The Berger Commission Report, an influential plan to shrink the hospital industry, will be the focus of a public forum featuring its executive director David Sandman and other health care leaders on Monday, January 8th at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

The panel discussion, “Healthcare Facilities in the 21st Century: Implementation of the Berger Commission’s Report,” will begin at 8 a.m. at NYU Wagner, and is cosponsored by the NYU Wagner Alumni Association. The event is free; a continental breakfast will be provided.

  • Who: David Sandman, executive director, New York State Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century; Audrey Weiner, president and chief operating officer, Jewish Home and Hospital Lifecare System; Robert Wild, Esq., chairman, Garfunkel, Wild and Travis; Rogan Kersh, NYU Wagner professor of public service.
  • What: A discussion of the implications of the report, which proposes reducing the number of hospitals in New York State by about 20, shrinking dozens of others, requiring some competitors to merge, and making smaller cuts to nursing homes.
  • Where: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, The Puck Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room, 295 Lafayette Street (at Houston Street), Manhattan. [Subway lines: D, F, B, V at Broadway/Lafayette, No. 6 at Bleecker or Spring streets. Bus connections: M 1, M 5, M 6, M 21].
  • When: Monday, January 8, at 8 a.m.

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