Hospice Action Network Honors Congressional Champions

Sep 25, 2020 6:00 PM ET

iCrowd Newswire – Sep 25, 2020

NHPCO advocacy affiliate acknowledges members of Congress who’ve supported hospice

 (Alexandria, Va) – The Hospice Action Network, the advocacy affiliate of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is happy to announce the winners of the 2020 Hospice Motion Community Angel Award. This award was created to acknowledge choose members of Congress who serve hospice and palliative care sufferers and their households via their efforts to help the important mission of hospice and palliative care in caring for sufferers going through severe or life limiting sickness and use their platform to amplify the voices of sufferers going through severe and terminal sickness and their households.

The award recipients are as follows:

  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
  • Consultant Ron Type (D-WI-03)
  • Consultant Roger Marshall (R-KS-01)
  • Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Consultant Tom Reed (R-NY-23)
  • Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
  • Consultant Terri Sewell (D-AL-07)
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
  • Consultant Mike Thompson (D-CA-05)
  • Consultant Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02)

The honorees expressed their appreciation for the popularity.

“Coronavirus restrictions have made hospice and palliative care much more delicate. That’s why I joined with Senator Brown to make sure these sufferers get extra time with their family members. In these socially distant instances, all of us can higher recognize treasured moments with household. I’m honored to be chosen as one in all HAN’s Angel Awardees, and I recognize the work HAN and NHPCO do on behalf of hospice and palliative care sufferers and caregivers,” Senator Shelley Moore Capito stated.

“As Wisconsin sufferers and households contemplate finish of life care selections, they need to have the ability to give attention to what’s vital – spending time with their family members. That’s why one in all my highest priorities has at all times been enhancing entry to high quality hospice and palliative care, together with in our rural communities,” stated Rep. Ron Type. “I’m honored to obtain this recognition from the Hospice Motion Community, and I’ll proceed to work to help the unbelievable companies our hospice care professionals present to sufferers on daily basis and guarantee all Wisconsinites have entry to compassionate care.”

“Having practiced medication for greater than 25 years, I’ve seen first-hand the superb work of well being care professionals in hospice and palliative care,” stated Rep. Roger Marshall, M.D. “I love the Hospice Motion Community and organizations just like the Nationwide Hospice and Palliative Care Group and the way they’ll collaborate with members of Congress to enhance each high quality and entry to care, particularly for Kansans dwelling in rural communities. This recognition is a real honor and I sit up for persevering with to work with NHPCO to enhance end-of-life look after each the affected person and their households as it’s a important piece of our well being care system.”

“I’ve persistently fought for high quality care throughout the well being care spectrum, and a part of that effort has meant preventing abuse and neglect in hospice and palliative care settings so people close to the tip of their lives can give attention to time with their household and family members,” stated Senator Rob Portman. “There’s extra to do to help high quality in finish of life care, however I recognize the work that organizations like NHPCO are doing to companion with us in enhancing the care panorama and I’m honored to be this yr’s Hospice Motion Community Angel Awardee.”

“Hospice care is such an vital situation to me and thousands and thousands of different People. I’ll always remember the care and energy hospice care professionals put in to handle my mom through the finish of her life or the alternatives I’ve had to assist working households as a hospice volunteer,” stated Rep. Tom Reed. “We are going to proceed to advocate for households and their family members’ entry to compassionate hospice care. Thanks to Hospice Motion Community for recognizing our efforts, and we’ll stay dedicated to the trigger for years to return.”

“As somebody who stepped again from my very own profession to handle my mother and father and in-laws as they bought older and developed severe well being issues, guaranteeing that our seniors have complete entry to hospice and palliative care is a matter that has at all times been near my coronary heart,” stated Senator Jacky Rosen. “It’s an honor to be acknowledged by the NHPCO for the work I’m doing in Congress, and I hope to proceed efforts alongside them to extend entry to high quality look after sufferers in want.”

“On behalf of the numerous sufferers and households who’ve or will profit from compassionate hospice care and the hospice care professionals within the 7th District, I’m honored to obtain the 2020 Hospice Motion Community Angel Award from the Hospice Motion Community,” stated Rep. Terri A. Sewell. “Our accountability to make sure these struggling life-threatening diseases and their households are supplied with high-quality and compassionate finish of life care is paramount. I’m grateful that we now have organizations just like the Hospice Motion Community as companions in advancing our shared purpose of defending sufferers and strengthening hospice and palliative care.”

“Guaranteeing that our family members have high-quality hospice and palliative care once they want it has at all times been one in all my priorities within the Senate,” stated Senator Debbie Stabenow. “I’m proud to have such robust companions on the Hospice Motion Community who advocate for compassionate and high quality look after thousands and thousands of People. I’m honored to be a 2020 Hospice Motion Community Angel Awardee and sit up for persevering with this vital work collectively.”

“Hospice is essential to making sure folks have the care they should relaxation simple on the finish of their lives. I’ll proceed working in Congress to make sure that hospice care suppliers in my district and throughout our nation have all of the instruments at their disposal, together with telehealth, to present compassionate care to our hospice sufferers. Thanks to the Hospice Motion Community for his or her advocacy on this vital situation and I’m honored with this award,” stated Rep. Mike Thompson.

“I’m at all times grateful to work with the devoted advocates on the Hospice Motion Community to enhance Hoosiers’ entry to compassionate, high-quality hospice and palliative look after these going through severe and life-limiting sickness,” Congresswoman Jackie Walorski stated. “This recognition is a real honor, and I sit up for persevering with our work collectively for People receiving end-of-life care, in addition to their households and caregivers.”

HAN and NHPCO are proud to acknowledge these lawmakers.

“We’re grateful to those members of Congress for his or her management and help of hospice and palliative care sufferers and their households who depend on person- and family-centered, interdisciplinary care throughout their best time of want,” stated NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach.

About HAN
NHPCO and the Hospice Motion Community work carefully collectively to make an affect. NHPCO units the general public coverage agenda via its Legislative Affairs Committee. The Hospice Motion Community implements the agenda via direct lobbying, grassroots advocacy, and by empowering Hospice Advocates to share their hospice story with Congress. HAN’s mission is to advocate, with one voice, for insurance policies that guarantee the very best look after sufferers and households going through severe sickness and the tip of life.

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