DCHA staff and members of the Government Relations/Financial Policy (GR/FP) Committee thanked Council staffers on Wednesday for their hard work, cooperation, and service to the city. Joan Lewis, DCHA Interim President, welcomed the Council staff to the annual breakfast and impressed upon the attendees the importance of the event in connecting Council staff directly with hospital representatives. Aarti Subramanian, GR/FP Co-Chair, encouraged Council staff members to use the hospitals as a resource for information as they work to address health policy questions or establish best best practices, especially when legislation is drafted or considered.
In addition to the 75 staff members and GR/FP Committee members that attended, At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman (I) and Councilmember Brianne Nadeau (D-Ward 1) attended as well. A special thank you to DCHA Board Members James Edwards (Howard University Hospital CEO) and James Kyle, PhD (Saint Elizabeths Hospital CEO) for also attending the event.