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Creighton Medical Experts Named to Health Care Commission

Two members of Creighton University’s School of Medicine, Daniel Wilson M.D., chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, and Chris Bradberry, Pharm.D, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, have been named to U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel’s 10-member expert commission examining health care issues. Members will make recommendations to the senator for possible pursuit of legislative changes in the health care arena.

According to Hagel, the commission’s task is to examine improving health care access and quality; controlling costs; the role medical science and technology will have in improving care; and the impact of the baby boom generation on future costs and services.

“With the continued rise in the cost of health care, it's important to look at new approaches to health care in this country. At Creighton University, we are committed to responding creatively to changing times to provide health care in an equitable manner,” said Bradberry. Bradberry and Wilson will join officials from other medical centers, physicians, insurance executives and consultants on the one-year effort.

Posted: 2/23/06