TMC Presents – a Community Health Forum

    June 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Doubletree by Hilton Tucson - Reid Park
    445 S Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85711

    Health Care Reform And What It Means To Providers And Patients

    “Come hear what health care leader have to say about about how federal health care legislation will impact patients and their families.

    The moderator for this forum is Judy Rich, president and CEO, TMC HealthCare.

    Panelists include:

    Greg Vigdor, president and CEO, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, who will share the impact on health care and the economic sector
    Dr. Daniel Derksen, professor, Public Health Policy and Management Program, who will discuss the impact on rural health
    Nancy Johnson, president and CEO, El Rio Health, who will share the primary care perspective
    Dr. Francisco Garcia, assistant county administrator, who will discuss the impact on public health
    Dr. Tommy Schechtman, pediatrician and past president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, who will share the impact on children’s health.
    This forum is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).

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