Priest-Chad-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Military nurse, healthcare lawyer and educator Chad Priest will give a free, public lecture on “Designing the Healthcare Provider of the Future” at 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

The talk is hosted by the Associated Students of Washington State University Spokane. Please register online at

Priest will give an extended version of his popular TEDx Indianapolis talk (;search%3Atag%3A%22tedxindianapolis%22), in which he described the need to break down barriers between disciplines to improve healthcare. He advocates a multidisciplinary team approach that would draw on the expertise of doctors, nurses and pharmacists as well as social workers, public officials, lawyers, farmers and bankers.

Priest is assistant dean for operations and community partnerships at the Indiana University School of Nursing. As a senior executive advisor to the Indianapolis-based, nonprofit MESH coalition (, he draws upon his clinical, military, legal and policy experiences to help improve emergency preparedness in the healthcare sector.

The event is made possible through the support of WSU Spokane and co-sponsors Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University School of Nursing and Human Physiology, Rockwood Health System, Spokane County Medical Society, Spokane Pharmacy Association and Spokane Regional Health District.



Barb Richardson, WSU College of Nursing,, 509-324-7230