) has won the 2012 HBA ACE award for corporate programs advancing women's careers. Cardinal Health CEO, Mike Kaufmann, was presented this prestigious award at the national HBA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida on November 8, 2012.

The HBA Ohio chapter is proud to announce that Cardinal Health's Women's Initiative Network (WIN) has won the 2012 HBA ACE award for corporate programs advancing women's careers. Cardinal Health CEO, Mike Kaufmann, was presented this prestigious award at the national HBA Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida on November 8, 2012.

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Deb Dexter earns LEAD award for the HBA Ohio chapter

Deborah (Deb) Dexter, director of customer service, Cardinal Health, earned the LEAD (Leadership Excellence And Dedication) award for the HBA Ohio chapter. Deb was recognized for this achievement at the national HBA Leadership Conference in Orlando on Florida November 7, 2012.

Deb DexterDeborah (Deb) Dexter, director of customer service, Cardinal Health, earned the LEAD (Leadership Excellence And Dedication) award for the HBA Ohio chapter. Deb was recognized for this achievement at the national HBA Leadership Conference in Orlando on Florida November 7, 2012.

Presenting HB8 Supper Clubs

by Catherine Foo, Genentech USA, Inc.

A new addition to the regular line up of HBA San Francisco chapter’s programming is the HB8 Supper Club. While similar in name to the dine around events, HB8 differs in that there is no speaker or presentation - just informal social interactions between you and seven other HBA members. Each of these dinners brings together a table of up to eight HBA members and will be hosted by a board member or a member from the programs committee.

HBA Boston chapter members offered complimentary seats at NEHI’s ACO Summit

HBA Boston chapter members have been offered the opportunity for complimentary attendance at the NEHI ACO Innovation Summit: How will ACOs Transform Patient Access to Innovation and Technology?

HBA Boston chapter members have been offered the opportunity for complimentary attendance at the NEHI ACO Innovation Summit: How will ACOs Transform Patient Access to Innovation and Technology?

November 27, 2012 | 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street, Boston, MA

Accountable Care Organizations are in the spotlight as a mean for transforming the healthcare delivery and payment systems. This dynamic summit will explore the potential impact of ACOs on patient access to innovative therapies and technologies.

Recap of the HBA Chicago chapter Leading Global Teams event

The HBA Chicago chapter Leading Global Teams event was presented by three inspiring women:

Jill Schaaf, global franchise head, Renal, Baxter Healthcare

Therese McCall, senior director global medical affairs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Katherine Schroeder, director of organization development for North America, Astellas Pharmaceuticals