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Can We Identify Bipartisan Common Ground That Will Deliver Quality and Safe Medical Care to All Americans?

May 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Experts in law and medical services will discuss the possibility of achieving quality health care for all Americans, independent of partisan politics, at the eight annual Pegalis & Erickson lecture at New York Law School.

Topics will include health disparities and burdens, legislative and policy challenges, and potential new models of care and payment. In addition, Dr. Irwin R. Merkatz will be honored for his extraordinary achievement in advancing quality health care and safety for women and children.

The event is organized by New York Law School’s Patient Safety Project, which works to promote patient safety in medical care by serving as a valuable teaching resource and starting an open dialogue among medical care providers, risk managers, physicians, medical students, insurance providers, and lawyers.

Hon. Thomas Suozzi, U.S. Congressman for New York’s 3rd Congressional District
Adam S. Herbst, Esq., Chief Legal Relations and Strategic Planning Officer, Blythedale Children’s Hospital; Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School; Co-Director, Patient Safety Project at New York Law School
Pamela Brier, Former President and CEO, Maimonides Medical Center

Steven E. Pegalis ’65, Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School; New York Law School Board of Trustees; and Co-Director, Patient Safety Project at New York Law School

Irwin R. Merkatz, M.D., University Chair Emeritus of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center; Co-Director of the Patient Safety Project at New York Law School.

RSVP appreciated.

CLE credits available.


May 31, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, New York 10013
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