MEDIA ADVISORY: Community Invited to Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on the High Costs of Hospital Care

American Hospitals

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kerry Jones Waring at

WHAT: New York StateWide Senior Action Council and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York will host a screening and panel discussion for the community on the 2023 documentary American Hospitals. The film explores some of the causes of dramatically increasing costs of hospital care—and how that approach has an impact on patients and health equity.

Registration is required. Register here.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Syracuse, 6301 NY-298 East Syracuse, NY 13057

WHO: Panel moderated by Phillip Prehn, Community Organizer, Syracuse United Neighbors


  • Elisabeth Ryden Benjamin, MSPH, JD, Vice President, Health Initiatives, Community Service Society of NY
  • Melanie D’Arrigo, Executive Director, New York Health Campaign
  • Claire vS. Brockbank, Director, Policy and Strategy, 32BJ Health Fund

Pre-event interviews available by contacting Kerry Jones Waring at