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President Obama Holds Roundtable Discussion on Health Reform at Children's National Medical Center
Date:7/20/2009

Today President Obama held a roundtable discussion on healthcare reform with pediatric leaders from [Children's National Medical Center.

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) July 20, 2009 -- Today President Obama held a roundtable discussion on healthcare reform with pediatric leaders from Children's National Medical Center. The discussion focused on the unique needs of children and the challenges of ensuring quality healthcare for all children.

In a closed door meeting with pediatric healthcare providers across the continuum of care, President Obama listened to the concerns of physicians, nurses, and physician assistants from one the nation's leading children's hospitals. Topics discussed ranged from improving access to care to the unique challenges of employing new technologies, like electronic medical records, in a pediatric setting.

"As the nation's children's hospital, located just a few miles from the steps of the Capitol, Children's National Medical Center knows firsthand about the challenges facing our healthcare system," said Edwin K. Zechman, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer at Children's National. "We're very pleased that President Obama is seeking the input of pediatric experts as he looks to address the complex issues of healthcare reform."

President Obama met with:

 
  • Regina Hartridge, RN, MSN, CPN, clinical nurse manager for the Children's Health Project of the District of Columbia, a mobile health
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