Contact: Mary E. Horgan
WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University’s Center for Health Policy Education and Research will present a conference on “Health Care Perils to Patients and Communities” on Friday, June 15 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., Room 208 at the Graduate Center, 1 Martine Avenue in White Plains. The cost of the program is $60. For more information or to register, call (914) 422-4298.
Serious questions have arisen about patient safety due to medical errors, nursing shortages and emergency room crowding and diversions. On a community-wide basis, our public health system is increasingly challenged by issues varying from safe food, blood supply, water and air, to potential threats of bioterrorism. Of overriding concern is the ability of our hospitals to rise to these challenges.
Taking part in the program will be a panel of experts, in a format of individual presentations, panel discussion and audience Q&A. Howard Berliner, Sc.D., Professor of Health Services Management and Policy at the New School for Social Research, will address personal safety of care issues such as medical errors and the critical nursing shortage, and why we have these problems. Joshua Lipsman, M.D., Westchester County Commissioner of Health, will address the emerging public health threats and our system of readiness to deal with community-wide threats. Arthur Weintraub, president of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association, will examine the continued ability of our hospital system to respond to these serious concerns. Serving as moderator will be Prof. Bernard M. Weinstein, director of the Center for Health Policy Education and Research.
The conference is co-sponsored with the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association and the New York Society for Health Planning.
The Center for Health Policy Education and Research was founded in 1996 by the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Public Administration in order to advance health care policy education and research activities at Pace University, and to assist health care providers in the Greater New York area in meeting the demands of the community.
The Dyson College of Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, humanities and sciences, and guides the general education of all Pace University undergraduate students. The College’s teaching philosophy stresses a combination of classroom instruction, technology, practical experience and community service.