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Bethlehem, Pa., March 24, 2011--Dr. Jarrett Patton, Medical Director of Outpatient Pediatrics at Lehigh Valley Health Network will speak at Moravian College on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. as part of the Conversations with Community Leaders series. The series is open to all members of the Moravian College community as well as the general public and admissions is free of charge.
Patton , M.D., FAAP has served as the Medical Director of Outpatient Pediatrics at Lehigh Valley Health Network since 2005. In his leadership at the Lehigh Valley Health Network, he takes pride in caring for many of the underserved or uninsured children in the surrounding Lehigh Valley. Patton stresses the need to work effectively with the diverse populations of the regional community. In 2008, Dr. Patton completed the Cultural Competency Leadership Fellowship with the Health Research and Educational Trust in conjunction with the American Hospital Association. Through this fellowship opportunity, Patton is a part of a team leading change within his institution that will promote better health care for people of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds. He has continued interest in research fields surrounding health disparities and cultural competence.
Currently, Dr. Patton is engaged in Pennsylvania communities where he serves as a board member of Community Services for Children, Incorporated, as a children's "champion" for the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and as an active member of the Children's Coalition of the Lehigh Valley. Professional membership includes the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the National Medical Association (NMA). Statewide, he serves on different insurance plan advisory panels including Highmark Blue Shield and Gateway Health Plan. On a national level, his seat on the Long Term Care Advisory Panel at the Joint Commission keeps a pediatric voice at the table for something that is generally thought about through the eyes of adult caretakers.
The talk will be held in the UBC Room of the Haupert Union Building, located near the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem, Pa. Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College's Web site at www.moravian.edu.