North Dallas Chamber Health Care Conference attracts 150-plus


Jon Henderson (l to r), John McCracken, Shara McClure, W. Stephen Love and Rich Stephenson.

The annual North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Health Care Conference attracted more than 150 attendees this morning at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.

Themed “Disrupting Health Care: How Data, M&A and Consumerism Could Hold the Cure,” DFW Hospital Council President/CEO W. Stephen Love moderated a discussion on “Treatment: Creative and Transformation Solutions.” Shara McClure, senior vice president of health care delivery at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas; Jon Henderson, a shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart PC; and John McCracken, professor of healthcare management at UT Dallas, served as speakers.

The conference opened with a presentation by Ari Pinkus, senior editor and project manager of the American Communities Project.

Dr. Len Nichols, director of the Center for Health Policy Research & Ethics at George Mason University, provided the keynote address.

“This is always a great event,” Love said. “We participate every year because of the crucial topics and discussions that take place. I would like to compliment the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce for bringing together so many important healthcare executives and innovators in the community. This conference creates dialogue, provides potential solutions and does so much to improve healthcare quality in the region.”