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Discussion Without Dessert-Hospital Patient Care Challenges

The Many Challenges Facing Your Community Hospitals With Patient Care
The second speaker of "Discussion without Dessert" will be Mark Gavens, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's immediate past Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for Clinical Care Services. His topic will be: "The Many Problems and Challenges Facing your Community Hospitals With Patient Care."  Mark will have the answers! What questions do you have?

Mark brings  to us  his vast experience at Cedars-Sinai, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland, St. Joseph's Hospital in Wisconsin, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Illinois. Mark has served as a member of the Hospital Association of Southern California and is a past chair of the American Hospital Associations Metropolitan Hospitals Governing Council, The Illinois Hospital Association's Ambulatory Care Section, and the board of Voluntary Hospitals of America-West.

He has been a frequent lecturer in the master's program at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He also serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum and The Venice Family Clinic.
Mark earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Colgate University in New York and his master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. He is married to Jane Gavens, a real estate broker, and they are the parents of two daughters.
For more information, contact DWD Coordinator Dorothy Salkin at 310-475-4696 or

Since we will be together virtually, Dorothy is sharing one of her favorite recipes from her classes and invites you to make it prior to the evening and enjoy it during Discussion Without Dessert.

CLICK HERE to get Dorothy's recipe for A Little Carrot Cake.

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1. Dial (669) 900-9128

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For Zoom assistance, call Devorah (310-592-0321, or Talia (310-871-2721, during the drop-in hours of 3-4 PM Mon-Fri.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020, 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

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