Symposium to feature health care discussion

Symposium to feature health care discussion

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Lycoming College will host a panel discussion, "The Health Care Crisis in America: An Open Conversation," on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. This free, public event is part of the College's Spring Symposium on health care.

Following an introduction from Steven P. Johnson, Lycoming alumnus and CEO of Susquehanna Health System, moderator Dr. Neil Boyd, assistant professor of management at Lycoming and symposium committee member, will lead five experts in a discussion of the state of health care in America.

Panelists include Alice Brody, a consumer advocate and outreach director for Single Payer New York, who spearheaded a statewide effort in support of universal, guaranteed and cost-effective health care; Gary Colberg, Lycoming alumnus and CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System; Dr. Donald Hess, instructor of medical ethics at The Commonwealth Medical College and retired physician in charge of medical education at Susquehanna Health; Alison Hirsch, central Pennsylvania coordinator for PA Health Access Network; and state Rep. Rick Mirabito, Williamsport, sponsor of the state health care bill who works closely with Susquehanna Health.

Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.