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CCU hosts Do No Harm screening on Southern Circuit Tour

February 14, 2011

Do No Harm, a documentary exposing unethical hospital practices, will be showing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Wall Auditorium of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration. Tickets are $5.

The 2009 documentary follows Dr. John Bagnato, a general surgeon, and Charles Rehberg, an accountant, who together act as whistle-blowers to expose unethical billing practices for the uninsured and underinsured patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga. The two men withstand relentless attacks from hospital officials and local authorities to reveal the nonprofit hospitals millions of dollars in offshore bank accounts, lucrative for-profit businesses and aggressive collection tactics.

Bagnato and Rehbergs investigations drew national attention to Phoebe Putney, which led to the further uncovering of corruption within nonprofit hospitals throughout the United States and national awareness of unreasonable health care costs.

Do No Harm producer/director Rebecca Schanberg and producer/editor Susanne Suffredin will be on hand for a meet-and-greet after the film presentation. Schanberg earned a bachelors degree in human biology from Stanford University and worked as director of corporate philanthropy at Polo Ralph Lauren. Do No Harm is her directorial debut. Suffredin, who earned a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois, was nominated for an editing Emmy for Team of Broken Dreams, an Olympics special for NBC. She was also honored with a Monitor Award and a Special Achievement Award for directing from the International Television Association.

Do No Harm is one in a series of three films presented at CCU as part of the 2010-2011 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. (The spring season ticket package for all three films is $10.) A program of South Arts, it is the nations only regional tour of independent filmmakers. For additional information and film trailers, visit www.southarts.org.

Tickets may be picked up at the Wheelwright Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets are also available at the door. For more information, call the Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-2502. The Auditorium is located at 119 Chanticleer Drive East in Conway.