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.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rutgers University – Newark
Center for Law and Justice (CLJ)
123 Washington Street, Room 070 and Atrium
(Lower Level), Newark, NJ 07102
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