Acclaimed Health Care Thought Leader and Author, Dr. Abraham Verghese, to Deliver Keynote at Press Ganey’s 2016 National Client Conference

Thursday, June 30, 2016

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PGND) today announced that Dr. Abraham Verghese, one of health care’s foremost voices on quality and experience of care, will deliver a keynote address at its 2016 National Client Conference, Transforming Care: The Future in Focus, November 2-4 in Orlando, Florida. The annual educational and networking event draws nearly 3,000 health care professionals from across the continuum to share best practices and explore strategies to reduce patient suffering and improve the overall safety, quality and experience of care.

“Dr. Abraham Verghese is a leading voice for compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient-centered care,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO, Press Ganey. “His uniquely humanistic view of the future of health care and profound respect for the caregiver-patient relationship will offer a rich perspective to our clients as they seek to improve care delivery and enhance the patient experience.”

Dr. Verghese has a distinguished career as a physician, teacher and author. At Stanford University School of Medicine, he holds the position of Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine. Dr. Verghese combines his vision of technological progress with a commitment to listening to the patient and providing what they want most, a true caregiver. In addition to his thought leadership in health care, he is a critically acclaimed, best-selling author with several books to his credit. His most recent book, Cutting for Stone, topped the New York Times best seller list for more than two years and is being adapted for a feature film. He has published extensively in medical literature, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Esquire among others.

Dr. Verghese joins keynote Dr. Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State, who will share her insights and experiences as one of the nation’s most renowned diplomats and academics. The Press Ganey National Client Conference is a leading patient experience event designed for health care professionals dedicated to advancing the safety, quality and experience of care.

The conference will be held Nov. 2-4 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort. For more information please visit the event website.

About Press Ganey

Press Ganey Holdings (NYSE: PGND) is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. Celebrating 30 years of experience, Press Ganey is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in patient experience measurement and performance improvement solutions. Our mission is to help health care organizations reduce patient suffering and improve clinical quality, safety and the patient experience. As of January 1, 2016, we served more than 26,000 health care facilities.