NIHP public forum on 'Best Care Anywhere' is May 29

National Institute of Health Policy forum, 'Best Care Anywhere,' is May 29

The National Institute of Health Policy (NIHP) will host a talk by Phillip Longman, author and senior fellow at the New America Foundation, at a public forum from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, in the VA Medical Center's auditorium in Minneapolis (visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Web site for directions and parking information). His topic will be his new book, Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Is Better Than Yours.

This event is free but registration is required because space is limited. Register online.

Longman's book tells the story of how the Veterans Administration system of hospitals went from dangerous, dirty and scandal-ridden to offering what is demonstrably the highest quality care in America.

His research and conclusions stem neither from ideology nor politics. When his wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he was forced to confront the inefficiencies, inadequacies and uncertainties that are an all too familiar part of health care in the world's richest country.

NIHP, located in Room 440, Terrence Murphy Hall, Minneapolis campus, is a nonprofit, membership organization comprised of health care leaders throughout the Upper Midwest. NIHP was established in 1998 through a partnership of the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota.