Meeting Archive:
Giving New York consumers a say when hospitals consolidate

Meeting Description:

More than 41 hospitals have closed across NYS and many remaining community hospitals are joining large health systems. These changes can dramatically affect our access to health care, but all too often, consumers have no say. A new MergerWatch study recommends changes in state oversight of hospital consolidation to better engage affected consumers and protect community access to care. Join us to discuss our findings and recommendations, and learn what you can do to hold hospitals more accountable to the communities they are supposed to serve.  

Date: Thu, Jul 19, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): Diana Zheng
 Presenter Information
Lois Uttley, MPP
Ms. Uttley is the founder of MergerWatch and Director of Women’s Health for Community Catalyst.

Emma Chessen, MPH
Ms. Chessen, co-author of the report, received her Master's in Public Health in May from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.