Dialogue4Health is pleased to invite you into an intimate conversation between two luminaries of the health field.

David Lawrence, MD, MPH is the former CEO of Kaiser Permanente. His recently published book, Best Care, Best Future: A Guide for Healthcare Leaders describes his views on the direction health care must take going forward: finding and delivering the best possible care to every patient, every time, then improving on it continuously. The book discusses what it means to be a leader; describes the partnerships required to change an organization, and explores the systems required to transform an organization to deliver the best possible care.

Mary Pittman, DrPH, is the President and CEO of the Public Health Institute, only the second person to hold the job since PHI’s founding in 1964. She is a nationally recognized leader in improving community health and addressing health iniquities previously working for the Health Research and Educational Trust and the California Association of Public Hospitals.

Please join us for a conversation where we gain insights, reflections, and wisdom about the state of health and health care from two such notable experts, possessing unusual depth and tenure in the field.


David Lawrence, MD, MPH

Former CEO

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland, CA

David Lawrence, MD, MPH is the former CEO of Kaiser Permanente, a position he held from 1991 through 2002. Since that time, he has been active in consulting, writing, and advising private equity and venture capital firms. His first book, From Chaos to Care: The Promise of Team Based Medicine,…

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Mary Pittman, DrPH

President and CEO

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, is chief executive officer and president of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in Oakland, California. A nationally recognized leader in improving community health, addressing health inequities among vulnerable people and promoting quality of care, Pittman became in 2008 PHI’s second CEO and president since its founding…

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Date Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Best Care, Best Future