Prominent Health Care Professionals to Join Ferrum College Panel Discussion on Sustainability and Health Care
Discussion will be held Thurs., Feb. 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Garber Hall Auditorium on campus.
Ferrum, Va. (February 18, 2013) – On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Ferrum College will host a panel discussion on the topic Sustainable Health Care: Global Perspectives on Human & Environmental Health, which will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Garber Hall Auditorium on campus. The discussion is part of the series events on the campus programming theme, “Sustainability: More for Less, for All.”
Featured panelists include Karen ReMine, RN, President of Orphan Medical Network International (OMNI), and Dr. Bill Jacobsen, Hospital Administrator and Vice President, Carilion Clinic. ReMine and Jacobsen will discuss their respective organizations, the roles they currently fill in healthcare, and the connections to sustainability. Ferrum College students Paige Redifer and Andrew Hayes will also talk about their global sustainable healthcare connections, including their upcoming mission to Zambia and their career interests in healthcare. Dr. Chris Aylesworth, Director of the Professional Health Science Program, will act as the moderator. Panelists will respond to audience questions after the presentations.
A graduate of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis, ReMine began her career at the Mayo Clinic and in addition to leading OMNI, coordinates the OMNI medical teams and is a Forensic K9 Handler. Dr. Jacobsen, who earned a master’s degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia, has served as the Administrator of Carilion Franklin Memorial since 2006, is a member of the senior management team of Carilion Clinic and is actively involved with OMNI. Student panelists Redifer and Hayes are both Boone Honors Program members as well as Pre-Professional Science majors intending to pursue careers in health care. Dr. Aylesworth was a practicing veterinarian, science teacher and basketball coach before successfully building the Health Science Program at Ferrum.
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