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Panel of hospital CEOs will discuss Obamacare at luncheon in Covington

    July 24, 2013

    A panel discussion on the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - more commonly known as Obamacare - will be the highlight of a July 31 luncheon hosted by the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce. Entitled "Healthy Communities: Working Together," the panel discussion on health care reform will feature CEOs from area hospitals and clinics.

    Panelists will include Steve Blades of Louisiana Heart Hospital, Polly Davenport of Ochsner North Shore, Patti Ellish of St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Brett Kolman of Lakeview Regional Medical Center. The discussion will focus on how the changing health care delivery model will impact hospitals, reimbursements, technology and prevention and wellness.

    Sponsored by Charter, the luncheon will be held at the Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center, 501 N. Highway 190 in Covington. Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m. and the program will commence at 11:45 a.m. The cost to attend is $35 for chamber members and $45 for non-members. Reserved tables for eight are also available for $390. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made on line at or by calling 985.892.3216, ext. 4.