A Community Conversation with Dr. Bob Urata

Lewis ChapmanNews, Productions

Join us after our show on Thursday, December 5, for a conversation with Dr. Bob Urata, physician at Valley Medical Center and Perseverance Theatre Board Member, about With and the complexities of end-of-life care. Joining Bob will be Jennifer Carson, Director of Hospice and Home Care at Catholic Community Service.

Dr. Bob Urata was born in Wrangell, AK. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Northwestern University and his medical degree from the University of Washington. He is board certified in Family Medicine with added qualification in Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He previously held positions at the Neighborhood Health Centers (Holly Park Medical Clinic) in Seattle from 1980-84 and with SEARHC Medical Clinic in Juneau from 1984-86. Bob is married with 3 children and 2 grandsons.

Jennifer is the agency wide Compliance Officer for CCS.  Jennifer has experience with healthcare and social service compliance including local, state, and federal rules and regulations, championing agency accreditation, conducting program evaluation and internal audits, and leading organizational performance and quality improvement efforts.  Jennifer has developed and implemented not only programmatic policies and procedures, but personnel, governance and administrative policies and procedures.  Jennifer is well-versed in risk management, privacy and confidentiality, and program management.  Additionally, Jennifer has over 15 years of experience providing direct services to adults with mental illness. 

Jennifer has a BA in psychology and social work from Miami University of Ohio (1994) and a Master’s in Public Administration from University of Alaska Southeast (2013).  Jennifer holds a certification in Healthcare Compliance and certificate in Supported and Community Employment for Individuals with Mental Illness. 

With will be at Perseverance Theatre through December 15.