November 3, 2016 -- HealthPAC announced that Rep. Kevin Corlew has been named a Health Care Hero for being "a champion of policies that ensure Missouri hospitals can attract and retain physicians and front-line health care providers." HealthPAC is the political action committee of the Missouri Hospital Association.
Please find here a PDF copy of the HealthPAC press release with an accompanying comment from Matt Wensel, CEO of St. Luke's North Hospital in Kansas City. The press release is also reprinted in full below.
HealthPAC -- Missouri Hospital Association
November 3, 2016
Contact: Rob Monsees, 573-999-9652
CORLEW NAMED A HEALTH CARE HERO
KANSAS CITY, MO — HealthPAC has named Rep. Kevin Corlew as a Health Care Hero. Corlew joins three other members of the Missouri General Assembly who were recognized for their efforts to improve the health care climate in Missouri.
Rep. Corlew has been a champion of policies that ensure Missouri hospitals can attract and retain physicians and front-line health care providers. Missouri suffers from a physician shortage and high vacancy rates in many essential health care specialties. Corlew’s efforts to ensure access to affordable professional liability insurance supports a positive climate for physicians to set up their practice in Missouri and for the hospital workforce locally, regionally and statewide.
“Kevin Corlew is a hero for supporting policies that ensure providers can access affordable professional liability insurance,” said Matt Wenzel, CEO of St. Luke’s North Hospital. “His support of good state policy for liability insurance helps ensure his constituents, and all Missourians, have access to top-notch physicians and health care providers. We are very fortunate to have Rep. Corlew fighting for us in Jefferson City.”
Corlew represents the 14th District in the Missouri House of Representatives, including Platte and Clay Counties. He was first elected to the House in 2014.