Health Care Lecture Series

Ninth Annual Health Care Symposium

"Patient-Centered Care: A Vision to Create Well-Being"

Keynote, David Leonhardt of the New York Times

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Please register online using this link.

Friday, September 21, 2018

8:00 a.m. - Gathering and Networking (Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall; faculty and student research posters will be displayed in the Rosenn concourse)

8:30 a.m. - Welcome (Lemmond Theater); Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., President, Misericordia University

8:40 am. - First Annual “Excellence in Health Care Award Presentation” (Lemmond Theater): Alfred Casale, M.D., Associate Chief Medical Officer, Geisinger Northeast

8:50 a.m. - Speaker Introduction (Lemmond Theater); Joseph Grilli, MPA, DPA., Director of Corporate & Institutional Recruitment, Misericordia University

8:50 a.m. - Keynote Address (Lemmond Theater); David Leonhardt “The Great American Stagnation – and How to Fix It; Health, wealth and well-being in today’s United States"

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:15 a.m. - Speaker Introduction (Lemmond Theater); Leamor Kahanov, EdD, ATC, LAT, Dean, College of Health Sciences and Education, Misericordia University

10:20 a.m. - Plenary Session (Lemmond Theater); Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph., Executive Vice President and CEO, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy - "Putting Patients in the Center of Our Teams"

11:30 a.m. - The Pledge to Preserve Human Dignity in Health Care (Lemmond Theater)
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11:30 a.m. - Art Display by Ted Meyer - “Patient Experience, Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars” (Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall)

12:00 p.m. - Lunch (Rooms 217-219 Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall); Faculty/Student posters displayed in Rosenn concourse

12:50 p.m. - Ted Meyer Introduction (Lemmond Theater); Leamor Kahanov, EdD, ATC, LAT, Dean, College of Health Sciences and Education, Misericordia University and Amanda Caleb, Ph.D., Director, Medical and Health Humanities

1:00 p.m. - Ted Meyer - “Scarred for Life: A Patient’s Experience” (Lemmond Theater)

1:50 p.m. - Misericordia University Faculty - Contemporary Research Presentations (Lemmond Theater)

2:20 p.m. - Closing Remarks (Lemmond Theater); David Rehm Ph.D., Vice President, Academic Affairs, Misericordia University

* You are welcome to attend the Ted Meyer Gallery Reception Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:30 – 7:00pm, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, McGowan Room, 3rd floor.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health, Misericordia University.
The artist, Ted Meyer, will speak briefly about his exhibit entitled “Patient Experience, Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars” at 6:00 pm. While on campus, you are cordially invited to attend the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow lecture by Robert Musil at 7:00pm in the Lemmond Theater on “Rachel Carson’s Environmental Legacy for Today.”

Leaders and managers at all levels and in all areas of the health care delivery system will benefit from this presentation as well as students in health care administration and clinical fields. Business leaders and the public are also welcome.

This activity has been submitted to Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for approval to award 3.8 contact hours. Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Keynote Speaker - Ninth Annual Symposium

David Leonhardt

Keynote Speaker

David Leonhardt writes "Economic Scene," a weekly economics column, for The New York Times business section, looking at both the broad American economy and the economics of everyday life. Many of his recent columns have focused on the economic downturn, the budget deficit or health care.

Mr. Leonhardt is also a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and founded the Times's Economix blog. He has also conceived and helped create two ofThe Times's most popular interactive features, the budget-deficit calculators and rent-vs.-buy housing calculator. In 2005, Mr. Leonhardt was one of the reporters who produced "Class Matters," The Times's series on social class in the United States. In 2004, he founded an analytical sports column, "Keeping Score."

Before joining The Times in 1999, he worked for Business Week magazine and The Washington Post.

Mr. Leonhardt won the Gerald Loeb Award for magazine writing in 2009 for aTimes Magazine article, "Obamanomics." He was a winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Journalism Contest for his Times column in 2009 and 2007. In 2010, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary for his economic columns. In 2003, he was part of a team of Times reporters whose coverage of corporate scandals was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 1998, he won a Peter Lisagor Award, from the Chicago Headline Club, for a Business Week story on problems at McDonald's.

Born in New York on Jan. 1, 1973, Mr. Leonhardt studied applied mathematics at Yale. He is a third-generation native of New York.

Plenary Session - "Putting Patients in the Center of Our Teams"

Lucinda Maine

Plenary Session

Lucinda L. Maine serves as executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. As the leading advocate for high quality pharmacy education, AACP works to develop strong academic scholars and leaders, to support excellent professional doctoral and postgraduate degree programs and build relations with key constituency groups both inside and external to the profession of pharmacy.

Prior to assuming her current role in July 2002, Maine served as senior vice president for policy, planning and communications with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

Maine is a pharmacy graduate of Auburn University and received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. She served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota where she practiced in the field of geriatrics and was an associate dean at the Samford University School of Pharmacy.

Maine has been active in leadership roles in and out of the profession. Prior to joining the APhA staff she served as speaker of the APhA House of Delegates and as an APhA trustee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Research!America and is an Executive Committee member of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. She has been honored with receipt of several prestigious awards, including the University of Minnesota Outstanding Alumnus Award, the Linwood Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award and the Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award from the American Pharmacists Association. In 2017 she was installed in the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame.

Ted Meyer - "Scarred for Life: A Patient’s Experience"

Ted Meyer

Ted Meyer is a nationally recognized artist, curator and patient advocate who helps patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer. Ted’s 18-year project “Scarred for Life: Mono-prints of Human Scars” chronicles the trauma and courage of people who have lived through accidents and health crises.

Ted seeks to improve patient/physician communications and speaks about living as an artist with illness. Telling stories about his own art and the stories behind his scar art collection, he offers insight into living with pain, illness, and disfigurement. Ted has been featured on NPR and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today. His work has been displayed internationally in museums, hospitals, and galleries. As the current Artist in Residence at USC Keck School of Medicine, Ted curates exhibitions of artwork by patients whose subject matter coincides with medical school curriculum. Ted has curated shows by artists challenged by MS, cancer, germ phobias, back pain, and other diseases. In addition, he is a Visiting Scholar at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, invited to take part in the Aspen Seminars, was recently names The 2017 Sterling Visiting Professorship at Stanford University, and has been a TEDMED mainstage speaker.

Ted’s rare niche mixes art, medicine, and stories of healing and survival, drawing from his experience as a lifelong patient of Gaucher Disease (an enzyme deficiency that affects bones and joints). Ted spent much of his childhood in severe pain. His work is influenced by his many hospital stays where he began mixing art and medical supplies. (How can you make something out of I.V. tubes, bandages and pipe cleaners?) Contorted, graphic skeletal images appear in his early paintings reflecting his belief that he would not reach his 30th birthday. He now considers himself normal and healthy; outliving friends, family, and early expectations.

New drug treatments and joint replacements have improved Ted’s life and this in turn has changed his artistic direction, shifting from “Ted-centric” images to those that highlight other people’s health problems. His “Scarred for Life” series chronicles events that suddenly changed people’s lives. During an expansive narrated visual presentation, audiences come to understand how a lifetime of chronic illness impacts an artist’s work. Ted turns devastating illnesses into a source of artistic expression, giving voice to people around the world living with rare diseases and disfigurement.

Ted’s painting have been shown around the world, from Europe, to Asia, and throughout the United States. With subject matter ranging from introspective, to down right humorous, his narrative always looks at human interactions.

Ted is also a freelance designer, writer, photographer and illustrator. He has written and illustrated several books. “Shrink Yourself: The Complete do-it-Yourself Book of Freudian Psychoanalysis”, “The Butt Hello - And Other Reasons My Cats Drive Me Crazy”, “Cats Around the World” and “Good Things You Can Learn from A Bad Relationship”, “Scarred for Life”, “Woman Napping with Animals” He is the owner of Art Your World, a full service design studio.

Health Care Advisory Council

Health Care Advisory Council
Revised, June, 2017

Michael Amory
Amory Medical Associates
Amory Sleep Solutions
22 East End Center
Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18702

Ron Beer, Chief Administrative Officer,
Geisinger Northeast
1000 East Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18702

Lori Beucler, MSN, RN, BC-NE, FACHE, Vice President and Chief
Nursing Officer
Susquehanna Health
700 High St.
Williamsport, Pa. 17701

Alfred Casale, M.D., Associate Chief Medical Officer
Geisinger Northeast
1000 East Mountain Blvd.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Karen Hummel, Assistant

Cornelio Catena, Chief Executive Officer
Wilkes Barre General Hospital
575 N. River St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18764

Robert Cole, PhD, Vice President Systems Improvement
Allied Services
100 Abington Executive Park
Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411

Mary Erwine, President
Erwine Home Health and Hospice, Inc.
270 Pierce Street, Suite 101
Kingston, PA 18704

Linda Dominick, Assistant

Ted Epperly, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
777 N. Raymond
Boise, ID 83704

Patricia Finan-Castellano
Health Care Consultant
1848 Lakeside Drive
Harveys Lake, PA 18618

Michael Golden,

Brian Rinker, Senior Vice President- NEPA Region
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
15 N. Main St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711

Barbara Zubko, Assistant

Conrad Schintz, Health Care Executive (retired)
33 South Beech Road
Plains, Pa. 18705

Deborah Vilegi-Payne, Ph.D, Dean Health Sciences
Luzerne County Community College
133 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, Pa. 18634;

Eric Williams,;

Paul Woelkers, President
Lackawanna Mobile X-Ray
1229 Monroe Avenue
Dunmore, PA 18509

Misericordia University Members:

Thomas Botzman, PhD, co-chair, President
Misericordia University

Glenn Bozinski, Vice President, Enrollment Management
Misericordia University

Joseph Grilli, MPA, DPA co-chair, Director
Corporate and Institutional Recruitment
Misericordia University

Leamor Kahanov, Ed.D, ATC, LAT, Dean
College of Health Sciences and Education
Misericordia University

Allen C. Minor, Ph.D, Program Director/faculty
Health Care Management
Misericordia University

David Rehm, Vice President Academic Affairs
Misericordia University

Jim Roberts, Special Assistant to the President
Misericordia University

Stacy Gallin, Director
Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health
Misericordia University

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