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Community Health Network to host town hall on health care at Martin University; May 24 event to feature panelists from education, health care and insurance sectors

For release on May 16, 2011

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network is partnering with Martin University to host a town hall on Changes in Health Care. The event, open to the public, is the second town hall initiated by Community, in an effort to continue dialogue with the Indianapolis community about current and changing health care regulations impacting everyone. The town hall will be held Tuesday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. at Martin University’s Gathertorium, located at 2171 Avondale Place, Indianapolis. Free health screenings will offered prior to the event, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The town hall will be moderated by Amos Brown, radio personality and host of Afternoons with Amos on WTLC. Inside Indiana Business will provide pre and post event coverage. Panelists for the town hall include: Bryan Mills, president and CEO, Community Health Network; Dr. Nicole Barnett, dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences, Martin University; Dan Krajnovich, CEO (Indiana/Kentucky) United Healthcare; and Dr. Virginia Caine, director, Marion County Public Health Department.

“We believe our first town hall this year was a success and we answered questions from many in the community,” said Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network. “Our goal is to continue this dialogue to help educate people on upcoming health care regulations. We have a broad mix of panelists with great knowledge of their industries. Their perspectives can provide some valuable information for the public at large,” Mills said.

Topics of discussion will cover health care changes from the provider perspective, how new federal health regulations will impact community health; the future of health care careers; how federal health changes will impact the insurance industry; and what all these changes mean for the consumer.

The event is open to the public, but those planning to attend are encouraged to register online at townhall.ecommunity.com.

Community Health Network launched the Changes in Health Care town hall series March 8, with a town hall at the Ivy Tech Community College, Lawrence Campus. The network is planning additional town halls, to be held later this year.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in access to innovative and compassionate healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, in convenient health pavilions and doctor’s offices, in the workplace, at schools, in the home and online. As a nonprofit health system with multiple affiliates throughout Indiana, Community’s wide continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, full-service hospitals, surgery centers, physician practices, home care services, walk-in care centers and employer health services. To put the needs and the convenience of patients first, Community pioneers advanced treatments and world-class health information technologies, with a focus on exceptional care, simply delivered.


Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations