Rural Healthcare Summit at UConn Tech Park Focuses on Critical Challenges for Healthcare in Rural Connecticut

photo with State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey
Photo (left to right): State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Dan Keenan Regional Vice President of Advocacy and Government Relations – Trinity Health of New England, Jim Iacobellis, Vice President, Government Relations at Connecticut Hospital Association.

This week at UConn Tech Park, Comptroller Sean Scanlon hosted a Rural Healthcare Summit, the second of an ongoing series of forums sponsored by his office to look at healthcare obstacles faced by Connecticut residents. The Summit brought together hospital leaders, doctors, elected officials, and patient advocates for a dynamic discussion on the unique healthcare challenges and opportunities facing rural Connecticut.

Comptroller Scanlon hosted six unique panels featuring diverse Connecticut experts, fostering constructive conversations on health equity, accessibility, affordability, specialized care, workforce training and retention, and substance abuse and mental health services.