2017 Annual Awardees

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Southwire Company LLC and Nevada Business Group on Health Honored by National Alliance for Efforts to Improve Quality and Efficiency of Healthcare Delivery System


WASHINGTON – Nov. 27, 2017 – Southwire Company LLC was presented with the 2017 Employer Excellence Award by the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions at its annual conference. The Nevada Business Group on Health was also recognized with the 2017 Membership Award for leadership in advancing value-based purchasing.

“We’re pleased to highlight the efforts of Southwire and the Nevada Business Group on Health as prime examples of employers and coalitions committed to improving the health and productivity of their workforce and communities,” said Michael Thompson, National Alliance president and CEO.

Southwire, based in Carrollton, Ga., is one of North America’s largest manufacturers and distributors of wire and cable products. The company is an active member of EmployersLikeMe, a coalition of Georgia employers focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Georgia’s communities and workforce.

Since 1993, Southwire has provided on-site medical and pharmacy services for its Carrollton, Ga. employees. While on-site health services are not a new concept, more businesses are considering these options as healthcare costs continue to escalate. Southwire has expanded this idea by managing specialty drug spending and extending their on-site pharmacy to serve locations around the United States.

“Specialty drug spending is growing at double digit rates and is one of the largest, growing costs for employers,” said Lisa Evans, senior director of Living Well for Southwire.“While costs are going up at an accelerated rate, we have identified ways to bend the trend. Through the efforts of our on-site pharmacy, we have been able to manage our specialty drug spending and better serve our employees.”

Recognized for its leadership in innovative contracting initiatives, the Nevada Business Group on Health (NVBGH)/Nevada Health Partners is a non-profit business group of local employers, anchored by large self-insured public and private companies. These employers are leading the way to quality health care in our community balancing value based care to improve health and lower costs.

“This recognition was accepted on behalf of our employer members who are leading the way in making meaningful changes to improve the value and quality of healthcare for our employees, employer members and the community,” said Chris Syverson, NVBGH CEO who accepted the award at the annual conference on behalf of the coalition with Larry Harvey, Director of Human Resources at Click Bond, Inc. and NVBGH co-founder and board chair.


About National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

The National Alliance is a nonprofit network of business health coalitions, representing more than 12,000 purchasers and 41 million Americans. The National Alliance through its coalitions  are dedicated to driving innovation, health and value through the collective action of public and private purchasers. The organization seeks to accelerate the nation’s progress toward safe, efficient, high-quality healthcare and the improved health status of the American population. To learn more, visit nationalalliancehealth.org or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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