Earlier this month, for perhaps the first time since Governor Curtin visited Dean McQuillan around 1863, the Governor of Pennsylvania visited the Kornberg School of Dentistry. Governor Tom Wolf, along with State Senators Shirley Kitchen and Christine Tartaglione, came to our school to mark a groundbreaking moment in the delivery of integrated care in an underserved community: the grand opening of the GPHA, Inc. Medical Suite at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.
Governor Wolf congratulated the partners, and remarked that “this type of collaboration represents the future of health care.”
Dean Amid Ismail, in his remarks prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony, reinforced this message, stating that this partnership will provide “appropriate and respectful care, which is integrated at every level, from the technology that will allow the providers to securely share patient records to the education that will be provided to medical, nursing and dental students.”
Sen. Kitchen agreed, noting that “Here, the doctor and the dentist work together. No one else is doing that.”