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Tanner Chairman of Capital Area Health Consortium Board

New Britain [April 06 2007] - The Capital Area Health Consortium (CAHC) elected Laurence A. Tanner chairman of its board of directors at its annual meeting at The Hospital of Central Connecticut on March 29. Tanner is president and CEO of The Hospital of Central Connecticut.
The consortium is a voluntary association of seven member hospitals — Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, Hospital for Special Care, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, John Dempsey Hospital & University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine, and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.
Tanner succeeds Hartford Hospital president John Meehan and will serve a two-year term.
The Consortium, founded in 1974, is dedicated to developing cooperative ventures and advocating a collaborative institutional health care delivery philosophy, which has as its fundamental principal the provisions of quality health services for the community in North Central Connecticut.
The Consortium is the employer of all residents and fellows connected with the University of Connecticut, and helps establish policies and procedures, organizes orientation, and coordinates other activities as necessary to ensure that UConn’s residency and fellowship programs maintain the highest quality level.
Tanner is also president and CEO of the Central Connecticut Health Alliance (CCHA), an integrated health system of acute care, long-term care, home health care, and behavioral health services, including The Hospital of Central Connecticut; chairman of Jerome Home, and president of CenConn Services, a for-profit affiliate. The Alliance employs more than 3,500 personnel.
Tanner received his BA from the University of Rhode Island and his MPH from Yale University in 1972. Tanner’s extensive history of participation in healthcare in Connecticut includes The Governor’s Special Task Force on Mental Health Policy (1982-84); the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Advisory Council (1987-940); and the Commission on the Future of Hospital Care in Connecticut, among many others. He has written and spoken extensively on the subject of health care, most notably on medical technology and continuing education for physicians.

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