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Saturday, September 28 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Care Out There

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Hospital closures are compromising the health of rural Texas

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Sarah Jane Tribble

Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News
Tribble is a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, where she covers pharmaceutical drug development, costs and pricing. Previously, she covered health insurance for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and covered the medical industry for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. She also... Read More →

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Nancy Dickey

Executive Director of the Rural and Community Health Institute at Texas A&M University
Dickey heads Texas A&M University's Rural and Community Health Institute, where she consults with rural hospitals and communities across the state to facilitate medical best practices. She is also a professor in the Texas A&M College of Medicine and the School of Public Health. Previously... Read More →
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Erin Marietta

Director of Operations for Rural Hospitals at CHI St. Joseph Health
Marietta began as director of operations for rural hospitals at CHI St. Joseph Health in 2018 after spending two years as the organization’s communications and marketing director. Previously, she served as chief operating officer and communications and operations director at Louisiana... Read More →
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J.D. Sheffield

State Representative
Sheffield, R-Gatesville, has represented House District 59 since 2013. He sits on the House Appropriations and Public Health committees. In addition to his role in the Legislature, Sheffield works in Gatesville as a family physician and serves as medical director at Coryell Medical... Read More →
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Sandra Wright

Former CEO of Tyler County Hospital
Wright served as CEO of the Tyler County Hospital from 2001 to 2018 after working at Tyler County Hospital Home Health Services in Woodville, Texas. Previously, she served as interim director of AAA Prestige Home Health and as senior vice president of Concepts of Care, both home health... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Texas Public Policy Foundation, McCombs Events Center