National Healthcare Leaders Honor Congressman Cuellar For Leadership In Healthcare Innovation
Apr 30, 2012 -
Last week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) was honored as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” by the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier healthcare companies and organizations. The award ceremony took place in Washington, D.C.
“As a Representative of one of the most uninsured districts in the nation, expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare is a priority of mine because far too many people in south Texas live in medically underserved communities, and far too few of them have the insurance they need,” said Cuellar. “I am honored to receive this award for my work to support and expand America’s health care system, and I thank the Healthcare Leadership Council for promoting these important goals.”
“Perfecting a 21st century healthcare system that is both affordable and accessible for all Americans and that provides care of the highest quality hinges on support for healthcare innovation. We need to constantly develop new and better ways to deliver care and link patients and consumers to the healthcare system,” said HLC president Mary R. Grealy. “We’re grateful for Congressman Cuellar’s leadership, dedication and hard work in advancing the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of American healthcare.”
Congressman Cuellar was honored at the Council’s annual Healthcare Innovations Expo on Capitol Hill. At the expo, Congressman Cuellar spoke to representatives from healthcare companies about new developments in health care technologies, treatments and practices.