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Dr. Don Berwick and Ron Pollack to speak in Greenville on Wednesday

At an event co-sponsored by the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, the NC Justice Center, and Families USA, Dr. Don Berwick and Ron Pollack will talk about health system reform under the Affordable Care Act.

Dr. Berwick, most recently, ran the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees nearly a third of health spending in the United States. Partisan gridlock in Washington prevented Berwick from getting confirmed. Berwick is one of the founders and leading figures of the patient safety and health care quality movements. As a co-founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Berwick worked with thousands of hospitals and health systems across the world to save hundreds of thousands of lives by focusing on quality and coordinating care.

Ron Pollack is the founding executive director of Families USA, one of the nation’s leading health care consumer organizations. Pollack was instrumental in passing the Affordable Care Act, and his organization has produced hundreds of reports over the years documenting the struggles people face when trying to navigate our broken health care system.

The event will begin at 12:15 at the Brody School of Medicine Auditorium in Greenville and is open to the public.

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