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Inquirer Events: Influencers of Healthcare

Aug 15, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA

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Event Summary

Join the Philadelphia Inquirer for a celebration honoring Philadelphia's leading healthcare professionals who go above and beyond to improve the collective health of our city and strive to make a difference in their patients' lives.

When: Thursday, August 15
Where: Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building
100 E. Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107

11:00 a.m. Registration Open/ Networking Reception
12:00 p.m. Welcome remarks by Terry Egger, Publisher & CEO, The Philadelphia Inquirer
12:15 p.m. Lunch served
12:35 p.m. Panel Discussion led by Kelly O'Shea, Deputy Health and Science Editor The Philadelphia Inquirer
1:20 p.m.   Awards Program
1:55 p.m.   Closing Remarks
2:00 p.m.   Program Concludes

Panel Moderator: Kelly O'Shea, Deputy Health and Science Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Panel Topic: The future of healthcare through the influence of millennial consumer behaviors.

Panelist: Lee A. Fleisher, MD, Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Lee's research focuses on perioperative cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction, culture of healthcare centers,  health policy, decision making and measurement of quality of care and has received numerous federal, industry and foundation grants related to these subjects and has published 160+ original articles, over 200 editorials, reviews and book chapters, and 9 books.

Panelist: Jeanmarie Perrone, MD FACMT, Professor, Emergency Medicine Director, Medical Toxicoloy Department of Emergency Medicine Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone spends her clinical time caring for patients in the Emergency Department and is a consultant toxicologist for the Philadelphia Poison Center. She has won numerous teaching and mentoring awards for her role with students and residents in emergency medicine.

Panelist: Anuj Shah, MD, Physician Resident, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Anuj is currently in his final year of training in Emergency Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of Jefferson Health, selected Anuj to serve on the editorial board of Healthcare Transformation, a peer-reviewed open access journal that delivers foremost research in re-imagining healthcare delivery, technology and innovation. In addition, Anuj has published peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters on a variety of topics including quality assurance in telehealth, design thinking in medicine, and emotional intelligence in physician residents. 

Panelist: Brian Sweeney, RN, MBA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Brian is responsible for divisional operations across the continuum of care which includes three acute care hospitals, a 700-employed physician multi-specialty practice, and ancillary businesses generating billions in annual net revenue. He is proficient in the use of change management methodologies and is a regular speaker at national industry conferences

Panelist: Mark Switaj, Founder and CEO, Roundtrip Health
Mark is the CEO and Founder of Roundtrip. Since starting the company in 2016, Mark has led Roundtrip to become the leading digital transportation marketplace for better health outcomes. The no-show rate for patients with transportation arranged by Roundtrip performs five times better than the national average.
Mark holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BS in Management from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and an avid skier and runner.

Crystal Tea Room

100 E. Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Event Details


Tickets: (Plus processing fees):
Individual event ticket: $95
Tickets include networking sit-down lunch / open seating 

Want to come as a group and sit together, purchase a table! 

Premium Seating Packages (Plus processing fees):

Executive Table: $5,500

  • Half-page, black & white advertisement alongside winner profiles in Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available)
  • Reserved table of 10 guests in a premium location
  • Company logo on event signage, power point presentation

 Corporate Table: $3,500

  • Quarter-page, black & white advertisement alongside winner profiles in Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available)
  • Reserved half table for 5 guests in a premium location
  • Company name on event signage, power point presentation

Supporter Seating: $2,500

  • Eighth-page, black & white advertisement alongside winner profiles in a Sunday Inquirer (color upgrade available)
  • Reserved seating for 3 guests 
  • Company name on event signage, power point presentation

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