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|SOUTHEASTERN TO HOST REGIONAL HEALTH CARE SUMMIT ON WEDNESDAY
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana
University will host one of Governor Kathleen Blanco's regional health
care summits on Wednesday (Feb. 18) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Columbia
Theatre for the Performing Arts Conference Center.
The meeting is one of eight summits
planned around the state and designed to provide input into a statewide
meeting conference scheduled in early March.
Attendees will look at challenges
posed by the uninsured, Medicaid and Medicare populations; health care
needs of children, people over the age of 65, and those with developmental
disabilities, mental illness and addictive disorders; and the strengths
and gaps in the community's health care system. Participants will also
be asked to describe changes that could improve health care based on access,
quality and cost to the state and patient of services.
The meeting is open to the public
but individuals wishing to participate should pre-register by calling 985-549-3772
or via e-mail to summit coordinator Donnie Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org.