57 Finalists Vie to be the Winners of the Health Value Awards

WASHINGTON--()--World Congress is excited to announce the finalists for the 2018 Health Value Awards. Hundreds applied, but only a handful of elite health care organizations representing benefit advisors, product, program and direct providers and purchasers made it to the final round.

The program, in its inaugural year, honors health care innovations, performance and high value in clinical and financial risk management. The Awards ceremony will take place at the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress (WHCC), April 29th, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. in front of the best and brightest minds changing the shape of healthcare.

Here are the finalists and their categories:

Validated Categories

Payers and Related Suppliers
Third Party Administrators

  • Continental Benefits
  • Group & Pension Administrators

Direct Care Providers (e.g. physician groups, health systems)

  • Aravind Eye Hospital
  • Bonati Spine Institute
  • Health City, Cayman Islands
  • Integrated Musculoskeletal Care
  • Redirect Health
  • Wellness-for-Life
  • Vera Whole Health; Quantum

Product/Program Providers

  • Access Health Net
  • Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions (AMPS)
  • Allergy Choices, Inc., The Leapfrog Group
  • The Phia Group
  • The Zero Card
  • Surgery Center of Oklahoma

Non-Validated Categories

Small Groups (< 250 Employees)

  • Palmer Johnson Power Systems
  • Redirect Health
  • The PHIA Group, LLC

Mid-Sized Groups (250 – 4,999 Employees)

  • CHG Healthcare
  • Town of Chelmsford
  • City of Kirkland
  • Globaltranz Enterprises, Inc.
  • Mayfield City Schools

Large Groups (>5,000 Employees)

  • City of Houston
  • GSK
  • Intel
  • Metro Nashville Public School
  • Rosen Hotels & Resorts


Outstanding Benefit Professional 2018 (Purchaser or Employer)

  • David Berg, MD, Redirect Health
  • Todd Bisping, Caterpillar, Inc.
  • David Hoke, Walmart
  • Adam Russo, The PHIA Group

Outstanding Benefits Broker or Consultant Leadership

  • David Contorno, Lake Norman Benefits
  • Heidi Cottle, NFP Corporate Services
  • Nelson Griswold, Agency Growth Mastermind Partnership/ASCEND Summit
  • Scott Haas, USI Insurance Services
  • Doug Hetherington, Echelon Group
  • Don Reiman, Echelon Group
  • Michael Rodgers, Axial Benefits Group
  • Edward Smith, Health Tree Benefits
  • Richard Sutton, RE Sutton & Associates, Brown & Brown Co.

Lifetime Achievement – Clinical Care

  • John Wennberg, MD, Dartmouth Atlas
  • Dr. Devi Shetty, Narayana Health/Health City Cayman Islands
  • John Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic

Lifetime Achievement – Health Benefit Innovation

  • Barbara Barrett, Langdale Industries
  • Larry Merlo, CEO, CVS Drug Stores
  • Tom Emerick, formerly of Walmart
  • John Mackey, Whole Foods Market
  • Harris Rosen, Hotels & Resorts
  • David Hoke, Walmart

Lifetime Achievement - Public Leadership

  • Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
  • Harris Rosen, Rosen Hotels & Resorts
  • Dr. Devi Shetty, Narayana Health/Health City Cayman Islands
  • The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC.

Winners will be announced Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the Employer Health Care Cost & Quality Congress from 5:35 PM – 6:35 PM EDT, with a reception following at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC. The awards are sponsored by World Congress, the Validation Institute and the Health Rosetta Institute.

About World Health Care Congress

The Annual World Health Care Congress, organized by the World Congress will take place from 29th April to the 2nd May 2018 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, United States Of America. The conference will cover areas like focus on critical challenges and opportunities including the impact of ACA implementation on health care businesses one year in, payer and provider consolidation, new approaches to value-based payment, and novel partnerships with the true potential to move the needle on care coordination and delivery.

About Health Rosetta

Health Rosetta is the blueprint for high- performance health benefits. It’s a practical approach built on what successful purchasers do. We drive its adoption by growing an emerging ecosystem. Think of us as the LEED ecosystem for investing in health benefits.

About the Validation Institute

The goal of Care Innovations Validation Institute's is to help organizations involved in population health — from Health Plans to Employers to Vendors — adhere to the highest standards of validity, allowing them to compete on the basis of integrity and performance. The Validation Institute's Trusted Community is made up of companies that have had outcome claims and/or contractual language validated by one of our 3rd party, independent validators.


World Congress (WC Research, Inc.)
Lynne Crowley, MHA, 781-939-2425
Health Value Awards Manager
Cell: 774-999-9708

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World Congress (WC Research, Inc.)
Lynne Crowley, MHA, 781-939-2425
Health Value Awards Manager
Cell: 774-999-9708