Antioch Midwest to Screen Award-winning ‘Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare’ 2/27

Documentary identifies major themes and addresses issues currently facing the American healthcare system

escapefire_posterYELLOW SPRINGS, OH—Antioch University Midwest will host the first Ohio screening of the award-winning new documentary film, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6:00pm.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will explore and discuss healthcare issues and their relevance to communities in the MiamiValley.

Produced and directed by Matthew Heineman and Oscar nominee and Emmy-winner Susan Froemke, Escape Fire is a feature-length documentary that examines the powerful forces maintaining the healthcare status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement is gaining ground to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system. This film follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military. Escape Fire is about finding a way out. It’s about saving the health of a nation.

Antioch Midwest is committed to education and conversation about topics that deeply affect the lives of Miami Valley residents, so to help bring the issues raised by the film closer to home, Dr. Kent De Spain, Chair of Midwest’s Healthcare Consumer Advocacy/Patient Navigation program, has invited Bryan Bucklew, Dr. James Hardy, and Dr. Sharon Sherlock to join him in a panel discussion following the film.

Formerly the Vice President of Public Policy for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Bryan Bucklew is now the President and CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association. Dr. James T. Hardy is presently the Chief of Staff at the Dayton VA Medical Center. Dr. Sharon Sherlock is an Assistant Professor of Community Health at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at WrightStateUniversity and also serves as the Executive Director of Reach Out of Montgomery County, a clinic providing access to health care services for Dayton’s underserved/uninsured population.

This event will held in the PNC Bank Auditorium at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs. The screening will begin at 6:00pm with the panel discussion to follow. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available in the AUM lobby beginning at 5:30pm.

The event is sponsored by Antioch’s Healthcare Consumer Advocacy/Patient Navigation certificate program, supported by the generosity of Greene and SoinHospitals, and is free of charge.

Any questions about the film or the event can be directed to Kent De Spain kdespain@antioch.edu or 937-769-1877.

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About Antioch University Midwest: Antioch University Midwest is one of the five campuses of AntiochUniversity, an institution proud of serving adult learners and their specific needs. AntiochUniversity is a multi-campus university of more than 4,000 students who study at the Antioch Midwest campus in Yellow Springs, OH, and at campuses in Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Keene, New Hampshire, online and around the world!

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Media Contact:
Audrey Treasure
Antioch University Midwest
atreasure@antioch.edu
937.769.1839