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Russian Delegates Visit USC University Hospital

September 24, 2007 • by News at Marshall

USC University Hospital was one of the stops for five Russian delegates on Wednesday, September 12 as they took part in the 2007 Russian Civic Hosting Program sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The program was designed to introduce Russian leaders to U.S. democracy at every level of government while providing a first-hand experience of American life and culture through a focus on U.S. health and social systems that is shared with the delegates.

League of Women Voters Los Angeles member, Lynn Crandall, served as the program's project manager. "We arranged for the group to tour USC University Hospital along with other clinics, city departments, and academic departments that deal with health and the impact of an aging population on the city's health and social systems," she said. Dr. Ronald L. Kaufman, Chief Medical Officer for Tenet California also served as a member of the planning committee.

While at USC University Hospital, the delegates had a tour of the facility and the newly constructed Norris Tower. They also took part in a seminar about innovative, cutting-edge business models for healthcare providers presented by Tom O'Malia, program director of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurship Studies at USC's Marshall School of Business.

The Russian delegates who participated in the program included Yelena Borodina, director of the Russian National Pension Fund; Lidiya Nasrtdinova, Director of the Benefits and Compensations department for the municipal district administration of Leninsky; Aleksandr Sirotkin, Director of the Mandatory Insurance Department, Nongovernmental Pension Fund of the Electricity Industry; Vasiliy, Zhidkov, Department Director at the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation Administration/State and Deputy of the Vologda city of Duma; and Oksana Nosova, the group's facilitator .

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