With more than 11 percent of the region’s workforce directly engaged in health care, we have the highest concentration of health care employment in the nation. In addition to the advances made in medicine, the health care industry is a vital part of the region’s innovation economy and continues to play a significant role in the economic development of the region.
The New England Council’s Healthcare Committee includes representatives of health insurers and plan providers; community, rural and teaching hospitals; pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and suppliers; independent physician organizations; non-profit policy organizations; and trade groups and associations representing the healthcare industry. In short, the committee represents a microcosm of the industry as a whole.
The Healthcare Committee is co-chaired by Deirdre Savage of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Patricia McMullin of the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH). The NEC staff contact for the Health Care Committee is Sean Malone.