Navigation Links
NHPCO Welcomes Kathleen Sebelius as HHS Secretary
Date:5/6/2009

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization welcomes Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Her Senate confirmation on April 28, the day before President Obama's 100th day in office, was the final appointment to President's cabinet.

"The appointment of Kathleen Sebelius puts a seasoned leader at the helm of HHS at a time when discussions of healthcare reform and efforts to make significant advancements are at an all-time high," said J. Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO.

"Healthcare reform is a major focus at NHPCO and hospice and palliative care providers throughout the country are engaged in efforts at the local and national level. The provision of quality care at the end of life must be a factor in healthcare reform and in her position as Secretary of HHS, she will play a critical role in all matters involving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services," Schumacher added.

In an address last Tuesday to the Council of Foundations, Sebelius described the need for healthcare reform as urgent, not political, and not optional. She voiced President Obama's commitment to healthcare reform -- a message that was shared on April 24 at NHPCO's Management and Leadership Conference by Nancy-Ann DeParle.

In speaking on the Senate floor, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus cited Sebelius' success in a Republican state as vital experience to building support for the legislation across party lines. "Governor Sebelius' record shows that she approaches problems from all sides," Baucus said.

NHPCO data shows that more than 1.4 million dying Americans receive care from the nation's hospice providers. Independent research has shown that hospice saved Medicare $2.2 billion in 2007.

"While the costs of care must be part of reform discussions, the nation's hospice and palliative care providers want to remind the administration that hospice is also the best care for patients and families at the end of life," Schumacher stated. "The provider community is working collaboratively to make our voices -- and the voices of the patients and families we serve -- heard by legislators, regulators, and the administration. We welcome Secretary Sebelius and look forward to her insightful leadership."

Information about end-of-life care provision is available at www.nhpco.org. Consumer information is available from NHPCO's Caring Connections, www.caringinfo.org.

    Contact:
    Jon Radulovic
    Vice President, Communications
    Ph: 703-837-3139
    jradulovic@nhpco.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NHPCO Reports Growth in Number of Hospice Patients Served, 1.4 Million, With a Wider Range of Illnesses Seen by Providers
2. NHPCO Statement on MedPAC Recommendations to Congress
3. NHPCO Comments on Misleading Quote in Associated Press Article and Provides Helpful Information
4. NHPCO President/CEO Meets with Nancy-Ann Min DeParle at White House
5. Womens World Banking Welcomes New Network Member From Tunisia
6. MJGC Welcomes New Administrator-in-Training Shlomo Katz
7. MJGC Welcomes New Director of Social Work Alla Lerner
8. Patient Advocate Foundation Welcomes Leading Health Care Experts to Executive Board of Directors
9. Friends of WFP Welcomes World Hunger Relief Week
10. New York City Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon Welcomes top Skin Care Line into his Office
11. St. Pauls Senior Homes & Services Welcomes Some of San Diegos Neediest Displaced Seniors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 for Final Cut Pro ... Vintage Volume 2 contains 60 different color-grade presets, giving editors multiple options for adding ... to single out subjects, plus much more. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 is designed ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... An increase in wetter weather in the ... and along with that; a humdinger of an allergy season. A relief from drought ... increase in misery-causing grass and weed pollen. , “Our patients have been reporting ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... ... Health Month and the focus is on prostate cancer. Second only to skin cancer, ... most common cause of cancer related death today; lung cancer remains in the number one ... cancer during his lifetime. Those at highest risk are men who have a ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... Dr. Mitchell Mehlman ... Road in Lake Ronkonkoma, Dental365 offers patients high-quality and affordable routine and emergency ... the dentist fit into their patients’ busy lifestyles. Dental365 also gladly work with ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... the launch of Care Management Alerts and Dashboards, an innovative new service enabling ... Island. , RIQI’s Care Management Alerts and Dashboards provide near real-time data about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/7/2017)... 2017  Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq: NVAX ) today ... trials of its RSV F protein recombinant nanoparticle vaccine candidate ... been published in the journal Vaccine ... prior scientific conferences). The Company previously announced top line ... developing the RSV F Vaccine with the goal of protecting ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... , June 5, 2017 Kohll,s Pharmacy ... the United States . The Raizer is ... a fallen person up to an almost-standing position ... and operated by one assistant and does not ... is simple enough that a child can operate it, ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... 2017 Nutriceutical Holdings (NH), parent company of ... and KD Pharma Group have decided to join forces ... Pharma Group. KD Pharma Group will become the largest ... the entire company. "We believe we have ... to growing the NH companies by providing us with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: