Pittsburgh Business Group on Health recognizes Peoples Natural Gas CEO Morgan O’Brien for health care leadership

Pittsburgh Business Group on Health recognizes Peoples Natural Gas CEO Morgan O’Brien for health care leadership

Award marks work for demonstrating active involvement in improving health for the company, employees, and community

PITTSBURGH – February 28, 2017 – The Pittsburgh Business Group on Health (PBGH) today announces Morgan O’Brien, Peoples Natural Gas, CEO, is the recipient of the 2016 PBGH CEO Healthcare Leadership Award for his ongoing involvement in improving health for Peoples, its employees, and the regional community.

Each year, PBGH recognizes a chief executive officer from the region for their support and vision in driving strategies to improve the health of their employees.  “Mr. O’Brien has consistently demonstrated active involvement in strategies to improve the health of his organization and has served as a role model for other CEOs across Western Pennsylvania interested in improving healthcare,” said Jessica Brooks, CEO & Executive Director of PBGH – the region’s leading employer-led coalition designed to drive transparency in health care data, cost and quality.

Peoples Natural Gas is an employer member of PBGH and is the largest natural gas distribution company in Pennsylvania, providing reliable, low cost natural gas service to approximately 700,000 customers in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

According to Brooks, O’Brien engages in and cultivates a culture of health at Peoples Natural Gas, particularly by making healthcare a strategic business priority for the company, its employees and the regional community.

“Mr. O’Brien is an active and engaged catalyst for change – leading the charge to engage other executives across the region about the rising cost of healthcare and what their companies and leaders can and should do about it, said Brooks.

Under his leadership, for example, CEOs from other organizations have focused their efforts on determining how better health population data can be leveraged to positively transform the quality, cost and overall value of healthcare in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Other 2016 award recipients include:

  • Philanthropy Award: Gretchen North, Associate Vice President, Healthy Living, YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Excellence in Driving Innovations for Employee Health and Wellness (PBGH Employer Member): Jan Klein, Health and Wellness for the Allegheny County School Health Insurance Consortium
  • Excellence in Strategic Partnership for Employee Health (PBGH Employer Member): Kerri Lutz, CCP, PHR, and Compensation Manager at Development Dimensions International
  • Excellence in Strategic Partnership (PBGH Associate Member): Patrick Stewart, CEO of Innovu

For more information about how to nominate your CEO for the 2017 PBGH CEO Health Care Leadership Award, visit www.pbghpa.org.


About the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

 Founded in 1981, the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health is a non-profit organization and business-only coalition representing more than 100 employer-member companies. PBGH promotes health care and benefits strategies through education, collaboration and innovation among members, and in the community, to deliver value and quality for members and their employees. #pbghsymposium @pbghpa

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