WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2013) - The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit group of more than 360 mostly large U.S. employers, today awarded its 11th Annual Award for Excellence and Innovation in Value Purchasing to Kathleen Angel, Executive Director, Global Benefits and Mobility at Dell Inc. The prestigious award recognizes Angel for her visionary leadership, her contributions to thought leadership, effective benefits strategies and health care delivery system reform, and her overall work in health care quality, performance measurement and improvement.
"Kathleen is a remarkable leader and innovator in the field of corporate health benefits," said Helen Darling, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health, who presented the award to Angel. "In addition to her outstanding contributions at Dell and other organizations, she has brought vision, leadership skills and support for cutting edge work for the Business Group and its employer members. All of us congratulate Kathleen on receiving this prestigious award."
Under Angel's leadership, Dell has become a leader and innovator in developing a culture of health for its employees and their families. Dell's benefit programs incorporate nearly all of the best ideas for value purchasing in the United States. Their offerings include a robust wellness program with substantial financial incentives, and onsite health care clinics. And to accelerate employee engagement, Dell was an early adopter of text message as part of its mobile communication. Dell's health culture and commitment to health are so strong that it has been named a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles at the highest level in each of the four years the company has applied for the award.
"We are delighted to honor Kathleen Angel's leadership and vision about health benefits and health care through this award. She has created an exemplary program at Dell," said Wayne Burton, MD, Chair of the Award Committee of the Board of Directors. "Kathleen is not only a leader in her field and an innovator of unique health care benefit programs and services, she is a role model and mentor to tomorrow's generation of leaders."
The award was presented to Angel at the National Business Group on Health's annual Business Health Agenda conference held in Washington, DC.
About the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Value Purchasing
The Business Group annually awards individuals, organizations or programs that encourage the efficient use of health care resources in addition to improving quality and affordability; encourage excellent practices that are started by or involve large employers; or have a proven track record of increasing value in health care through superior purchasing practices or have developed approaches, methodologies and tools that enable outstanding health benefit management practices.
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and providing practical solutions to its members' most important health care problems. The Business Group helps drive today's health agenda while promoting ideas for controlling health care costs, improving patient safety and quality of care and sharing best practices in health benefits management with senior benefits, HR professionals, and medical directors from leading corporations. Business Group members, which include 68 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.