DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson received the Texas Hospital Association’s (THA) Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award this week after being honored with the recognition in a ceremony in Washington, DC last month. The award recognizes Congresswoman Johnson for her commitment to good health care policy and support of policy issues of significance to health systems.
“I am profoundly honored to have been recognized by the Texas Hospital Association,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “Our state’s hospitals and health systems are critical to both the health and well-being of Texas residents and to a healthy and thriving economy. As the first registered nurse in Congress, I know, firsthand, how important healthcare professionals and hospitals are to the overall well-being of the country. My legislative commitment has always been to ensure our hospitals remain well positioned to deliver on their mission of providing exceptional care and service to patients.”
“Congresswoman Johnson was instrumental in securing Congressional support for the extension of the Medicaid 1115 Transformation Waiver, which is a vital source of supplemental funding for Texas hospitals,” said THA President and CEO Ted Shaw. “Her longstanding commitment to health policy that ensures access to affordable, high quality care not only for the residents of her district but for all Texans sets her apart from many of her Congressional colleagues.”
Since 1997, THA’s Hospital Advocacy Tribute Award recognizes state and federal lawmakers who support policy proposals which address problems important to Texas hospitals and their ability to adequately meet the health care needs of all Texans.