Acadia Senior College


Rationing Covid-19 Care - A New American Healthcare Challenge - Not Really!

March 19, 2021

9:00 a.m.

Online discussion via Zoom

Covid-19 has demonstrated our nation's lack of resources in managing the coronovirus.  We lack resources for testing, protective supplies, and hospital facilities, as well as healthcare providers.  Now with a limited supply of vaccines and adequate vaccination sites and supplies, we are experiencing a new set of challenges.

Jeff Dunn will facilitate a discussion on the dilemma of Covid-19 vaccination priorities and rationing. He will discuss the reasoning and decisions made in prioritizing vaccinations, whether the rules are being followed or abused, and touch on some of the controversies. Finally, he will ask the question "how would you do it differently?" Join the conversation.

Jeff Dunn is a retired pediatric cardiac surgeon and hospital administrator. Jeff graduated from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Albany Medical College, and received an MBA from Temple University. He trained in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan.

Jeff served as Professor of Surgery, and Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Temple University and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. He left Temple to become the chief medical officer of a large multi hospital healthcare system in New Jersey, and served as president and hospital CEO.

Jeff has served as a Port Warden (Board of trustees) for the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, and President of the Pennsylvania American Heart Association.  He recently concluded 2 terms as Trustee for the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor.

Jeff and his wife Linda moved full time to MDI in 2015.

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Rationing Covid-19 Care - A New American Healthcare Challenge - Not Really!