Siegal College Presents: The Mt. Sinai Health Care Symposium

April 15, 2010 at 11:41 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment



On May 23 and May 24, Siegal College of Judaic Studies will present the Mt. Sinai Health Care Symposium: “Health Care in America, What is it and What Could it Be?,” an intensive look at the health care system and how it can be navigated today.  This two-day event will be led by esteemed professionals in the medical, political, legal and Judaic fields and delve into the issues and concerns being raised by Americans everywhere.  Held at Siegal College, 26500 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood on Sunday, May 23 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and on Monday, May 24 from 8:45 am – 12:15 pm, the symposium will feature more than ten speakers including Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, addressing the Patient Protection Act and its significance for residents of Northeast Ohio, the Jewish Community and all Americans, a keynote address by Fred Rothstein, MD, President of UH Case Medical Center, on “Health Reform: What will it take for a healthier America?,”  and Aaron Marinelli, Principal at Chapman & Chapman, addressing, “Health Care Reform – How the new Legislation will Affect Consumers and the Insurance Industry.”

This symposium will be moderated by Siegal College Professor, Ronald A. Brauner, Ph.D., and is open to anyone in the community.  Costs are $36 for both days or $20 for one day.  CEU’s for social workers and nurses are also available.  To register, please call 216.464.4050 or email

On Sunday, in addition to the keynote by Fred Rothstein, MD and talk by US Representative Marcia L. Fudge, Rabbi Steven Denker from Temple Emanu El will discuss “Choosing Life: Health Care as a Jewish Value,” and Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University Professor of Law & Bioethics, Co-Director, Law-Medicine Center, will delve into Health Care and the Law.

Monday, the symposium will feature Joseph White, Ph.D, Professor and Chair of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University talking on “Compared to What? The Obama Compromise Compared to the International Standard for Health Care Finance,” Arthur Lavin MD, Advanced Pediatrics giving “A Jewish Doctor’s Perspective on Health Care in America,” and Diane Korman, MSN, CHPN, Montefiore Hospice discussing “How Can I Decide What I Need if you won’t Talk to Me? The Role of Palliative Care and Hospice Services.”  Additionally, Karil Bialostosky, Executive Director of MedWorks will discuss “MedWorks Health Clinics for the Uninsured and Underinsured: Why this Forum will Continue to Make Sense,” and Sally Ollerton, LSW, Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Area Chapter will interview Harold Scott on “A Caregiver’s Perspective.”  Rounding up the two-day symposium will be an interesting look at Healthcare from the insurance industry perspective with Aaron Marinelli, Principal at Chapman & Chapman, as he addresses, “Health Care Reform – How the new legislation will Affect Consumers and the Insurance Industry.”

About Siegal College

Siegal College is Cleveland’s higher education resource for classical Jewish learning and modern scholarship.  Siegal College prepares Jewish educators and other communal professionals through degree programs, facilitates the Jewish journey of continuing education students, and provides a nondenominational environment for people of diverse backgrounds to explore Jewish life – past, present, and future.


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