Remembering Hospice Congressional Champion, Representative Walorski
For Immediate Release
August 3, 2022
Alexandria, VA – It is with deep sadness that the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Hospice Action Network (HAN) learned of the tragic death of Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-2) in a car accident that killed four people including two members of her team.
Representative Walorski was a strong champion for hospice care who played an instrumental role in supporting and passing the Rural Access to Hospice Act as a lead sponsor. She was honored in 2020 with a Hospice Action Network Angel Award which recognizes members of Congress who use their platform to support the vital mission of hospice and palliative care and amplify the voices of patients facing serious and terminal illness.
“Representative Walorski was a friend of hospice and longtime advocate for access to end-of-life care, particularly for those living in rural areas. NHPCO and HAN have been honored to work with her over the years. Her leadership and voice will be sorely missed,” said Ben Marcantonio, Interim President and CEO of NHPCO and President of HAN.