Medical Panel, Former Governor to Address Ethical Issues

OGDEN, Utah -- The Richard Richards Institute for Politics, Decency & Ethical Conduct at Weber State University will host a series of discussions examining ethical issues and dilemmas as part of its inaugural Ethics Day event, March 1 and 2. 

Professors across campus have been encouraged to spend class time presenting current issues and ethical challenges associated with their specific disciplines.

Everyone is invited to attend a medical ethics panel discussion March 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater.  The panel will feature local hospital administrators and health care practitioners discussing some of the dilemmas in the field of medicine.

Panelists scheduled to participate include:

Sister Stephanie Mongeon, community/patient advocate, Ogden Regional Medical Center (panel moderator)
Nancy Nowak, Intermountain Health Care, Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer
Mark Adams, CEO of Ogden Regional Medical Center
Jone Koford, President of LifePoint Hospitals
Lloyd Burton, WSU Health Administrative Services professor
Kevin Steele, patient advocate / risk manager, Davis Hospital And Medical Center.

Former Utah Gov. Olene S. Walker will deliver the keynote address at an Ethics Day Scholarship Banquet at 6 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.  At the banquet, which is open to the public, WSU will award scholarships to the winners of a high school student essay competition. Tickets to the banquet are $15

Organizers hope Ethics Day will become an annual event.

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Nathan Clark, development director
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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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