On July 9th, Alan Channing (BUS ’68) and Paul Green (BUS ’90) hosted thirty UC Alumni at the Sinai Health System on Chicago’s west side. Sinai Health System is composed of four hospitals: Mt. Sinai, Sinai Children’s, Holy Cross and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital. Additional Sinai entities include a specialty physician group of 200; Sinai Urban Health Institute, which practices applied epidemiology (studying how diseases effect the community and creating successful interventions); and Sinai Community Institute whose task is to provide an array of health and social services to the community.
Alan, the CEO of the Sinai Health System, talked to the group about the current state of healthcare, as well as the effect on their programs and services by the Affordable Health Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid.
Paul, a Partner in the Tax Services Group of Ernst & Young, then spoke about the Affordable Care Act as it applies to employers. He discussed many of the new provisions that will go into effect on January 1, 2014, including individual mandates, insurance exchanges, Medicare expansion and employer mandates.
The alumni had a chance to tour the hospital Emergency Room, a Level 1 Trauma Center providing care to nearly 60,000 patients, the Community Computer Center, the Community Care Center and the Rehab Center, before enjoying an outside reception on the beautiful rooftop garden of the Rehab Center.
Thanks, Alan and Paul, for your commitment to the community and the University of Cincinnati.
See photos from the event.
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