Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Advance Grand Rounds’ Efforts to Make World-Class Medical Care Broadly Accessible Through Its Employer-Based Solution
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – July 30, 2015) – Grand Rounds, the leader in identifying high-quality health care providers and guiding patients to these physicians, today announced the appointment of Kathleen Sebelius to its board of directors. Named by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world, Sebelius served in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from April 2009 through June 2014.
“I see in Grand Rounds the potential to transform health care delivery in the United States,” said Sebelius. “One goal must be getting the right care to the right patient each and every time, in part by giving consumers direct access — both in-person and virtually — to the brightest minds in U.S. medicine. Through its partnerships with leading employers, Grand Rounds demonstrates that when it comes to health care, exceptional and economical are not opposed objectives.”
As HHS Secretary, Sebelius led the effort to pass and implement the most significant health reform in half a century, the Affordable Care Act. Recognized by Time as one of America’s Top Five Governors, Sebelius served as Governor of Kansas from 2003 to 2009. Prior elected offices include two terms as Kansas insurance commissioner, from 1995 to 2003, and four terms in the Kansas Legislature. During her career, she has led numerous ambitious efforts to provide all Americans with the opportunity and tools to live happier, healthier, and more successful lives.
“Kathleen Sebelius is one of America’s foremost experts on national and global health issues, human services, and executive leadership,” said Owen Tripp, co-founder and chief executive officer of Grand Rounds. “For years, she has tirelessly pursued efforts to make health care more accessible, affordable and effective. We are thrilled she’s joined our board to further our vision of guiding all patients to better health and health care.”
As President of Sebelius Resources LLC, Sebelius provides strategic advice to private companies, non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and financial investors in the health sector. Sebelius serves as a Senior Advisor to Enhanced Pharma and Hampton Creek Inc., and as co-chair of the Aspen Institute’s Health Strategy Group.
About Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds provides a platform that delivers improved clinical outcomes for patients while reducing care delivery inefficiencies. It does this through an end-to-end solution that connects patients with highly specialized care that is informed by the latest and best practices — preventing and correcting misdiagnoses, unnecessary and failed treatments. Grand Rounds helps restore individual health and quality of life, and benefits employers by facilitating decreased health care cost and increased employee productivity. For more information, please visit grandrounds.com.