STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – For the fourth time in as many years, Senator Amanda Aguirre was voted to receive a 2010 Legislative Appreciation Award by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. The award will be presented by the AzHHA during its Annual Membership Conference on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the Buttes Resort, 2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, Ariz.
“It is an honor to be recognized and to work with AzHHA toward a common goal of increasing access to healthcare for Arizonans,” said Sen. Amanda Aguirre.
“Senator Amanda Aguirre has worked tirelessly to protect the quality and accessibility of healthcare services during the turbulent budget battles of the 2010 legislative session,” said Laurie Liles, AzHHA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “AzHHA is proud to recognize Sen. Aguirre’s dedication to our hospital and healthcare community.”
Aguirre has been involved in public health education and administration for over twenty-five years with twenty-three in Yuma.
“The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association is recognizing Senator Amanda Aguirre with a 2010 Legislative Appreciation Award due to her leadership on behalf of Arizona’s hospitals,” said Patrick Walz, Yuma Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. “Senator Aguirre has worked tirelessly in support of our state’s hospital community.”
“Senator Aguirre understands the needs of medicine and the needs of the State when dealing with the realities of hospital economics,” said Vickie Clark, CEO of the La Paz Hospital “She works for all of us.”
Aguirre is the current ranking Democratic member on the Senate Healthcare and Medical Liability Reform Committee.
The AzHHA expects more than 100 healthcare leaders from hospitals and healthcare systems throughout Arizona to attend the conference and awards luncheon.