Press Release – Undergoing a Name Change

May 1, 2017

 

Quincy, IL and Hannibal, MO

Signaling a renewed energy and focus on innovation and collaboration to improve the health of our communities and the healthcare system, the Tri-State Health Care Coalition (TSHCC) is undergoing a name change accompanied by a new visual identity. Unveiled recently, the organization will now be known as Employers Healthcare Coalition or EHC.

“The new name better reflects our distinctive leadership role in healthcare in our local communities,” said the Employers Healthcare Coalition Executive Director, Bev Helkey, who has lead the organization since 2002. “In addition to our new branding, we are launching new initiatives that will advance innovation in healthcare access, and healthcare cost savings to our member employers and bring enhanced value to the communities which we serve.”

Employers Healthcare Coalition has about 50 employer members, representing employers of all size, across the tri-state region, offering unique opportunities for employers to improve access to healthcare for their employees and resources to reduce healthcare costs.

Key Programs

The Employers Healthcare Coalition provides expertise, resources, and a voice to its member employers across the tri-state region. Its programs are designed to spread the tenets and practical applications of community health reform and offer programs and tools to assist purchasers. Key programs are focused around healthcare innovation and performance related to cost, quality, the patient outcomes and the patient experience.

History

Founded in 1991, the organization was established as a not-for-profit.  Since then, EHC member employers have worked to develop programs which focus on measuring and reporting healthcare performance, reforming the health care delivery payment system and engaging employees and consumers in taking an active and informed role in their health and healthcare.

 About Employers Healthcare Coalition

Members are dedicated to driving innovation, health and value through the collective action of public and private purchasers. The organization seeks to accelerate local and regional progress toward safe, efficient, high-quality health care and the improved health status of the local community. www.ehcqcy.com