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Barry Rabner

President and CEO,
Princeton HealthCare System

Princeton, United States

Imagine. Companies will produce embryos for implantation made from engineered DNA which will yield physically and mentally enhanced, disease-resistant people.

Imagine

Companies will produce embryos for implantation made from engineered DNA which will yield physically and mentally enhanced, disease-resistant people. New health care organizations will provide health-preserving information and will remotely monitor key biological functions to identify health problems and formulate personalized biochemical solutions for remote management at home. Injuries will be treated in small local facilities and recovery and rehabilitation will be conducted at home.

People without the financial resources to purchase enhanced embryos, personalized drugs and home care will initially receive care and services at the level deemed necessary to avoid civil unrest. In time, the emerging human performance and wellness gap will reach untenable proportions and the country will respond by enhancing subsidies until stability is achieved. Older hospitals will exist to provide care to unenhanced people. New boutique hospitals will be built to serve enhanced individuals. Foundations will fund research to reduce the cost of enhanced embryos and to subsidize the care of other ordinary people. Universities, professional sports teams, major orchestras, dance companies and artists’ consortiums will patent and brand designer DNA for embryo production.

Barry Rabner Bio:

Barry S. Rabner is President and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), a not-for-profit, multifaceted health services organization that includes: University Medical Center at Princeton, Princeton House Behavioral Health, Princeton Rehabilitation Services, Princeton Home Care Services and Princeton Surgical Center. In addition, PHCS is a joint venture partner in Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center. University Medical Center at Princeton is an acute care, teaching hospital and a University Hospital Affiliate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. It is a Clinical Research Affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Princeton HealthCare System has 401 licensed beds, 2,300 employees, 45 residents and fellows from the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Residency Training Programs, and an active medical staff of 985 physicians. The annual operating revenue is approximately $350 million.

Princeton HealthCare System is developing a new $1.1 billion, 171-acre health care campus in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The campus will include a $635 million replacement acute care hospital, a medical office building, an adult day care center, a child day care center, a skilled nursing and sub-acute care facility, assisted living and independent living facilities, health-related research facility, and a pediatric outpatient pavilion.

The organization was selected by the Leapfrog Group as number one in New Jersey for quality and safety and in the top 5% in the state for profitability.

A $170 million capital campaign has raised $157 million to date and is expected to achieve its goal by 2012. The medical staff has contributed over $2 million to the campaign thus far.

Mr. Rabner holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey. He completed a graduate degree in French language and civilization at L'University de Paris du Sorbonne. He earned Bachelor's degrees in Zoology and Chemistry from the University of Maryland in College Park.