Posted: Oct 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM [Oct 16, 2012]
Everything You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act: A Teach-in on the ACA
5:30 – 8:30 P.M.
Thursday October 25, 2012
Administrative Area Auditorium
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
This event will provide expert and timely information about the Affordable Care Act and the implementation of this important health care reform in Michigan. Community members, students, faculty and health care professionals are all welcome. Perspectives from the consumer, the insurance industry and medical care providers will highlight the evening and the audience will be encouraged to actively participate in a town hall meeting question and answer session. Refreshments will be served. There is no cost for this event and parking is free.
This event is sponsored by the Program in Health Administration, School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Services of Eastern Michigan University. Collaboration and sponsorship of the event has also been provided by AARP Michigan. Support has been generously provided from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Health Administration Students Organization, of Eastern Michigan University.
This event qualifies for Learning Beyond the Classroom credit for undergraduates at Eastern Michigan University.
Kirk Roy is Vice President of National Health Reform, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. His role is to ready Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for health reform designed to help move the enterprise forward in a changing environment. Kirk is responsible for managing and monitoring process and execution of tactical and strategic reform imperatives, organizing resources to address issues where no function currently exists, and for bringing information and insights to reform implications as well as challenging and engaging stakeholders. Previously, Kirk was director of the Office of National Health Reform. He joined the Michigan Blues in 2000 and has served in actuarial leadership positions supporting individual business, Medicare and corporate financial planning. He also has been involved in building new consumer market capabilities to support the company’s new growth platforms.
Steven Hernandez is the Southeast Michigan Coordinator of Michigan Consumers for Healthcare Coalition (MCH). His assigned region includes Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Monroe County. Steven joined MCH in July, 2011 and serves as MCH's development coordinator.Robert Casalou (Rob) joined Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) in October 2008 as the President and CEO, St. Joseph Mercy Hospitals-Ann Arbor, Saline, Livingston. Prior to coming to SJMHS, Rob served as President of Providence Park Hospital and was responsible for overseeing the construction of the 200-bed, full service teaching hospital in Novi, Michigan that opened in September 2008. Mr. Casalou sits on the Michigan Health and Hospital Association Board (MHA), and served as chair of the MHA Legislative Policy Panel and is a former member of MHA Task Force on Hospital-Physician Alignment. He is a member of the American Heart Association (AHA) Board, the AHA Advocacy Committee and the AHA Child Obesity Committee. In addition, he serves on the Make-A-Wish Michigan Board, the Huron Valley Ambulance Board, IHA Board, the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Board in South Bend, Indiana, the Center for Digestive Care (CDC) Board and the Midwest Healthcare Executives Group and Associates (MHEGA) Board of Directors. Rob is a member of the MI CON Commission Standards Advisory Committee (SAC), the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC), the Washtenaw Countywide Planning Steering Committee, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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Prof. Richard Douglass
Eastern Michigan University
The Teach-in will take place in the Auditorium within the Administration Area. Free public parking is in Parking Lot P. Enter through Administration Area doors and proceed about 50 feet to the Auditorium. Health Administration Students Organization staffing will guide guests and provide directions.