Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016by Representative Danny K. Davis
Posted on 2016-06-07
DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I want to commend and
congratulate Chairman Tiberi and Ranking Member McDermott for having
put together an outstanding piece of legislation. While we applaud it
for being bipartisan, I applaud it because it is good. It actually
helps to meet needs that exist. It protects hospitals and gives them
the opportunity to provide a better level of patient care.
I attended, just last week, the opening of an outpatient center that St. Bernard Hospital in the Englewood community of Chicago had put together. Of course, everybody in the community was there because everybody recognized that inner-city hospitals, disproportionate share hospitals, and medical centers that are complex need all of the protection that they can get, and we need to have a better understanding of readmission policies and practices and why some are different than others.
These gentlemen have put together a piece of legislation that all of us can be proud of. I strongly support it and thank them for their diligence, for their cooperation, and for their tremendous efforts to do a good bill.