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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Thomas david Plantz


Thomas D. Plantz, MHA, FACHE, was born and educated in Minneapolis. Tom is a retired health care executive with a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He and his wife Judi have been residents in Tucson for 38 years and live in Oro Valley.

Plantz served as a U.S. Air Force officer and is a Vietnam combat veteran. He draws upon his Midwestern values, patriotism and health care expertise to paint a portrait of broken promises in his first book, "The Sacred Trust." Tom highlights through his dedicated analysis how the VA and all levels of government have failed to ensure that veterans can access healthcare in a timely manner which is the key problem in this systemic healthcare failure. Tom argues that the VA's warts and blemishes distract from the good work provided by its physicians, nurses and support personnel.

The American public should find this book of interest and, most importantly, our American veterans should indeed identify with its content.

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Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Authors: Thomas Plantz, Jill Holler, Patrick Roland, Margaret Cruikshank, Jerome McLaughlin, Grady Query Cancelled, Jim Koweek, Annette Gray, Charles Choc, Aditi Agarwal, Michael Laramie, Emily Creigh

Book:
The Sacred Trust
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Archway Publishing (Simon & Schuster)
January 2017
ISBN 9781480839229
Paperback
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

It's been hundreds of years since United States war veterans entered a covenant with their government--one that promised they would be cared for physically and mentally. More/less

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