Published: 03/13/2013

Leading Voice on Healthcare Reform Speaks on the Future of the American Healthcare System at Annual Fasano Lecture

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, renowned voice of healthcare reform, will deliver this year's Fasano Memorial lecture entitled, The Affordable Care Act and the Future of the American Healthcare System.
This Fourth Annual Charles P. Fasano Memorial Lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building on the campus of Bucknell University. The event is free and open to the public, thanks to premier sponsorships by Evangelical Community Hospital and Family Practice Center, PC, and gifts from the Fasano family, colleagues and friends.
Dr. Emanuel will be discussing the pressing need for healthcare reform, the key innovations in the Affordable Care Act and how they are likely to impact the actual delivery of care.  From improving efficiency with electronic health records to restructuring care delivery, Dr. Emanuel will provide an insider's view of the vision driving healthcare reform, the challenges looming, and the future of American medicine.  
From February 2009 to January 2011, Dr. Emanuel was a special advisor for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget. As one of the most prominent voices advising the White House about healthcare, he had a significant impact on federal healthcare budgets and the Affordable Care Act. 
Known as one of the “power brothers,” Dr. Emanuel is the older brother of Rahm, mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff, and Ari, Hollywood super-agent.
This is the fourth lecture to be held in memory of Charles P. Fasano, DO. Dr. Fasano was a beloved member of the community, having practiced medicine in the Central Susquehanna Valley since 1973. Dr. Fasano worked as a solo family practitioner until 1980, when he partnered with Domenick Ronco, DO. Their practice grew into the Family Practice Center, which currently has 26 practice sites throughout Central Pennsylvania. Dr. Fasano maintained an active medical practice until his death in March 2009 and was committed to providing quality and compassionate care to his patients.
Following the passing of Dr. Fasano, his children, Evangelical Community Hospital physicians and other friends formed the Fasano Memorial Lecture Fund, honoring his lifelong commitment to education and medicine.
More About the Lecturer
Ezekiel Emanuel is one of the leading practitioners shaping the future of healthcare, with a long record of experience at the top levels of policy.
Trained both as an oncologist (MD, Harvard Medical School) and a political scientist, Emanuel offers a uniquely thoughtful perspective on the most difficult issues in medicine today.
Today, Dr. Emanuel holds a joint position at the Wharton School and the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he chairs the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. He is a founding chair at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes. Until 1997, he was an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School. He is a fellow at Hastings Institute, a center for non-profit bioethics research.
He is the author of Healthcare: Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution for America. In it he analyzes the pervasive problems in American healthcare and lays out a comprehensive plant to solve. The practical and highly readable book has concrete suggestions about how the government and private insurance can work together to offer coverage for every citizen.