TIAA-CREF Announces Collaboration with National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives

New York, April 5, 2010

TIAA-CREF, America’s largest private retirement system, today announced a relationship with the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives (NFLHE), a national nonprofit organization led by senior executive healthcare leaders in the U.S. that works with the healthcare system to meet the needs of diverse communities throughout the nation. 

TIAA-CREF sponsored an NFLHE caucus breakfast on March 23 and a reception on March 24 in Chicago during the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Both NFLHE events were designed for NFLHE members and potential members to share concerns and issues faced by Latino health care leaders in the U.S., including healthcare legislation, regulation and policy that affect the health and well-being of U.S. Latino communities. TIAA-CREF also sponsored a recent reception for NFLHE members in Austin, Texas, during the Texas Hospital Association Leadership Conference.

“TIAA-CREF is committed to serving the U.S. Hispanic/Latino community to and through retirement,” said Romano Richetta, senior vice president of Participant Services, TIAA-CREF. “We will continue enhancing our Spanish-language capabilities to increase access to tools and retirement planning information. This combined with our mix of investment choices, built-in retirement income options and, and personalized objective, non-commissioned1 advice can help build retirement security in the Latino community.”

“We appreciate TIAA-CREF’s support for NFLHE’s efforts to promote the development and advancement of current and future Latino healthcare leaders,” said Gabriel Perez, Medical Center Director, Phoenix VA Health Care Systems, in Phoenix, Arizona, who is chair of the board of directors of the NFLHE. “Their contribution enables us to continue our work to improve healthcare for our communities and to collaborate with industry leaders to increase the representation of Latinos in the executive ranks of U.S. hospitals, health systems and healthcare.”

NFLHE members are CEOs and other senior executives of hospitals, clinics and healthcare systems around the country.

TIAA-CREF provides retirement products and services across the non-profit sector, including service to 120 health-care organizations, primarily teaching hospitals. The company has developed a set of Spanish-language capabilities to meet the specific needs of employees who prefer to speak Spanish when requesting information and transactions concerning their retirement future. As the largest private retirement system in America, TIAA-CREF pays out billions in retirement and other income each year. 

About TIAA-CREF
TIAA-CREF (www.tiaa-cref.org) is a national financial services organization with $414 billion in combined assets under management (12/31/09) and the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.

About HFLHE
The National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives (NFLHE) works to increase the representation of Latinos at the executive level of U.S. hospitals and health systems and to provide a resource base of input from Latino executives in the areas of legislation, regulation and policy affecting the health and healthcare of U.S. Latino communities. The organization’s goals include (1) creating a network of Latino senior hospital and health system executives that can support executive leadership development and encourage Latino leadership representation in the national healthcare setting; (2) developing partnerships with senior healthcare executive organizations and leading Latino health organizations and (3) promoting a research and networking agenda that explores the attainment and development of Latino hospital and health system executives and the healthcare in the U.S. Latino population. For more information about the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives, visit www.nflhe.org

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