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NAPH Supports Renomination of Marilyn Tavenner as CMS Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2013

Statement attributable to:
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems

WASHINGTON – “NAPH supports the renomination of Marilyn Tavenner as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator. We also commend the president for his commitment to stable leadership for programs that provide access to essential care services for millions of people.”

“Ms. Tavenner has a long and distinguished background in health care and a particularly keen understanding of hospitals and health systems. We look forward to her confirmation and a continued productive working relationship with CMS.”

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About the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH)
NAPH represents the nation’s safety net hospitals and health systems, which provide high volumes of care to low-income individuals. These facilities offer high-quality health services for all patients, including the uninsured .and underinsured, regardless of ability to pay. In addition to helping ensure access to health care for all Americans, safety net hospitals provide many essential communitywide services, such as primary care, trauma care, and neonatal intensive care. Safety net hospitals also train many of America’s doctors, nurses, and other health care providers. Since its inception in 1980, NAPH has cultivated a strong presence on Capitol Hill, with the executive branch, and in many state capitols. NAPH advocates on behalf of its members on such issues as Medicaid, Medicare, and access to health care services for vulnerable populations. For more information, visit our website at http://www.naph.org/.

Media Contact:
Carl Graziano
202.585.0102

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