PCPCC to Honor Dr. Richard Baron with Barbara Starfield Award at Annual Conference

National conference highlights primary care’s role in improving health care quality and strengthening communities

October 7, 2013 (Washington, DC)  - The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) will host its Annual Conference on October 13 – 15 in Bethesda, MD, including over a dozen panels and workshops that emphasize the role of primary care in driving health system transformation. The event will also include an award ceremony on Tuesday, October 15th at 8:30 AM, honoring the achievements of Dr. Richard Baron, President & CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and former Group Director, Seamless Care Models at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

The award is co-sponsored by WellPoint, Inc. and IBM, and was established in 2012 to honor the work of Dr. Barbara Starfield. Dr. Starfield’s distinguished career at Johns Hopkins University spanned over five decades, and included seminal research highlighting the critical role of primary care in improving health care quality, access to care, and reducing health care costs. Dr. Starfield passed away in June 2011.



  • Honoree: Richard J. Baron, MD, President & CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Presenters: Samuel Nussbaum, MD, Wellpoint; Daniel Pelino, General Manager, IBM
  • Additional Speakers: Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH, Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, Christopher F. Koller, Len Nichols, PhD, Andy Allison, PhD, John Rother, Kavita Patel, MD, Rhode Island Lt. Governor, Elizabeth Roberts

WHAT:  PCPCC’s 2013 Annual Fall Conference: Community Connections in the Medical Neighborhood: The Future of the Primary Care Medical Home

WHEN: Sunday, October 13 (pre-conference) – Tuesday, October 15th (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM); Award Ceremony: Tuesday, October 15th 8:30 AM

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

RSVP:  Open to press. Please e-mail [email protected] for registration information.

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