Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University to host 2014 Healthcare Symposium

Michael V (1)Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH) is pleased to welcome Michael V. Sack, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hallmark Health System Inc., to campus as the featured speaker for the Healthcare Symposium on April 16 from 2-4 p.m. in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, Room 915.

Sack’s topic, the Massachusetts Health Care Law: A Model to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, will cover various aspects and the implementation of the Massachusetts Health Care Law and the effects on Hallmark Health Systems, organizational dynamics and the similarities and differences in the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Attendees will have an understanding of the future of health care and a deeper insight into the law behind the federal law.

Sack has led the Hallmark Health System located north of Boston for the past 10 years. He has fostered physician collaboration, identified operational needs and structured the organization to successfully respond to changing health care demands. He also has advanced grass root relationships and established and strengthened connections with local communities.

Dr. James Stephens, the Masters of Healthcare Administration Director at Georgia Southern, said, “This is the most discussed topic in health care, not only this year, but those to come. Almost every citizen has invested in this subject because of health care coverage and access.”

The symposium is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the JPHCOPH and the Master of Health Administration Program.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

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