ResCare CEO featured during Louisville Innovation Summit

LOUISVILLE, KY (December 2, 2013) — Leaders from top aging care companies in the nation recently convened in Louisville for the first Louisville Innovation Summit. The summit provided an opportunity for experts in the health care field to shine a light on what the future holds for the industry.

Group from Louisville Innovation Summit

From left, Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Craig Richard, Kindred Healthcare Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice-President Dr. Marc Rothman, ResCare President and CEO Ralph Gronefeld and InnovateLTC CEO John Reinhart were present at the Louisville Innovation Summit to represent their companies at this first-time aging care event.

ResCare President and CEO Ralph Gronefeld, who is also a founding partner of the summit, spoke about the role of consumers in health care.

“We need to find a way to bring choice and consumerism into our health care systems,” Mr. Gronefeld said.

Mr. Gronefeld’s discussion stressed the importance of individuals having options in health care, including choosing their own insurance, doctors and treatments.

Other issues tackled during the event included social media, joint facilities and establishing age-friendly cities.

The summit attracted over 375 attendees, 65 percent attending from out of state and more than half being executives in the health care industry putting Louisville on the map as a leader in aging care efforts.

In addition to awareness, the event allowed connectivity and collaboration between similarly-focused companies while also promoting new dialogue between those working in the industry and those receiving aging care services.

Mr. Gronefeld was very pleased with the results of the summit.

“It turned out very well,” he said. “Although this event is a great start, it is just the beginning in a long discussion about the future of aging care. Anytime you get a group of entrepreneurs and heads of companies together to talk about innovation and things we can do for our industry, that’s always a good thing.”

For more information about the Louisville Innovation Summit, visit Health Care Inc., a blog featured in Business First. For direct coverage of the Louisville Innovation Summit, see the following:

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