On November 6, 2014, Powers Principal Peter Thomas will present the John S. Young Lecture at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado. Craig is a renowned hospital specializing in the treatment of people with brain and spinal cord injuries. This year’s lecture is entitled, Advancing Craig’s Unique Mission in the Face of Health Care Reform.

Peter Thomas received his own rehabilitation in 1974 from Craig Hospital following an automobile accident that resulted in his use of two prosthetic limbs. He now serves as legislative counsel to a variety of provider and consumer associations representing rehabilitation hospitals, physiatrists, prosthetists and orthotists, and the Brain Injury Association of America, among others. He has over two decades of experience as a practicing attorney in the field of health care, rehabilitation and disability law. His presentation will detail the impact of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare reforms, the changing health care environment, and the impact of these changes on Craig and its patients.

About the John S. Young, MD Annual Lectureship at Craig Hospital
John S. Young, MD was the medical director at Craig Hospital between 1956- 1968 and is regarded as the “father of the modern Craig Hospital”. In Dr. Young’s honor, Craig Hospital established an annual lectureship program in 1977, designed for patients, families, and staff. Each year, Craig has brought a renowned individual to address the Craig “family”, alternating years between spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Past presenters have included former patients, family members, physicians, psychologists, leading disability advocates, and others. Please see the 2014 John S. Young Lectureship flyer for more information on this year’s lecture.