Causer, Rapp to Chair Hearing in Bradford to Discuss Rural Health Challenges
WHAT:    Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter), chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, and Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest), chair of the House Health Committee, are hosting a hearing to discuss rural health care challenges and solutions. 

WHO:    Causer, Rapp, members of the committee and the following testifiers:

Keara Klinepeter, acting PA secretary of Health.
Dr. Jill Owens, chief medical officer and vice president for quality, Upper Allegheny Health System. 
Rick Allen, CEO, Warren General Hospital.
Janie Hilfiger, president, UPMC Cole and UPMC Wellsboro.
James Donnelly, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services, UPMC Hamot.
Dr. Nathaniel Graham, general surgeon, Surgical Associates of Bradford.
Anne Hardy, former director of emergency department and nursing administration, Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Sally Scrivo, EMT, president, Bradford Area Transport Service.
Charlotte Floravit, CEO, Lutheran Home at Kane.
Lisa Davis, director and associate outreach professor of health policy and administration, The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health at the Pennsylvania State University.
Janice Walters, chief operating officer, Pennsylvania Rural Health Model.

WHEN:    Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:    University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Frame-Westerberg Commons Building, University Room, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING:    Barring technical difficulties, the hearing will be streamed live at 

Media contact:    Patricia Hippler, 717.772.9846,