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Distinguished Lecturer Discusses the Value of Positive Patient Engagement

 LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 13, 2019) — UK HealthCare’s Department of Family and Community Medicine will welcome a renowned physician coach from the Studer Group to deliver the latest iteration of its distinguished lecture series.  

Dr. Jeff Morris, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with over a decade of experience working with physicians and medical staff across the country, will present, “Patient Engagement: Why Should I Care and What’s in it For Me?” this Thursday, May 16, at 12:30 p.m. at UK HealthCare Turfland, room 2123.  

Morris’ lecture will discuss how physicians can harness good verbal, vocal and visual communication skills to improve patient outcomes. Morris has worked with doctors and medical staff leaders across the country to connect the dots between enhanced communication and increased market share, reduced liability risk, improved reimbursement and greater personal and professional fulfillment with less burnout.  

As part of the Department of Family and Community Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series, this lecture is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, contact Elizabeth Geary at or at (859)-323-5264. 

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