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2019 ANNUAL MEETING PATTULLO LECTURER
Wednesday, June 12, 1:00 - 2:15 PM


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Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health


AUPHA is pleased to announce the 2019 Pattullo Lecturer, Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH. Dr. Rebekah Gee is the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, the state’s largest agency with a budget of $14 billion. Her oversight responsibilities include public health and other direct service programs for citizens in need such as behavioral health, developmental disabilities, aging and adult services, emergency preparedness, and the Medicaid program. Under Dr. Gee’s leadership, over 480,000 Louisianans are newly insured under Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion, and for the first time, many are receiving much needed primary and preventive health care.

Dr. Gee is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and brings a caregivers’ perspective to the people she serves. She is also a trained policy expert who has served in numerous state and national policy roles and in 2017 she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Prior to her role as Secretary, Dr. Gee served as the director for the Birth Outcomes Initiative where she led the charge to decrease infant mortality and prematurity statewide – an effort that in part led to a 25% reduction in infant mortality, an 85% drop in elective deliveries before 39 weeks and a 10% drop in NICU admissions statewide.

She is the mother of five energetic children and lives in New Orleans where she continues to see patients.


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2019 ANNUAL MEETING PRACTITIONER PANEL AND BREAKFAST
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 8:15 – 9:30 AM


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Takeisha Davis, MD, MPH

Chief Executive Officer
New Orleans East Hospital
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Fernando O. Rivera, MBA, FACHE
Director
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System
New Orleans, Louisiana

 
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Michael Hulefeld, MHSA
Executive Vice President and
 Chief Operating Officer
Ochsner Health System
Jefferson, Louisiana

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More information on the 2019 Annual Meeting, includ
ing registration and housing links, will be available in mid-January. 
Be sure to check back at that ti
me.

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