Eight in New Health Care Immersion• May 6, 2013
Eight Wabash men are taking part this week in the College’s first Health Care Immersion Program. The students are learning about the healthcare industry from eight Wabash alums.
“In this program we intend to teach students about health care through a series of presentations by Wabash alumni who are currently working in health care and related fields,” wrote Frank Howland, Professor and Chair of the Economics Department. “Health care is a crucial, complicated, and extremely varied sector of our economy. All of the students in the program will be seriously considering careers in health care, and all will benefit greatly by hearing from multiple perspectives on the current health care landscape, the economic, technological, social, and political forces that are driving changes in the field, and the biggest challenges facing people in the sector.”
The students will hear three days of presentations then return to campus Thursday for noon presentations in Trippet Hall.
The alums making presentations include: Dr. Barney Niezer ’78, Practice Manager, NE Indiana Urology; Dr. Frank Kolisek ’82, President/Orthopedic Surgeon, OrthoIndy; Dr. Bernie Emkes ’70, Medical Director, Managed Care Services, St. Vincent Hospital; Scott Benedict ’98, Vice President of Finance, Tx:Team; Dr. Stephen Jay ’63, Professor of Medicine & Public Health, IU School of Medicine; Dr. John Miller ’76, New Castle Family & Internal Medicine; Mike Haugh ’86, Corporate Strategy, Eli Lilly & Company; Dr. Jim Miller ’80, Consulting Manager, IMA Consulting.
The group will make onsite visits and hear speakers at the Hilton Garden Inn, Indianapolis.
Students participating in the inaugural Health Care Immersion are Patrick Bryant ’16, Seton Goddard ’15, Kenniss Dillon ’16, Austin Althoff ’14, Hongli Yang ’15, Kasey Oetting ’15, Ivan Koutsopatriy ’16, and Max Gallivan ’16.