This article underwritten by: One Region
“Regionally Speaking” – One Region Healthcare Summit
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.
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