NASH has given its “Champion for Health Care Award” to Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-MA).

Rep. Kennedy received the award during last week’s NASH Advocacy Day in recognition of his “tireless advocacy of access to care for his constituents, the residents of Massachusetts, and all Americans.”

As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee, Representative Kennedy has introduced numerous bills to help ensure access to care.  As explained by Keith Hovan, CEO of both NASH and the Southcoast Health System, which is located in Mr. Kennedy district, “Representative Kennedy has fought to protect private safety-net hospitals from damaging cuts that would hinder our ability to care for our most vulnerable residents.  We are incredibly grateful for his leadership.”

Learn more about Representative Kennedy and the NASH Champion of Health Care Award here.