Public Hearing – Rural Hospital and Healthcare Sustainability

Center for Rural Pennsylvania

August 3, 2023 | 9 a.m.

Mukaiyama University Room by KOA, Frame-Westerberg Commons
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, Pennsylvania


9:00 A.M.       Call to Order 

  •   Senator Gene Yaw, Chairman, Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors

9:05 A.M.        Welcoming Remarks

  • Richard Esch, President, University of Pittsburgh—Bradford

9:10 A.M.        Panel 1:  An Overview of Rural Healthcare in Pennsylvania

     • Kate Slatt, Vice President, Innovative Payment and Care Delivery, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania 
     • Lisa Davis, Director, Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, and Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Penn State University

9:45 A.M.        Panel 2: Perspectives from Rural Hospitals

     • Dr. Jill Owens, President, Upper Allegheny Health System
     • Tom Kurtz, President and CEO, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
     • Wendy Lazo, President, St. Luke’s Hospital – Miners Campus

10:30 A.M.     Panel 3: Perspectives from Rural Health Centers and Population Health Centers

  • Eric Kiehl, Director of Policy and Partnerships, Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
  • Jeannine McMillan, Executive Director, Center for Population Health

11:05 A.M.       Concluding Remarks

  • Senator Yaw
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