Telluride Foundation: Healthcare Experts Gather for FREE Panel on Rural Care, 6/18!

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Telluride Foundation: Healthcare Experts Gather for FREE Panel on Rural Care, 6/18!

The Telluride Foundation hosting a panel on healthcare delivery in rural communities titled “The Prognosis for Rural Care: A Conversation About Overcoming Barriers and Pioneering Solutions in Rural Healthcare.” The event takes place Tuesday, June 18, 5 – 7 p.m., at the Telluride Arts HQ Gallery West.

A cash bar and light bites will be available at 5 p.m.; discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public, though an RSVP is required and space is limited.

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The Telluride Foundation is hosting a free, open to the public panel discussion with local, regional, and state healthcare experts to explore obstacles and opportunities in rural healthcare delivery. “The Prognosis for Rural Care: A Conversation About Overcoming Barriers and Pioneering Solutions in Rural Healthcare” promises to shed light on critical issues impacting countless rural communities nationwide and innovative solutions in rural healthcare delivery.

Access to quality healthcare remains a challenge for many rural communities across America. Geographic isolation, scarce resources, and healthcare workforce shortage create formidable barriers to delivering essential medical services. However, many rural regions are boldly tackling these challenges head-on with innovative solutions. The conversation hosted by the Foundation will delve into the complexities surrounding rural healthcare delivery and explore broader state and national efforts striving to address healthcare disparities through creative delivery systems, policy reforms, and technological advancements.

“Rural healthcare faces several unique challenges that impact the quality and accessibility of services for rural communities,” said Jason Corzine, President & CEO, Telluride Foundation. “The Foundation aims to highlight different perspectives to address this important issue. By convening experts from the state and local organizations we hope to highlight innovative solutions that will help our community plan and deliver quality healthcare services to the Telluride region into the future.”

The panelists bring a wealth of expertise and unique perspectives to the conversation, as below:

Joshua Ewing, Vice President of Rural Health for the Colorado Hospital Association. Ewing has over 15 years of healthcare policy experience at state and national levels. His role focuses on advancing policies to strengthen Colorado’s rural healthcare ecosystems.

Kaye Hotsenpiller, CEO, River Valley Family Health Centers. Hotsenpillar brings extensive experience in advancing services for underserved populations. Her nonprofit leadership background positions her to guide River Valley’s community health mission effectively.

Jeff Roberts, Executive Director, Telluride Medical Center. Roberts holds degrees in business and healthcare management, along with extensive experience across primary care, specialty care, and operations. His expertise will offer valuable insights into community-focused growth strategies for rural facilities.

Marc Cabrera has three decades of experience as an investment banker and private investor focused on the medical and health sciences sector. He is the co-head of Oppenheimer’s Healthcare Investment Banking Group, has served as a key advisor to CEOs and Boards of Directors for physician groups and health systems, and serves on the Board of the Telluride Medical Center.

The panel will be moderated by Angelina Salazar, CEO,Western Healthcare Alliance. Salazar’s dedication to solving rural challenges has increased WHA’s visibility, impact, and financial stability, making her an ideal facilitator for this critical conversation.

Telluride Foundation, more:

The Telluride Foundation is committed to enriching the quality of life of the residents, workforce, and visitors of the Telluride region. It is a nonprofit, apolitical community foundation that makes grants and runs programs in arts, education, health and human services, community development, and social enterprises.

The Foundation strives to achieve excellence for the community through its mission and core values of inclusion, self-reliance, and innovation.

The Foundation’s work is funded through the generous support of hundreds of donors as well as grants from state and national foundations.

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