Invitation to Cover

PHILADELPHIA — Immediately following Thursday's anticipated Supreme Court of the United States ruling on the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- which called for sweeping changes that would provide health coverage for millions of uninsured Americans -- Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics will convene a panel of top health services research experts for a round table discussion on the impact of the ruling.

WHERE: Leonard Davis Institute Auditorium
Colonial Penn Center
3641 Locust Walk (near the intersection of 37th Street and Locust Walk)
Philadephia, PA 1901
WHEN: June 28, 2012
Noon to 1:30 PM
WHO: Panel participants will include:
  • Ralph W. Muller, Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Dave Grande, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Tom Baker, Deputy Dean and Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Penn Law
  • Mary Naylor, Professor, School of Nursing
  • Scott Harrington, Professor of Health Care Management and Insurance and Risk Management, The Wharton School
  • Jonathan T. Kolstad, Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School

The LDI is one of the country's largest health services research centers, coordinating the work of more than 200 senior fellows investigating the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the United States. The Institute and its senior fellows are among the pioneers in interdisciplinary health services research that has helped guide health policies at all levels of government and the private sector.

Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.

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