Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO, Heritage
Provider Network, Sponsors Community
Healthcare Dialogue, Second in a Continuing
Series on Healthcare Addressing Issues for the
May 25, 2010 05:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of
Heritage Provider Network sponsored the second in a Healthcare dialogue series discussing the impact of
Healthcare Reform Legislation on the Community and the economic implications for businesses. The event was co-
sponsored by The United Chambers of Commerce and Lakeside Medical Organization, part of the HPN family.
Attendees listened to influential panelists including The Honorable Dr. Keith Richman, Lakeside Medical
Organization, part of the HPN family and former California State Assemblyman, Paula Wilson, President and CEO
of Valley Community Clinic, Mark Meyers, President and CEO of Glendale Memorial Hospital.
Sean McCarthy of United Chambers of Commerce, Chair of Government Affairs, and McCarthy and Associates,
moderated the panel. The discussion centered on the impact of Healthcare Reform on the community, including how
to keep healthcare costs down while integrating newly insured to our distressed hospitals and community clinics.
"There are three major areas of concern regarding healthcare posed by the reform bill, "said The Honorable Dr.
Keith Richman, of Lakeside Medical Organization, part of the HPN family, and former California State
Assemblyman. "Access to care, quality of care and the cost of care. What we are doing and have been doing in our
organization is manage these in an accountable way that is successful for the patient and the doctor."
Mark Meyers, President and CEO of Glendale Memorial Hospital was clear on the need for reform, “The current
rise in the costs of healthcare is unsustainable, we have to control costs while still providing the best care possible to
our patients,” said Mr. Meyers. “We will be working with more physician groups a