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Dr. Koh Speaks to UK HealthCare

Published 01-17-2012 8:11 AM | Mark D. Birdwhistell  

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Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services, spoke to a full crowd last Tuesday. About 400 people packed into the new Pavilion A Auditorium and even into two overflow conference rooms to listen to the Assistant Secretary. It was great to see such a large turnout.

Dr. Koh was introduced by his long-time friend and colleague Dr. Stephen Wyatt, Dean of the College of Public Health. He spoke for about 30 minutes on the "Future of the U.S. Healthcare System".  After his overview, Dr. Richard Lofgren, VP of Health Care Operations and Chief Clinical Officer here at UK HealthCare, and Dr. Steven Hester, Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer at Norton Healthcare, joined Dr. Koh on stage for a question and answer session, moderated by Dean Wyatt. The crowd had some very good questions, which made for some great dialogue and a few funny moments.

Healthcare is changing in the United States, and here at UK HealthCare, we are committed to improving our system in this changing environment so that our patients continue to receive the best care possible. I could tell that Dr. Koh was very impressed with our new building and our commitment to excellence. I want to personally thank Dr. Koh for taking time to speak to our leaders, faculty, and students, and I look forward to seeing him in future healthcare discussions.  

For some more background on Dr. Howard Koh, check out my previous blog.

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Dr. Howard Koh speak to UK HealthCare

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Dr. Howard Koh with co-panelists Dr. Richard Lofgren, Dr Stephen Wyatt, and Dr. Steven Hester

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Dr. Howard Koh

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