Press Release

Statement on the Nomination of Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

 

Contact:         Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351 mjohnson@aha.org

Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491 cmilligan@aha.org

 

Rick Pollack

President and CEO

American Hospital Association

 

November 13, 2017

We welcome the nomination of Alex Azar to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). We are confident that his extensive background in business, health care and medicine distinguishes him as a uniquely qualified candidate for the vacancy. The expertise garnered from his career in the private sector and prior public service at HHS as Deputy Secretary will prove to be particularly valuable in addressing the serious challenges facing our nation's health care system today.

We look forward to working side-by-side with him to achieve our mission of advancing the health of the patients and communities we are privileged to serve.

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