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Published on April 26, 2016

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Hosts 12th Annual C. Jules Rominger Lecture on Population Health: Why Communities Matter

West Philadelphia, PA (April 26, 2016) – On Thursday, May 12, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital will host its 12th Annual C. Jules Rominger, MD, FACR, Lecture Series on “Population Health: Why Communities Matter.” This lecture will be presented by James Buehler, MD, at 5:30 p.m. on the 7th Floor Conference Room of Mercy Philadelphia Hospital (501 S 54th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19143). The event will feature a dinner, lecture and awards program.

The lecture will focus on population health, going in-depth to describe the association between poverty and health in Philadelphia. Dr. Buehler will also discuss the potential impacts of the recent city-wide soda tax imposed. His lecture is in honor of C. Jules Rominger, who was a Radiation Oncologist on staff with Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospitals. Mercy Philadelphia is proud to honor Dr. Rominger through this lecture series that recognizes his humanitarianism and professionalism.

Dr. Buehler is a professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy for the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. His research interests center on improving public health systems and services, especially the interface between public health and healthcare systems and the shared objective to advance population health. Dr. Buehler previously served as the Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia for 18 months during Mayor Nutter’s administration. In that time, he directed the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in achieving its mission, “to protect and promote the health of all Philadelphians and to provide a safety net for the most vulnerable.”

To attend this event, please RSVP by Friday, May 6, 2016 by contacting Sabrina Speights at or 215.748.9428. For more information, please visit

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