Ashford University Sponsors San Diego Health Care Reform Forum

Ashford University is working with the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce and several major hospitals in the San Diego area to present an informative forum on health care reform. The event, which is open to the public, will take place on Nov. 10. 

Citizens, employers and healthcare providers have had many questions about the ramifications of the new healthcare reform legislation that was enacted by the U.S. Congress earlier this year. The Health Care Reform Forum seeks to provide answers to many of those questions. A panel consisting of top executives from San Diego’s leading hospitals will discuss how health care reform will impact medical service providers and how patients will be affected when they seek medical care. Confirmed panelists include Tom Jackiewicz, chief executive officer of UCSD Health Systems; Steve O’Kane, chief executive officer of the Council of Community Clinics; James Malone, medical group administrator of Kaiser Permanente; Robert Hemker, chief financial officer of Palomar Pomerado Health and Dr. John Jenrette, chief executive officer of Sharp Community Medical Group. The panel discussion will be moderated by Neil Crosby who is a former president of the San Diego Association of Health Underwriters. 

The forum is soliciting questions to be addressed by the panel. To submit a question, send an email to [email protected] with “Health Forum Question” as a subject line.“The Health Care Reform Forum is an excellent opportunity for San Diego residents to learn about the impact of the new legislation,” said Chad Williamson, Ashford University director of national accounts. “Ashford University is pleased to be able to provide this valuable service to the community.”

The Health Care Reform Forum will be held at the San Diego headquarters of Ashford University’s parent company, Bridgepoint Education. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Bridgepoint Education Leadership Room, located at 13500 Evening Creek Drive North.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (  The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs.  For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.