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Congressional Recognition For The El Rio Community Health Center Of Tucson, Arizona In Recognition Of The Opening Of Its New Congress Health Center September 19, 2014
Ron Barber, D-AZ
"The El Rio Community Health Center is one of the largest non-profit community health centers in the United States. Founded in 1970 by Tucsonans committed to bringing accessible and affordable health care to all, the El Rio Community Health Center serves over 900 people each day, more than three-fourths of whom live at or below the federal poverty level."
Sutter Davis Hospital’S 2013 Baldrige National Quality Award September 19, 2014
John Garamendi, D-CA
"Whereas, Sutter Davis Hospital was selected from a field of 22 applicants that were rigorously evaluated by an independent board of examiners in seven areas defined by the Baldrige Criteria: leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; operations focus; and results. An organization may compete for the award in one of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, health care, education and nonprofit; and"
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 September 19, 2014
Jeff Miller, R-FL
"OSC protects whistleblowers government-wide who expose waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. Since the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs discovered the use of unofficial, unlawful scheduling lists at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, VA employees across the country have stepped forward to report allegations of further misconduct and threats to Veterans’ health care. Whistleblowers have been at the heart of exposing misconduct and promoting accountability at the VA. Many of them have faced retaliation and threats from VA management. This has a chilling and crippling effect on our efforts to restore confidence in the VA."
Honoring James Lintott September 19, 2014
Frank Wolf, R-VA
"Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize Mr. James W. Lintott, a constituent who recently stepped down as chairman of the board for the Children’s National Medical Center. Mr. Lintott has held this post since 2010 and has been a passionate advocate for access to quality health care for all children."
Recognizing Cvs Health For Receiving The Prevent Cancer Foundation’S Cancer Awareness Award September 19, 2014
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"Thank you very much. I’m very happy to be able to join you all today and am honored to accept this wonderful recognition on behalf of CVS Health. As you may have heard, we recently marked an important milestone in the history of our company. We officially changed our corporate name to CVS Health. We made this change to reflect our broader health care commitment. And along with the start of CVS Health, we also ended the sale of all cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy nationwide. By removing these items from our store shelves, we believe we can make a difference in the health of all Americans. In fact, there’s evidence that removing tobacco products from retailers with pharmacies may lead to substantially lower rates of smoking with implications for reducing tobacco-related deaths. A recent CVS Health study found that there was up to a 13 percent reduction in purchasers of tobacco products in Boston and San Francisco AFTER policies eliminating the sale of tobacco products at retailers with pharmacies were put in place. If retailers with pharmacies across the country were to forego sales of tobacco products, the result could be up to 60,000 fewer tobacco-related deaths annually. Along with removing tobacco-related products from our stores, we also launched a national smoking cessation campaign to help millions of Americans to quit smoking. We know that 7 in 10 people who smoke want to quit. We also know that for most people it will take several tries before they are successful. That’s why, with help from national experts, we designed the CVS Health smoking cessation program. We’ve combined the efforts of CVS/pharmacy, CVS/ minuteclinic and CVS/caremark to come up with a comprehensive program that will help smokers to quit. The program is made of up four components—Readiness assessment, Education, Medication Support, and Coaching. For example, at our 925 walk-in medical clinics called CVS/ minuteclinic, our “Start to Stop” program puts all four of these support components into action. Our Nurse Practitioners begin with an assessment to create a customized treatment plan. They then provide ongoing education and support to meet the individual needs of smokers who are trying to quit. Our team also provides an overview of medication options and, if appropriate, can prescribe medication. And finally, our Nurse Practitioners provide face-to-face personalized coaching to help patients keep the momentum going and avoid relapse. This is another example of how CVS/minuteclinic is expanding access to walk-in health care seven days a week, as part of the changing health care landscape. MinuteClinic is also affiliated with 41 major health systems around the country—and growing—affiliations that include integration of electronic medical records, physician medical director collaboration, and collaboration on wellness programs such as smoking cessation. As we have placed a growing emphasis on our purpose as a health care organization, we’ve been truly humbled by the outpouring of encouragement and support we’ve received since announcing the removal of cigarettes and tobacco products from our stores. It’s come from all corners … from our customers and colleagues, public health advocates, elected officials and the media. And we are particularly thankful for today’s recognition from the Prevent Cancer Foundation—a group that has been truly at the forefront of cancer prevention since it was founded, nearly 30 years ago. I hope through our efforts, along with the work of groups like yours, we can help more Americans embark on their path to better health. Thank you again for this wonderful honor."

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