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Amidst Political Turmoil And Cost-Cutting Pressures, Partners Hires New Lobbyist

Joe Alviani, Partners' new lobbyist

The state’s most powerful hospital system hires a new lobbyist. Here’s the memo from Partners HealthCare President and CEO Dr. Gary Gottlieb:

Dear Colleagues,
Please join me in welcoming Joe Alviani to Partners HealthCare as our Vice-President for Government Affairs (GA). He begins on November 22nd. Joe’s broad and rich portfolio in the public sector will be an invaluable resource and addition to the skills and talents of our GA team. His role will be a crucial one as we build on our strategic plans with a focus on strengthening our relationships with all the key stakeholders in the health care discourse at the state and federal level. Joe will be joining a strong external affairs team that includes Partners Community Health and Public Affairs. These leaders and their teams will work together with the Chief of Staff to coordinate our efforts in highlighting the contributions we make to the communities we serve.

Many of you will be familiar with Joe in his role as Executive Director of the Employers Action Coalition of Healthcare (EACH), an initiative of employers, providers and health plans working together to reduce significantly the rate of increase in Massachusetts commercial health care spending by improving the value of health care services. Partners HealthCare is a founding member of EACH. Joe is president of Alviani and Associates, a Boston firm with a specific focus on strategic counsel to non-profit organizations, government and business. Joe’s group has represented the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative, the New England Healthcare Institute and the John Adams Innovation Institute of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to name a few. Prior to establishing his own practice, Joe was senior vice president of Government Affairs at ML Strategies, a subsidiary of the law firm Mintz Levin.

Joe’s ties to Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill run deep. Continue reading