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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Beatty Brings Healthcare Leaders, Government Officials, and Nonprofits Together to Discuss the Future of Healthcare

Aug 21, 2018
Press Release

Beatty Brings Healthcare Leaders, Government Officials, and Nonprofits Together to Discuss the Future of Healthcare

COLUMBUS, OH–U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) recently hosted her Healthcare Roundtable and Listening Session for Ohio’s Third Congressional District. More than 30 healthcare executives, community leaders, government officials, nonprofits, and stakeholders participated in Beatty’s Roundtable and Listening Session, sharing their perspective on improving the access and delivery of healthcare and fresh ideas to make sure more individuals and families can live happier, healthier lives.

“Today is all about strengthening the dialogue between policymakers, stakeholders, and the healthcare community in Central Ohio,” Beatty said. “Americans are concerned about rising healthcare and prescriptions costs and quality of care, and your insight will allow me to work closely with my Congressional colleagues to develop positive, sustainable policy solutions to these and many more pressing healthcare issues facing our nation.”

During Beatty’s Healthcare Roundtable and Listening Session, attendees heard from a distinguished panel of experts, including Tracy Cloud, Lower Lights Health Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Curtis Gingrich, OhioHealth Vice President of Medical Affairs; Elizabeth Seely, OSU Wexner Medical Center Chief Administrative Officer; Michael Wilkins, Mount Carmel East President and Chief Operating Officer; and Dr. Mysheika Roberts, Columbus Public Health Health Commissioner. Panelists highlighted their organization’s work, as well as their personal insight on the Affordable Care Act, the need for more federal funding and greater collaboration between one another, and urged Beatty to fight in Congress to create a comprehensive healthcare system that addresses the physical, psychological, and emotional needs of patients. 

"The right to healthcare is different than the right to be healthy, " Sandy Stephenson, Director of Integrated Healthcare at Southeast, Inc. said at the roundtable.

"We have to take care of people from pre-birth to senior years, " Charles B. Tavares, President of Primary Health remarked.

At the conclusion of the Healthcare Roundtable and Listening Session, Beatty pledged to continue working with panelists, attendees, and many others in the community, saying, “We can help set the standard for providing exceptional and quality care, and I look forward to working with each of you to make this shared goal a reality—not just in Central Ohio but across America.”