Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

On Tuesday, November 19, the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences (PHHS) will host the first annual Healthcare Leadership Symposium at the University of Michigan-Flint. The theme of this year’s symposium, which will feature a panel of distinguished healthcare leaders, is “Healthcare Leaders Discuss the Affordable Care Act.” The public is welcome to this event, which will be held in the UM-Flint Harding Mott University Center, Michigan Rooms C&D, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19. No RSVP is required.

“Our goal in launching this series is to allow healthcare leaders to facilitate discussions with providers, administrators, students, and communities about the changing dynamics of the healthcare system,” said Terry Thompson, Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration in PHHS. The inaugural event in this annual series is well-timed. “With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, it’s important that healthcare leaders play a prominent role in the dissemination of information. Healthcare leadership must continue to be the guiding resource for healthcare transformation,” said Thompson.

Members of Healthcare Leadership panel include: Hospice Pioneer, Robert Buckingham, UM-Flint Jack W. Thompson Visiting Professor and executive director/dean of the University of Saskatchewan School of Public Health; Clarence Pierce, chief executive officer of the Hamilton Community Health Network; Susan Schneberger, administrative director of the UM-Flint Urban Health & Wellness Center; and Mark Valacak, health officer at the Genesee County Health Department.