Health For Life Community Forum: Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona healthcare leaders gathered June 1 with representatives of business, faith-based and voluntary organizations as well as members of the public for Health for Life, a statewide conversation of the essential elements of effective healthcare reform.

The community forum-hosted by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) - took place in Phoenix at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, in partnership with Arizona State University.

Audiences in Flagstaff, Tucson and Yuma joined the conversation via live video conference at:

  • Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona Health   Sciences Center, Tucson
  • Yuma Regional Medical Center's Corporate Center

Forum panelists:

  • Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health Systems and 2009 chairman, AHA
  • Bob England, MD, MPH, director, Maricopa County Department Public Health
  • Roger Hughes, PhD, executive director, St. Luke's Health Initiatives, Phoenix
  • Leonard Kirschner, MD, MPH, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) state president
  • Peggy Reiley, RN, PhD, senior vice president, chief clinical officer, Scottsdale Healthcare
  • John Rivers, president and CEO, AzHHA
  • Anthony Rodgers, director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (Arizona's Medicaid program)
  • Tom Sadvary, president and CEO, Scottsdale Healthcare

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