Loretto CEO Kim Townsend and St. Joseph's Hospital Vice President of Ambulatory Care Mark Murphy joined WAER News Director Chris Bolt to discuss changes that are happening in how health care is delivered. The extended conversation originally aired Thursday April 20th at 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
In the first segment of the program Townsend and Murphy describe what is now different in how a patient is cared for and what that means to each of their institutions.
Obesity, diabetes and other chronic conditions impact health care and institutions that deliver it. Also what will Baby Boomers demand of the system? Our experts weigh in on aging and lifestyle impacts of their ability to care for people.
We cannot ignore the recent efforts to repeal Obama Care, the Affordable Care Act. What might change for patients, insurance coverage or the medical care itself? St. Joseph's Murphy and Loretto's Townsend weigh in from the perspective of their institutions.