LONG BEACH - A distinguished
health care executive from St. Luke's Episcopal Health System will
be the third speaker in a lecture series sponsored by The University
of Southern Mississippi and The Sun Herald.
David Fine, president and chief executive officer
of SLEHS, an integrated health care system with $1.0 billion in
net patient revenues, will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Advanced
Education Center on the Long Beach campus. Fine, a teaching affiliate
of the Baylor College of Medicine, home of the Texas Heart Institute,
will speak on "Critical Issues in Health Care: Problems and
Fine's knowledge of the health care industry results
from over 30 years as a health care executive. His experience includes
22 years as CEO of university hospitals, multi-hospital systems,
medical groups and managed-care organizations. He also has held
academic teaching appointments and published articles and books
throughout his career.
The lecture series, titled "Issues and Answers,"
features five lectures each year on topics of interest to South
Mississippi residents, such as arts, economic development, government,
science and technology, and education.