Marshall Recognized by Nationally Leaders for Commitment to Hospice and Palliative Care
WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Representative Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) was announced a recipient of the 2020 Hospice Action Network Angel Award for his commitment to hospice and palliative care by the Hospice Action Network, the advocacy affiliate of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Representative Marshall issued the following statement:
“Having practiced medicine for more than 25 years, I have seen first-hand the amazing work of health care professionals in hospice and palliative care. I admire the Hospice Action Network and organizations like the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and how they can collaborate with members of Congress to improve both quality and access to care, especially for Kansans living in rural communities. This recognition is a true honor and I look forward to continuing to work with hospice and palliative care professionals to improve end-of-life care for both patients and their families as it is a vital piece of our health care system.”
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization recognized Representative Marshall for his legislative efforts in serving hospice and palliative care patients and their families, his work to support the vital mission of hospice and palliative care in caring for patients facing serious or life limiting illnesses, and how he uses his platform to amplify the voices of patients facing serious and terminal illness and their families.
“We are thankful to these members of Congress for their leadership and support of hospice and palliative care patients and their families who rely on person- and family-centered, interdisciplinary care during their greatest time of need,” said NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach.
Ten members of Congress received this award.