26th Annual Sullivan Run/Walk
Congratulations to All!
Congratulations to the winners and all of the participants at the 26th Annual Sullivan 5K Run/Walk. What a day! $65,000 was raised to support patient care at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
The full results will be posted shortly and be viewed at www.greystoneracing.net/pages/results.
Dr. Louis W. Sullivan appeared to discuss Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine at the famous Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Wednesday, August 20, 2014. During the evening author event, held in Vineyard Haven, Dr. Sullivan "recounted his extraordinary life beginning with his childhood in Jim Crow south Georgia and continuing through his trailblazing endeavors training to become a physician in an almost entirely white environment in the Northeast, founding and then leading the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, and serving as secretary of Health and Human Services in President George H. W. Bush's administration. Throughout this life Sullivan has passionately championed both improved health care and increased access to medical professions for the poor and people of color."
Posted Mar 31, 2014, 9:45 am Wendell Potter Center for Public Integrity The Republican leadership's intense opposition to the Affordable Care Act clearly baffles — and disappoints — one of the party's most admired figures, former Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Louis W. Sullivan. Speaking at the opening session of the Association of Health Care Journalists 2014 conference in Denver last Thursday, Sullivan, the former president of the Morehouse School of Medicine who served as HHS Secretary during the George H. W. Bush administration, noted that many of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act are based on the reform proposals he and other Republicans crafted more than two decades ago. "Many of the features of the Affordable Care Act are part of what we proposed back in 1991," he said, mentioning in particular the individual mandate. That provision — the requirement that Americans enroll in a private health insurance plan if they are not eligible for a government program like Medicare or Medicaid — is among the most vilified by today's GOP. READ MORE
The White House announced Tuesday that more than 7 million Americans have signed up for health plans under the Affordable Care Act, marking a sharp turnaround for a federal campaign to sell the nation on new health insurance from disastrous beginnings six months ago. The tally — 7.04 million — is based on the number of people who enrolled in health plans through the new federal insurance marketplace operating in three dozen states y the deadline of midnight on Monday, plus the enrollments from 14 state-run marketplaces as of March 30. Read more:
The compelling life’s story of a towering champion of higher education, medicine, and accessible health care for all
“I don’t think I really appreciated the man Louis Sullivan is until I read Breaking Ground.
He is a true American hero.”—President George H. W. Bush
“Lou Sullivan has always believed that addressing the health requirements of the country’s
neediest—its minorities and the poor—will bring the greatest benefit to society as a whole. That
was the theme of his tenure as secretary, and that has been the impact of the medical school he founded. In this book he writes with clarity, passion, and humor about the life he has led and the issues that dominate our current health care debates.” —from the foreword by
Ambassador Andrew Young
“In this dramatic and revealing memoir that takes us from the segregated backwoods of Georgia
to the founding of the nation’s premier African American medical school and the cabinet of President George H. W. Bush, Lou Sullivan shows how commitment, courage, a sense of humor, and a passion for health promotion and disease prevention can make life better for all Americans.”
—Joseph A. Califano, Jr., top White House assistant for domestic affairs under President Lyndon
Johnson and secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in the Carter administration
“Lou Sullivan is a genuine American hero, and his life stands as a testament to how devotion to the service of others can breech any barrier and ascend any height.” —Jordan J. Cohen, M.D., MACP, President Emeritus, Association of American Medical Colleges
“Louis Sullivan proved that when leadership is rooted in compassion and exercised with courage, it can be a powerful source of change. This book provides insight into his personal roots, his professional
drive, and his historic decisions.”—Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation