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Newt Gingrich, MA, PhD
Newt Gingrich, MA, PhD

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the founder of the Center for Health Transformation, a collaboration of leaders dedicated to the creation of a 21st-Century intelligent health system that saves lives and saves money. He is also the founder of the Gingrich Group, a communications and consulting firm specializing in transformational change, and serves as a political analyst for FOX News Network, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, and a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

    A sought-after public speaker and strategist, Mr. Gingrich served as a member of the United States Congress for 20 years and Speaker of the US House of Representatives from 1995-1999. He is widely recognized as the chief architect of the Republican Contract with America and the key strategist and leader behind the 1994 Republican victory, which created the first GOP majority in Congress in 40 years. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, and the first tax cuts in 16 years. The Washington Times called him “the indispensable leader,” and Time magazine, in naming him Man of the Year for 1995, said, “Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable. Newt Gingrich belongs in the category of the exceptional.

    Most recently, for his dedication to bringing quality healthcare to all Americans, Mr. Gingrich received the 2005 Health Quality Award from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to improve healthcare quality everywhere. He has also been honored with the 2005 National Minority Health Month Foundation Award for his outstanding contributions to the elimination of diabetes, and with the 2005 HIMSS Advocacy Award for leadership in advancing information and management systems for the betterment of human health (the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society). Mr. Gingrich is the author of nine books, including the bestsellers Winning the Future, Contract with America and To Renew America, as well as Saving Lives and Saving Money, which describes the Center for Health Transformation’s 21st Century intelligent health system.

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