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DPCS Employee Wins iPod at Healthcare Reform Seminar Sponsored by Gateway Health

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2011

Gateway Health 03/25/2011, www.gatewayhealth.com

Danville, VA – On Thursday March 10th, Gateway Health and the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce jointly hosted a Healthcare Reform seminar for area employers. Susan Rash, Vice-President with BB&T in Richmond, VA was the guest speaker.    

More than 100 people turned out to hear discussion on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as Healthcare Reform. “Susan did great job of taking a very complex topic and making it more understandable,” said Dan Farmer, Director of Marketing and Sales for Gateway Health. 

Healthcare Reform is ever evolving and it is important for local employers to stay on top of the areas of legislation that will affect them. Attendees of the seminar were able to learn exactly what the Healthcare Reform Act will mean in terms of new changes and timelines for implementation. 

In addition to addressing how the Healthcare Reform Act would impact area businesses specifically, Rash also discussed national impact of the bill including its affect on the economy, uninsured individuals, and health care as a whole. 

Not only were attendees able to ask Rash specific questions about their business, but all attendees were able to enter into a drawing to win an iPod Touch provided by Gateway Health. Jeannie Eanes, HR Assistant Manager with Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services, was the winner of the door prize. Eanes is pictured above with Dan Farmer from Gateway Health.   

Gateway Health understands the complexity of healthcare protocols and new legislation. As an area business since 1994, Gateway Health has been committed to serving local employers by providing alternative solutions to reduce rising healthcare costs. “Partnering with the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce has been a great opportunity for us! We both understand the importance of education and awareness for business and organizations and are committed to providing that here in Danville,” Farmer says.