November 2, 2007

‘Coma’ novelist to take part in health reform talk

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VU baseball coach Tim Corbin will talk about teamwork. (photo by Neil Brake)

Best-selling novelist Robin Cook will join Gov. Phil Bredesen for a discussion of health care reform Nov. 9 at Belmont University.

The event, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon in the university's Inman Conference Center, is hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Cook, a physician whose medical thrillers include "Coma" and "Harmful Intent," is a trustee of the Wilson Center, a nonpartisan institute for advanced study in public policy, political science and other areas.

Other participants in the discussion will include: Belmont University President Bob Fisher, Ph.D.; Charles "Chip" Kahn III, president of the Federation of American Hospitals; and Rosemarie Day, deputy director and chief operating officer of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, which is implementing Massachusetts' landmark health care reform legislation.

Those interested in attending are asked to R.S.V.P. to the Wilson Center by e-mailing