Sunday, November 8, 2015

Congressman Forbes Recognized as a Champion of Healthcare Innovation By National Healthcare Leaders

November 5, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) was recognized as a "Champion of Healthcare Innovation" by The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of leaders of the nation's premier healthcare companies and organizations, at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C., on November 3, 2015.

"As we strive to conquer illness, elevate population health and make our healthcare system more affordable and sustainable, the answer lies in dynamic and continual innovation," said Healthcare Leadership Council President Mary R. Grealy. "For this to happen, we need federal policies that encourage progress and new breakthroughs in care. We applaud Representative Randy Forbes for the leadership, vision, and commitment that patients and healthcare consumers need."

"Healthcare should center not only on treating diseases, but also on curing and preventing them," said Congressman Forbes. "To accomplish this, it is critical that government serves as a catalyst for discovery, unleashing innovation and investing in medical research. Receiving the 'Champion of Healthcare Innovation' Award is an honor, and I will continue to work to push our country to a patient-centric system, where people come before politics, and innovation— not bureaucracy – drives America's healthcare policies."

The award presentation took place at the Council's annual Healthcare Innovations Expo on Capitol Hill. The day-long event is dedicated to showcasing new developments in healthcare technologies, treatments, and practices.