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RMU To Host Panel Discussion on Pittsburgh Hospitals And the Affordable Care Act

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pittsburgh – The Health Services Administration Program at Robert Morris University will host “The Modern History of Pittsburgh Health Care and Its Future Under the Affordable Care Act,” a lecture and panel discussion on Thursday, April 9, at RMU’s Moon Township campus. The Health Services Administration program offers online bachelor's and master's degrees.

The event will include a talk on the history of health care in Pittsburgh by Dr. Alan Yeasted, chief medical officer of St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon. The event, in the International Suite of the Sewall Center, gets underway at 5:15 p.m. with a networking reception and poster presentations by Health Services Administration students. Yeasted will speak at 6:15, and the panel discussion follows at 6:45. The panelists will be:

 • A.J. Harper, president of the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania

 • Page Babbit, director of provider engagement, performance and partnerships at Highmark.

 • Margaret Weir, chairwoman of the board of directors of Butler Hospital. 

 • Dr. Alan Yeasted, chief medical officer of St. Clair Hospital.

Lynn Watson, director of care management at Washington Hospital.

 • Joe Angelelli, assistant professor of health science administration at RMU.

The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. RSVP to

Through 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate degree programs across five academic schools, Robert Morris University (RMU) in Pittsburgh, Pa., works to change its students' lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate, nontraditional and online students from 37 states and 37 nations are enrolled at RMU, which sits on 230 scenic acres just 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Emphasizing experiential learning, Robert Morris focuses on professional development, service learning, global awareness, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences, all of which are documented on our innovative Student Engagement Transcript. More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally, and meet friends. RMU also has 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.