Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award Recognizes Lawmaker’s Commitment to Good Health Policy
(Austin – May 8, 2018) The Texas Hospital Association honored U.S. Senator John Cornyn with its Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award for his support of public policy issues important to hospitals and health systems. Senator Cornyn received the award during a special presentation with THA members during the American Hospital Association annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C. today.
“THA recognizes Senator Cornyn for his leadership on behalf of the entire Texas hospital community to secure a new Medicaid 1115 Transformation Waiver, which is a vital source of supplemental funding for Texas hospitals,” said Ted Shaw, THA’s president/CEO. “Through the lengthy negotiations to secure a new waiver, Senator Cornyn was a dogged advocate on behalf of Texas hospitals and the patients we serve.”
Since 1997, THA’s Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award recognizes state and federal lawmakers who support the public policy issues important to Texas hospitals and health systems and their ability to meet the health care needs of all Texans.
In addition to his leadership to secure a new Medicaid 1115 Waiver, THA recognizes Senator Cornyn for his longstanding willingness to listen to Texas hospitals’ priorities, challenges and concerns. “Senator Cornyn is commended for being a fair and accessible voice in Washington for his constituents,” said Shaw.
A member of the U.S. Senate for 15 years and currently Majority Whip, Senator Cornyn is the former Attorney General of Texas and member of the Texas Supreme Court.