The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture:
The Frayed Safety Net: The Future of Public Hospitals in America
David Oshinsky, PhD
Director of the Division of Medical Humanities
New York University Langone Health
From Boston and Philadelphia to Chicago and Los Angeles, our nation’s flagship public hospitals are disappearing in a sea of apathy and red ink. The dramatic impact of these closings upon the poor and medically underserved has raised a series of troubling questions: Is this trend irreversible? Are these hospitals worth saving? If so, are there models of success we can look to for guidance and inspiration?
This lecture will seek to chart a positive future for America’s vital public safety net hospitals, using examples that appear to be working well in the 21st Century.
Lunch provided for all guests
Lunch service starts at 11:45 a.m.
Free parking for guests in the Banner Visitor Parking Lot - tickets validated at lecture
This lecture is sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.
The Flinn Foundation Buffmire Lecture, begun in 1997, continues the Flinn Foundation's commitment to bringing to Arizona leading practitioners and thinkers in the medical field.