Sound Mental Health CEO Presents at Regional Health Care Conference

Contact: Steve McLean
Communications Director
(206) 302-2261

SMH executive to discuss strategies to curb workplace behavioral health issues that cost businesses $120 billion annually

SEATTLE – February 10, 2014 – Leaders in the region’s top health care organizations, including Sound Mental Health’s David Stone, Ph.D., will offer valuable insights into effective strategies for healthier, more productive workplaces during Health Care of the Future, Puget Sound Business Journal’s highly anticipated health care summit. The health care event, which takes place on February 12, 2014, will be held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, from 8 to 11 a.m. and is expected to attract more than 500 executives in healthcare, insurance, business consulting and many other industries.

The event, “Transformation of Health Care Delivery and Creating a Healthier Workforce,” features several of the area’s leading health care organizations, including SMH’s Dr. Stone. Unlike the other speakers, who focus on physical health and primary care, Dr. Stone will discuss behavior-related issues impacting the workplace. His presentation, Who you Gonna Call: Effectively Handling Crisis and Other Difficult Situations, addresses an issue that costs businesses more than $120 billion each year in lost productivity and other issues. Dr. Stone will be joined by executives from Group Health, Regence Blue Shield, Virginia Mason and Evergreen Health to examine strategies employers should consider for healthier, more productive workforces.

Healthcare of the Future attracts hundreds of business leaders from around the region interested in learning about what’s next in health care and how it will shape future business strategies.

To learn more about the event or to register, visit the Puget Sound Business Journal. Tickets are $75 per person.

About Sound Mental Health

Sound Mental Health is a private, tax-exempt organization that has provided a comprehensive array of mental health and related services to the King County community since 1966. Our goal is to help individuals and families achieve the highest level of independence and (mental) health possible. Services are tailored to meet the unique needs of different age, disability and cultural/ethnic groups. To learn more, visit www.smh.org.