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NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JAN. 24, 2003
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

Growing health-care problems in Kern County will be addressed by a panel discussion on Thursday, Feb. 6 at California State University, Bakersfield hosted by the Kegley Institute of Ethics.

The panel will address the topic, "Caring for the Most Vulnerable: A Health-care Crisis in Kern County?" beginning at 7 p.m. in the Student Union multi-purpose room on the CSUB campus. CSUB philosophy professor Christopher Meyers will moderate the discussion.

Meyers, who serves as director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics, said the panel will be comprised of:
  Peter Bryan, chief executive officer of Kern Medical Center.
  Dr. John Digges of the Jess Diamond Assessment Center.
  State Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter.
  Sandy Wyman of San Joaquin Community Hospital.

"This is an important issue that is affecting our community," Meyers said. "The nursing shortage has been well publicized, and there are other issues as well affecting all of us who live in Kern County. This is an excellent opportunity to hear these experts discuss possible solutions."

Admission to the discussion is free, as is parking after 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call (661) 665-6303.

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