Monday, June 15, 2009

Panel to discuss ethics of reform

Tennessean U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, and others will take part in a panel discussion on the ethics of health-care reform on Tuesday, June 23, at the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University. Cooper and Dr. Bruce White, a medical ethicist and chairman of the Clinical Ethics Fellowship Program at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, will act as keynote participants. Other local panelists will include: Dr. Kevin Baggett, director of clinical services at HCA; Dr. Reginald Coopwood, CEO of Metro General Hospital; Jack Faris, former CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business; and Bryant Witt, attorney with Miller & Martin, who works with health-care clients on compliance and regulatory issues. The event will be co-hosted by the NASBA Center for the Public Trust and the Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity at Lipscomb University, and sponsored by Miller & Martin. Cost to attend is $79. For more information, call 615-564-2129.

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