Value Institute Inaugural Symposium 2012 – “Value: Medicine’s New Frontier”

Senator Chris Coons has worked hard to find bipartisan solutions to the issues facing Delaware and the nation. He has emerged as a strong voice for job creation and the innovation economy, fighting in Congress for deficit reduction, progressive social justice, and forward-looking foreign policy. Unwilling to be sidelined by partisan gridlock, Chris has worked tirelessly to build relationships with his Republican and Democratic colleagues to find creative ways to get results for the people of Delaware. In March 2017, the Bipartisan Policy Center recognized Chris for his commitment to working across the aisle and awarded him its Legislative Action Award. In November 2016, the independent congressional tracking website GovTrack ranked Chris in the top three most productive Senators of both parties.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Ethics committees, Chris is uniquely positioned to nurture American innovation and make the United States more competitive in the global marketplace. He is the senior Democrat on two subcommittees: the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, which has jurisdiction over the U.S. court and bankruptcy systems, and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, which funds a broad array of government agencies – including those responsible for carrying out critical Wall Street reforms.

In this video, U.S. Senator Chris Coons discusses the importance of health care that balances quality and cost, providing high value. Senator Coons spoke at the Christiana Care Value Institute’s inaugural symposium, “Value: Medicine’s New Frontier” held April 30.

More than 200 health care experts from top institutions joined the dialogue at the symposium and considered how returning to the basics of medicine — listening to the patient, better use of resources and a greater emphasis on safety — can transform patient care and deliver greater value for the neighbors we are privileged to serve.


  • Chris Coons (U.S. Senator, D-Del.)