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SFGH to Host 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid Celebration

This summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will recognize ways in which Medicare and Medicaid have transformed the nation’s health care system over the past five decades. As we mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, we are reminded of the critical role these programs play in protecting the health and well-being of millions of families and improving America’s economic security. These are life changing programs that keep Americans healthy.

To commemorate the anniversary, CMS Region IX, Health and Human Services, and San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center are hosting an event from 10:00-11:30 am on July 30, exactly 50 years from the day President Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments of 1965 into law. The event will feature remarks from health care experts about how Medicare and Medicaid continue to build a health care system that is better, smarter, and healthier.

Keeping US Healthy for 50 Years
Thursday, July 30
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Carr Auditorium, San Francisco General Hospital

Roland Pickens, Director of the San Francisco Health Network, and Interim CEO of SFGH will make introductory remarks and Dr. Edgar Pierluissi, Medical Director of the hospital’s Acute Care for Elders Unit will be a panelist. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sandra Hernandez, President and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation and former SFDPH Director.

The event is open and free with advanced registration.

Click here to RSVP by July 23.

Join the medical community to celebrate this historic anniversary!

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