REGISTER: America’s Most Racially Inclusive Hospitals, 2023

Some U.S. hospital markets are segregated, with a significant proportion of hospitals over-serving or under-serving patients of color. Why do these segregated healthcare markets exist, what are their consequences, and what can hospitals and policymakers do to improve access to care for all?

Join us on September 19 for a candid discussion with hospital leaders, policymakers, and Lown experts.

Meet the guests

Uché Blackstock, MD

Dr. Uché Blackstock

CEO of Advancing Health Equity; Author of “Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine”

Dr. Uché Blackstock is a physician and thought leader on bias and racism in health care. She is the founder of Advancing Health Equity, which partners with healthcare organizations to dismantle racism and to close the gap in racial health equity. Dr. Blackstock is a frequent contributor to major media outlets like MSNBC and NBC News. Her forthcoming book, Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine, will be released in January 2024.

Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH

Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr.

Senior Fellow, Lown Institute

Dr. Selwyn O. Rogers Jr. is a surgeon and founding director of the University of Chicago Medicine Trauma Center. He previously served as vice president and chief medical officer for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Rogers has also served as the chairman of surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and as the division chief of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care at Harvard Medical School. While at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), he helped launch the Center for Surgery and Public Health to understand the nature, quality, and utilization of surgical care nationally and internationally.

Elena Mendez-Escobar, PhD, MBD

Elena Mendex Escobar
Elena Mendez-Escobar, PhD, MBA

Co-Director and Executive Director of Strategy, The Health Equity Accelerator at Boston Medical Center

Elena Mendez-Escobar is the co-director and Executive Director of Strategy at the Health Equity Accelerator at Boston Medical Center. Prior to this role, she co-founded McKinsey’s Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare. She holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from MIT Sloan, and was named 40 under 40 by the Boston Business Journal earlier this year.