WNH, Radcliff Lecture Series to host panel discussion Thursday on Medicare vs Medicare Advantage


A new extension of the Radcliff Lecture Series on Rural Health, coined “Beats Breakfast Club,” invites the public to a brief talk and panel discussion surrounding Medicare open enrollment.

Titled “Get the Facts: Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage,” the free event is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Physicians Pavilion Assembly Room at 1230 E. 6th Ave. in Winfield.

Hosted by William Newton Healthcare Foundation in conjunction with the Beats Go On community wellness initiative, the session will discuss challenges enrollees face when making health plan decisions, particularly those who live in rural areas, according to a news release from WNH.

Guest presenter and community pharmacy owner Dared Price, Pharm.D., will explain the differences between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage and highlight important factors to consider when deciding which plan is the best fit.


A panel of local care providers, including physician Bryan Dennett, M.D. of Family Care Center, pharmacist and pharmacy owner Renee Price, Pharm.D. of Graves Drug, and dental practice owner Gail Sawyer, will share their experiences and help guests gain a better understanding of how various plans work in this area.

“While this event is geared toward seniors making health plan decisions, all are welcome,” the hospital said.

A complimentary continental breakfast will be served and all guests will be entered into a random drawing for a Graves Drug gift basket. Seating is limited to 60 attendees. To check on seating, call the William Newton Healthcare Foundation at 620-222-6275 or email [email protected].


The Radcliff Lecture Series on Rural Health and Beats Breakfast Club are funded by Paula Radcliff through the William Newton Healthcare Foundation.

Radcliff, a local rancher and business owner, served the region for 27 years as an emergency medical technician at William Newton Hospital, co-chaired the H. L. Snyder Medical Foundation Surgery Center campaign, and is co-chair of the Beats Go On community wellness initiative aimed at providing wellness education and fostering collaborative partnerships.

To learn more about the Beats Go On community wellness initiative or schedule a speaker for your organization, visit www.wnhcares.org/foundation/2ndcentury/beats