September 14, 2009

CARDIN SAYS GOVERNMENT MUST REBUILD THE NATION'S HEALTH CARE INFRASTRUCTURE SO DOCTORS AND NURSES CAN BETTER HELP PATIENTS

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) today met with doctors, nurses and hospital administrators at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, MD, to solicit their advice on health care reform efforts and to discuss specific proposals being considered by Congress.   Hospital personnel also briefed Senator Cardin on their ongoing collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to medical and scientific research and the status of plans to relocate to the White Oak/Calverton area of Montgomery County, near the consolidated FDA campus. 

 

"Particularly during this debate on health care reform, I have treasured every opportunity hear first-hand from doctors, nurses, and other medical providers who are on the front lines of America's health care system. Washington Adventist Hospital is a great example of community based health care and I value their expertise and advice on this critical issue.

 

 "Government does infrastructure well. We should be able to reform our health care system so that medical decisions are made between doctors and patients and not government or private insurance companies ," said Senator Cardin. "Robust federal investment in health care technology is one of the best ways the government can help health care providers get the information they need to properly treat patients."