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Blair Sadler PLUCK

June 28, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Reserved Seating is available when Pluck is pre-ordered from Warwick’s through the linked green “Reserve Seats Here” button above. Only books purchased from Warwick’s will be signed. Please call the Warwick’s Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

On Tuesday, June 28th at 7:30pm Warwick’s will host Blair Sadler as he discusses and signs his new book, Pluck: Lessons We Learned for Improving Healthcare and the World. Blair Sadler, J.D. is a senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and a member of the faculty at the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management. Through teaching and presentations, he remains a strong advocate for evidence-based architectural design, healing arts in health care, transforming health care’s environmental impact, and leading with transparency and empathy in times of crisis. A graduate of Amherst College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he was a law clerk for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. From 1980 to 2006, he was the president and CEO of the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. He has served on the board of the Hastings Center for 12 years and is a member of the board of Health Care without Harm, an environmental health advocacy organization. He chairs the Board of Access Youth Academy, a San Diego nonprofit devoted to transforming the lives of underserved youth. He lives in La Jolla, California.

Pluck brings together the spirit of courage, taking of roads-less-traveled, and living with a mindset focused on possibility that we can all call upon to improve everyday life. It inspires hope and collaboration, as well as meaningful change and actions. Alfred Sadler and Blair Sadler, a doctor and a lawyer, who are also twin brothers, worked together on the early laws concerning organ donation and the first heart transplants, the emergence of the physician assistant profession, the birth of bioethics, and the creation of emergency medicine including 9-1-1. In this compelling and stirring book, they take us on a fascinating journey through the National Institutes of Health, Yale University Medical School, The Hastings Center on Bioethics, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

In Pluck, the Sadlers recall being in rooms where major changes occurred that have had multi-generational and lifesaving impacts on our country’s healthcare. They describe their roles in helping to lead and accelerate the pace and scale of needed change. The lessons they learned are enduring and relevant today. They share them, with the belief and confidence they will motivate people to constructive action.

Whether you are interested in healthcare, environmental activism, criminal justice reform, economic and racial equity, or education, transformation is possible with the help of the authors’ 15 lessons for catalyzing change that conclude their enriching book.


June 28, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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