'Hospital City, Health Care Nation'

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'Hospital City, Health Care Nation'

Guian McKee, Margaret Foster Riley (moderator)

Thursday, March 02, 2023
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)
Event Details

Join the co-chairs of the Miller Center’s Health Care Policy Project to discuss a new assessment of the U.S. health care system that focuses on American hospitals—their politics, their financing, and the complex relationships that exist with the local communities in which they are embedded.

Guian McKee's latest book, Hospital City, Health Care Nation: Race, Capital, and the Costs of American Health Care, recasts the story of the U.S. health care system by focusing on urban hospitals and academic medical centers to argue that such institutions have become vital, if often problematic, economic anchors for communities. 


Thursday, March 02, 2023
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA
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Guian McKee

Guian McKee is an associate professor in presidential studies at the Miller Center. He received a Ph.D. in American history at the University of California, Berkeley, in May 2002, and is the author of The Problem of Jobs: Liberalism, Race, and Deindustrialization in Philadelphia (University of Chicago Press, 2008). At the Miller Center, McKee works extensively with the Presidential Recordings Program. His research focuses on how federal policy, especially in the executive branch, plays out at the local level in American communities. He has written extensively about urban policy, including a book that explored the connections between local and federal economic, urban renewal, and antipoverty policies in Philadelphia between the 1950s and the 1980s.

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Margaret Foster Riley (moderator)

Margaret Foster Riley, the Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor at the Miller Center, is professor of law at the University of Virginia’s School of Law, professor of public health sciences at the UVA School of Medicine, and professor of public policy at the University’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She also directs the Animal Law Program at the law school. Riley has advised numerous state and federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Defense; committees of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine; the Virginia Department of Health; and the Virginia Bar.