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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 10, 2004

(Mahwah) – A panel of healthcare professionals will participate in a symposium, HealthCare: Addressing the Issues, on Monday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Trustees Pavilion at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

U.S. Senator Jon S. Corzine will give the keynote address and Dr. Gene Cheslock, founder, Parker Family Health Center, is the luncheon speaker. The panelists are Alieta Eck, MD, co-founder, Zarephath Health Center; Laura Fitzgerald, vice president, marketing, The TriZetto Group; Glenn B. Gero, N.D., a doctor of naturopathy; William Healey, executive vice president, HealthCare Institute of New Jersey; David Knowlton, president, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, and V. David Schwantes, former CFO, SMDC, St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic Health System.

Dr. Murray Sabrin, executive director of the Center for Business and Public Policy and a professor of finance at Ramapo College, will give the welcoming remarks. Health care is one of the most challenging issues facing the American people,” he says. Families, employers, employees, small business owners, the uninsured and the government all have a stake in a high quality healthcare system. Nevertheless, the challenge of our society is to contain costs, otherwise both quality and access will be adversely affected. Our HealthCare Symposium brings together some of the state’s most knowledgeable individuals in the health care debate to sort out the issues.”

The symposium is offered without charge as a community service by The Ramapo College Foundation and the School of Administration and Business in conjunction with the Center for Business and Public Policy. Registration and refreshments begin at 9:30; the program is scheduled for 10 a.m. Advance registration will be accepted through March 19 by calling 201.684.7373, faxing 201.684.7957, or e-mailing cbpp@ramapo.edu.

The Center for Business and Public Policy at Ramapo College provides a nonpartisan forum for the examination of issues that affect the economic well being and quality of life of New Jersey’s citizens. The Center’s focus is on taxation, health care, education and business regulation. The Center hosts colloquia, workshops, conferences and other programs, and publishes journals and papers.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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