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Hoyer Meets with Officials from the University of Maryland Medical System

September 04, 2015

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer

Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) met with officials from the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), a multi-hospital system with academic, community, and specialty service missions reaching every area of Maryland.

“Today I met with President Chrencik and leadership from the University of Maryland Medical System to receive updates on their federal activities and to discuss the concerns of their member hospitals,” stated Congressman Steny Hoyer. “I applaud UMMS for leading the way in improving and expanding access to the health care services for Marylanders, including having one of the largest kidney transplant programs in the world. I thank President Chrencik and the UMMS health care providers for their time today, and I look forward to working with them to help ensure quality, affordable health care for Maryland families across the state.”

“It was our privilege to host Rep. Steny Hoyer today at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the flagship academic medical center at the heart of the University of Maryland Medical System,” said Robert A. Chrencik, president and chief executive officer of UMMS. “The Congressman has been a longtime advocate of the Medical System and the critical health care services we provide to the people of Maryland. We enjoyed the opportunity to discuss many important issues facing hospitals in today’s challenging environment, as well as to brief him on our plans to support a new regional health center in Prince George’s County. We welcome his leadership and advocacy of the lifesaving work we do every day across our State.”

“Representative Hoyer is a tremendous leader in advocating for what is critically needed to treat and cure our most serious diseases: long-term, sustainable and predictable biomedical research funding,” said E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine. “His work in co-sponsoring the 21st Century Cures Act exemplifies what can be accomplised through collaboration and a commitment to accelerating biomedical discovery and innovation. We are deeply grateful for his support of this major national priority.”

The University of Maryland Medical System is one of the largest private, nonprofit health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region. It currently includes 12 health systems and hospitals that serve the state, including the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in the Fifth District.

Story source: LaToya Veal, 202-225-41

 

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