Recent Activities/Events

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January 2014

Welch.Flyer

Spring 2011:

First Friday Gallery Night at St. Patrick Hospital

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Fall 2010 – Spring 2011:

A series of plays about care at the end-of-life presented by the IMH and the Montana Repertory Theatre

– All plays written by Bryan Harnetiaux

For more information, visit The Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life

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Spring 2010:

T.R. Reid Visits Missoula

On March 1, 2010, T.R. Reid will be visiting Missoula.  Mr. Reid is a correspondent for NPR as well as a Health Policy Fellow of the Kaiser Family Foundation.  While here he will present two lectures in which he will examine why other countries have better, fairer, and cheaper health care than the USA.  According to the WHO, the U.S. ranks 37th overall on health care cost, quality, and coverage.  After traveling the world whle researching his book, T.R. offers lessons from other countries that will help fix our helath care system.  One point he makes is that most foreign countries do not use socialized medicine.  For example, Japan has 99% private hospitals and 5,000 health insurance companies – but provides universal coverage and excellent care for less than half of what the U.S. spends per capita.  See press release below.

The Institute of Medicine and Humanities welcomes T.R. Reid to Missoula, March 1 & 2.  T.R. Reid, NRP correspondent and author, will present The Healing of America. A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care. This no-charge event will be held at the University of Montana – University Theater from 7:30 – 9:00 PM.  T.R. will present a second session, Sick Around the World, at St. Patrick Hospital on Tuesday, March 2 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM in the Broadway Building conference center.  This presentation will be tailored to a medical audience, but the general public is welcome to attend.

With major changes in U.S. health care looming, T.R. will give an enlightening commentary on his experiences as a global reporter and will examine why other countries have better, fairer, and cheaper health care than the USA. According to the World Health Organization, the U.S, the richest country in the world ranks 37th overall on health care cost, quality, and coverage. After traveling the world while researching his forthcoming book, T.R. offers lessons from other countries that will help us fix our health care system. One key lesson is that most foreign countries do not use socialized medicine. Japan has 99 percent private hospitals and 5,000 health insurance companies — but provides universal coverage and excellent care for less than half what we spend per capita. Another lesson is that all the proposals to date from our politicians are too timid; they are tinkering at the margins, when we ought to be revamping the system head to toe.

T. R. Reid has become one of the nation’s best-known correspondents through his coverage of global affairs for The Washington Post, his books and documentary films, and his light hearted commentaries on National Public Radio. He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” He has written six books in English and three in Japanese.  His latest book, The Healing of America, was published in the summer of 2009.  PBS Frontline produced two documentary films, “A Second Opinion” and “Sick Around the World,” following Reid as he reported this book.

A fund-raising reception will be held at the MCT Center for Performing Arts from 5:00 – 6:30 PM prior to the presentation.  The reception is $25 per person or $40 per couple with all proceeds going to the Institute of Medicine and Humanities.  Tickets are available by calling 243-4576 or online at www.stpatsfoundation.org

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Fall 2009:

Marcia Angell Visits Missoula

Click here to view Marcia Angell’s presentation online!

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