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On March 19th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, you are invited to join the first gathering of Yale SOM and School of Public Health Alumni for a frank discussion of important issues facing healthcare leaders. Watch a recording here: http://som.yale.edu/yale-som-alumni-panel-contemporary-healthcare-issues Our first panel will focus on the challenges and benefits of physician-hospital system alignment. In a recent survey of hospital executives, physician-hospital system alignment was rated as one of the most important and most difficult challenges facing the industry. Leading the panel will be Bruce Cummings, CEO of L&M Hospital in New London, CT (and a graduate of Yale's School of Public Health). As CEO of L&M since 2005, and a leader of hospitals in New York and Maine prior to L&M, Bruce brings deep experience and insights to the issues facing hospital systems, including that of physician-hospital system alignment. Other members of the panel include: --Yale Professor Howie Forman, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Economics, and Public Health, Director of the MD/MBA Program, Director of the MBA for Executives: Leadership in Healthcare Program & Lecturer in Ethics, Politics, and Economics --Mary Ann Etiebet MD and SOM 2003, Director, Ambulatory Care Strategies, Office of Healthcare Improvement, Division of Medical and Professional Affairs, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. --G. Alan Kurose, MD, F.A.C.P. and second-year eMBA student. Since 2008, Al has been President and CEO of Coastal Medical, a physician governed medical service organization and Rhode Island's largest primary care group practice The Connecticut SOM Chapter is hosting this event which is sponsored by Schaffer Consulting as part of their dialogues with health care leaders around the country. We hope this will be the first in a recurring series of jointly sponsored panels on healthcare featuring Yale and SOM alumni. If you are directly involved in the world of healthcare, join us in the new SOM Campus, Edward P. Evans Hall (165 Whitney Ave, Gould Classoom--4220) for drinks and appetizers at 5:30 followed by the panel at 6:00 with ample time for discussion.

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    165 Whitney Avenue New Haven, Connecticut