Reynolds Memorial CEO, Dr. David Hess, had an incredible honor representing WVU Medicine and Reynolds Memorial Hospital at the US Senate Democratic Steering Committee’s Rural Hospital Roundtable.
The Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee is dedicated to creating a dialogue between Senate Democrats and leaders from across the globe. The committee hosts meetings with advocates, policy experts and elected officials to discuss their priorities and get their help in the development of the Senate Democratic agenda.
The Committee serves as a communication bridge between:
- Senate Democratic offices
- Advocacy groups
- Intergovernmental organizations
It is one of two Democratic Leadership Committees in the Senate. The committee is chaired by Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) and vice chaired by Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
Dr. Hess was one of seven presenters to discuss healthcare reform and potential impact of an ACA repeal on rural hospitals.
“Thanks to Senator Joe Manchin III for the invitation and for being such a gracious host. Many may not realize but WV is going in the right direction as far as health measures. We had the second largest improvement going from 47th to 43rd last year,” said Dr. Hess.