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Chief Operating Officer at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to Speak at High-Level Health Care Forum

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health announced today that Anne McCune, chief operating officer, will join other top health care experts and policymakers at the second annual U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow leadership forum to address the critical challenges facing the hospital industry today. The summit, to be held October 6 – 8, 2014, in Washington, D.C., aims to develop strategies and solutions that will better equip hospitals for the future.

McCune’s presentation will focus on Catering to the 21st Century Consumer, a topic that aligns with the goals of this C-level health care event, and is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EDT. This and other forum sessions will highlight the innovations and techniques that are helping hospitals navigate the rapid changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act.

McCune’s involvement in Hospital of Tomorrow is a natural fit and an exciting collaboration with U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of health care content and analysis. McCune’s expertise in the area of consumer demand fully supports this year’s forum theme, “Reinventing Health Care,” and will help advance ongoing efforts to provide hospitals with the best and next practices for maintaining the highest standards of care.

Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer of U.S. News & World Report, also expressed his enthusiasm and high regard for McCune and the rest of Hospital of Tomorrow’s distinguished speakers. “The combined impact of these leading thinkers is unsurpassed,” he stated. “We’re fortunate to have the benefit of their expertise, insight and experience to further our work toward improving patient care and preparing hospitals for tomorrow’s health care landscape.”

In its first year, Hospital of Tomorrow drew more than 500 hospital and health care executives, medical experts, policymakers, insurers, consumer advocates and industry analysts from across the U.S. Participation is capped to ensure maximum effectiveness and maintain an intimate, productive working environment. This year’s event will be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., October 6 – 8, 2014. To learn more, visit U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow.

About U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow
U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow, produced by U.S. News and World Report, brings together the country’s top medical executives, experts and thought leaders, with the goal of providing best and next practices to hospitals to maintain the highest standards of care and equip them for success during uncertain times. The second annual event will be held in Washington, D.C., October 6 – 8, 2014. Connect on Google+ and Twitter for the latest information and updates.

About Stanford Medicine Children’s Health

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its center, is the Bay Area’s largest health care system exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Our network of care includes more than 65 locations across Northern California and more than 85 locations in the U.S. Western region. Along with Stanford Health Care and the Stanford School of Medicine, we are part of Stanford Medicine, an ecosystem harnessing the potential of biomedicine through collaborative research, education, and clinical care to improve health outcomes around the world. We are a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the community through meaningful outreach programs and services and providing necessary medical care to families, regardless of their ability to pay. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org.

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