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National Health Leaders Recognize Newhouse For Leadership in Healthcare Innovation

May 17, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Newhouse (R-WA) was named by the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) as a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” at an award ceremony last week in Washington, DC. This award is given to members who support patient-centered medical progress. 

“I am honored to be named as a recipient of this award,” said Rep. Newhouse. “I will continue to advocate for conservative, patient-centered healthcare solutions that put individual Americans, not bureaucrats, in the driver’s seat for their medical needs.”

“We’re on the verge of a remarkable era in American healthcare. Genomic and biologic research, improved data analytics, and advanced mobile technologies are enabling people to live longer, healthier lives,” said HLC President Mary R. Grealy. “To continue this exciting transformation, we need visionary leadership and sound policymaking. We honored Representative Newhouse for providing important advocacy and leadership for patients and consumers.”

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 health care technologies, treatments and practices.  This year’s event featured, among other displays, emerging cancer therapies, virtual reality technologies to assist veterans with post-combat stress challenges, and uses of health data sharing to combat opioid abuse and addiction.