Can We Afford Value-Based Care Without Risk?

On Tuesday April 24th, several SVHP staff members (Edward Jones, Moriah Nelson, Michael Petroski and Colleen Swedberg) participated in The Connecticut Health Council’s forum which examined the critical importance of moving to value-based care models. As noted on CHC’s communications about the forum:

“The clock is ticking! The current system is financially unsustainable. New models of care delivery, focused on value and quality outcomes, must now re-shape the market.”

The forum included a lively panel responding to the issues of:

  • Access to quality, affordable care is at risk. Health industry leaders discussed the critical importance of moving to value-based care models now!
  • Contributors described effective and proven practices and strategies utilized throughout the State to shift from traditional fee-for-service to true value-based care.

See more about the Connecticut Health Council at:


State of Connecticut Keynote Speaker

Victoria Veltri, JD, Executive Director, Office of Health Strategy


Value-based Health Care is Here, Now – Reports from Key Stakeholders included:

Eric Galvin, President and COO, Connecticare
Jeffrey Hogan, Northeast Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group
Jess Kupec, President and CEO, Saint Francis Healthcare Partners
Wendy Sherry, President, Cigna Connecticut and Payer Solutions
Thomas Woodruff, PhD, Director of Healthcare Policy & Benefit Services, State of CT


National Keynote Speaker
“The Answer is NO – But the Benefits are Worth It.”

Ruth Coleman, Founder, Health Design Plus


Moderated by

Steve Schutzer, MD – Medical Director of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center