Condoleezza Rice to Deliver Keynote at 2016 National Client Conference


--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PGND) today announced that 66th Secretary of State  Condoleezza Rice  will deliver the keynote address at its 2016 National Client ConferenceNovember 2-4 in Orlando, Florida. The annual three-day event draws nearly 3,000 health care professionals from across the continuum of care to share best practices, network with peers and discuss strategies to help reduce patient suffering and improve the overall safety, quality and experience of care.

“We are honored to host  Condoleezza Rice  to share her insights as one of the nation’s foremost diplomats and renowned academics. As a pioneer for aiding transformational reform across the world, her dedication to public service and education is an inspiration,” said  Patrick T. Ryan , CEO, Press Ganey. “As we convene at the National Client Conference to explore innovative methods and leadership strategies for assisting in transforming health care, we look forward to an empowering keynote from Dr. Rice at our 2016 event.”

Condoleezza Rice  served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States from January 2005-2009. She was the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Dr. Rice is currently the Denning professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson senior fellow on public policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates, LLC. Dr. Rice has authored and co-authored numerous books, including two best sellers: No  Higher Honor : A Memoir of My Years in Washington and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family.

The Press Ganey National Client Conference is a leading patient experience event designed for health care professionals dedicated to advancing the safety, quality and experience of care. The conference will be held Nov. 2-4 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort. For more information please visit the event website.