The Wright Center Patient Engagement Council (PEC) will be hosting a Caring Hearts Panel Discussion and Dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Carbondale Grand Hotel (25 S Main St, Carbondale, PA 18407). Our second annual event will be chaired by Linda Barrasse, MD and moderated by Paola Giangiacomo, host of the popular WVIA television series “Call the Doctor”. Linda Thomas-Hemak, M.D. will be joined in a panel discussion by Jumee Barooah, M.D., Pranjal Boruah, M.D., and Sukrut Nanavaty, M.D.
Joining the event this year is Bridget Feeney, a recent heart transplant recipient and author of the blog “Preppy Prosthetics”. Bridget will present the keynote speech during dinner following the panel discussion. Bridget is a testament the fact that health issues do not define who we are or limit what we can do in our lives. Her resiliency is inspirational, and we are honored that she has agreed to share her story with us.
As an integral component of The Wright Center’s patient engagement initiative, the PEC was founded in March of 2016 to support the partnership between patients and their healthcare providers. The PEC is focused on patient education and patient advocacy and was founded on the belief that patients are the number one stakeholders in their healthcare.
The PEC also engages patient volunteers who serve as links not only to current Wright Center patients but also to those outside of the organization who may be searching for a primary care provider and other healthcare services.by