University to screen ‘Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare’ Sept. 17

Quinnipiac University’s Primary Care Progress chapter will present a screening of “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the auditorium at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the university’s North Haven Campus.

The documentary looks at flaws in the current health care system, as well as solutions. Quinnipiac has been chosen as a viewing site as part of a national screening.

“As health care professionals, we must remind ourselves of the responsibility we have to our patients and not settle for the status quo,” said Cynthia Booth Lord, clinical associate professor of physician assistant studies, director of the physician assistant program and adviser of the Primary Care Progress chapter at Quinnipiac. “As educators and learners, we must step up to the call for action and become the change agents that transform healthcare in our county.”

Founded in 2009, Primary Care Progress is a national non-profit network of medical providers, health professional trainees, policy experts, advocates and educators who aim to revitalize primary care in the United States.

The showing will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Eric Liben of North Haven, Suzanne Lagarde, CEO of Fairhaven Community Health Center in New Haven, Drew Morten, chair of advocacy and legislation for the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants, and Lud Spinelli, CEO of Optimus Healthcare in Bridgeport.

The screening is free and open to the public. Snacks will be served. To register, visit

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