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MEDIA ADVISORY: The UC-Stanford Medical Marriage and Divorce

ATTENTION: Health Writers

19 April 2001
Contact: Kathleen Maclay
(510) 643-5651


"The UC-Stanford Medical Marriage and Divorce," a discussion of the merger of Stanford University Medial Center and the University of California, San Francisco Medial Center. Panelists will discuss why organizers thought it would work, why it didn't, the cost to the public and what will happen now.

This will be the Third Annual Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy.


8-9:30 p.m., Friday, April 20.


The Living Room, 2607 Hearst Avenue, The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.


The two lecturers will be:

* Dr. Peter Gregory, senior associate dean for clinical affairs in the Stanford University School of Medicine and chief medical officer for the Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He became the chief medical officer of the Stanford Health Services in September 1994. He became the senior associate dean in November 1997, after the merger of Stanford Health Services with UCSF to form UCSF Stanford Health Care. He became chief medical officer of the Stanford Hospital and Clinics in 1999.

* Dr. Lee Goldman, chair of medicine and associate dean of clinical affairs at UCSF. His research has focused on the costs and effectiveness of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, with special emphasis on how the delivery of medical care can be improved based on the results of high-quality clinical investigation.