For Immediate Release:
May 25, 2021
NHPCO Congratulates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on Confirmation to Serve as CMS Administrator
Brooks-LaSure to Lead Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(Alexandria, Va) – The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) congratulates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on her historic confirmation today as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator. Brooks-LaSure is the first Black woman to lead CMS.
“CMS plays a critical role to our nation’s hospice and palliative care provider community, and we are pleased to welcome Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as the new Administrator and applaud her confirmation today,” said NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach. “She understands the inner workings of government and has a deep appreciation for health advocacy. We look forward to partnering with Administrator Brooks-LaSure as the hospice and palliative care community continues their hard work to ensure access to care in response to the pandemic and to support our mission to advance person- and family-centered care for all Americans.”
NHPCO is the leading organization representing integrated, person-centered healthcare, NHPCO gives ongoing inspiration, practical guidance, and legislative representation to hospice and palliative care providers so they can enrich experiences for patients and ease caregiving responsibilities and emotional stress for families.