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June 2, 2009

Dear Mayor:

The following notice from the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University may be of interest to you, members of your governing body and community. Thank you,

Very truly yours,

 

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University-Newark
cordially invites you to its’ annual conference:
INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF HOSPITAL CLOSINGS ON
THE CONSUMER, COMMUNITY, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

Goals:

Who:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Who
Should
Attend:

To provide an open forum in which stakeholders may discuss the impact of hospital closings in New Jersey on consumers, service providers and communities.


Conference will be moderated by:       Stephanie R. Bush-Baskette, JD, Ph.D., Director
                                                            Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies
                                                            Rutgers University - Newark


Guest Speakers:        The Honorable Heather Howard, Commissioner
                                 New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
                                 The Honorable Ronald L. Rice, Senator – District 28


Panelists will include:
The Honorable Mila M. Jasey, Assemblywoman – District 27
The Honorable Sharon Robinson-Briggs, Mayor, City of Plainfield
The Honorable Wayne Smith, Mayor, The Township of Irvington
Michael Festa, Ph.D., Essex County Health Department
Elizabeth A. Ryan, Esq., New Jersey Hospital Association
Kevin J. Slavin, FACHE, East Orange General Hospital
Maria Vizcarrondo, City of Newark, Department of Child and Family Well-Being
Ilise Zimmerman, Northern New Jersey Maternal/Child Health Consortium
Peter R. Velez, Newark Community Health Centers, Inc.
Derek DeLia, Ph.D., The Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Frank Thompson, Ph.D., School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University
Mahmud Hassan, Ph.D., Rutgers Business School
Kelly Robinson, Ph.D., Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University

 

All community stakeholders, i.e. private citizens, advocates, leaders, community-based organizations, government entities, scholars, etc. are invited to attend.

 

When:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where:

Rutgers University – Newark
Center for Law and Justice (CLJ)
123 Washington Street, Room 070 and Atrium
(Lower Level), Newark, NJ  07102

 

Reservation:

Conference is free but seating is limited.  Please reserve your place by May 27, 2009 with Ms. Irene Welch at 973-353-1750 ext. 3869 or irenew@rutgers.edu

 

Lunch will be provided to the first 150 RSVPs
Special thank you to the following supporters:
The Merck Company Foundation
The Fund for New Jersey
Victoria Foundation
The Nicholson Foundation
Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, located at Rutgers University-Newark, advances analysis and research of complex issues facing urban areas. The Center sponsors forums and other programs to encourage free and productive exchange of information and ideas among the community’s stakeholders—private citizens, advocates, leaders, community-based organizations, government entities, scholars, etc.
For more information contact the Center at 973-353-1750 or visit our website at www.cornwall.rutgers.edu

 

 

 

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