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Restructuring health care focus of UCR conference

Restructuring health care focus of UCR conference

(May 23, 2001)

The 10th Annual Inland Empire Health Care Conference, organized by the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside, will focus on restructuring health care and is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 7, at the Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange St.

Keynote speaker Martin Kitchener, an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, will give a talk titled, "Lessons from the UCSF/Stanford Merger," at 8:30 a.m. He studied the five-year merger attempt between the medical centers at Stanford University and UCSF. The arrangement was formally dissolved in April 2000. A question-and-answer session will follow Kitchener's talk.

At 9:45 a.m., Bryan Rogers, the chief executive officer at Riverside Community Hospital, will give a talk titled "Improving Patient, Employee and Physician Satisfaction…While Having Fun!" Rogers' talk will also be followed by a question-and-answer session.

A panel discussion is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. titled, "Restructuring Health Care…Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." Panelists include Douglas Beeman, health care writer with The Press-Enterprise newspaper; Steve Larson, M.D., of Riverside Medical Center; Christopher Ohman, president of CapMetrics, LLC; and Bruce Satzger, president of Community Hospital of San Bernardino.

Alan Lewis, assistant dean for external affairs at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management will give the opening and closing remarks. Cost to attend is $95 per person and includes a buffet breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Additional information is available from Michelle Skiljan, assistant director at the Center for Entrepreneurial Management at AGSM at (909) 787-3732.

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