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“Regionally Speaking” – One Region Healthcare Summit

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November 25, 2013

Regionally Speaking was recorded before a live audience at the One Region Health Summit at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, Nov., 22 2013. Prior to the broadcast, a group of people with backgrounds ranging from — education, health care, transportation, the arts and culture, government and housing — have been talking about ways to address the area’s needs in health care.

Since 2000, One Region has issued a report measuring several quality of life issues. During that time, the area has actually declined in healthcare. During the hour, the conversation ranged from ways t0 improve to the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

Guests include:

Dennis Rittenmeyer, executive director of One Region

Pat Backston, co chair of the conference, and the director of the Medical School at IUN

Walter R. Thompson, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research College of Education Georgia State University

Sara Johnson, Director, Undergraduate Programs, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, at IUPUI in Indianapolis

Beth Wrobel CEO Healthlinc

Denise C. Dillard was appointed Vice President of Government and External Affairs

Pat Donahue, Prompt Ambulance


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