The Oklahoma Hospital Association’s (OHA) gave two legislators the Outstanding Achievement Award for their efforts to improve healthcare and outcomes throughout the state.
The two are co-chairs of the state’s healthcare working group; local Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan and Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada.
They received the award last week at the 2019 OHA annual convention in Oklahoma City.
McCortney said healthcare was complex but important to the future of our state.
“Increasing access to quality healthcare and insurance, better educating individuals about the importance of diet and exercise and gaining more insight into the many challenges facing our healthcare facilities, particularly in rural communities — these are among the issues we must address through comprehensive public policy,” he said.
McCortney also is vice chair of the Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.
McEntire also chairs the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Health and is a member of the Committee on Public Health.
“I’m incredibly grateful to be recognized for my work in reforming Oklahoma healthcare law,” he said. “Pursuing sensible policy that ensures our citizens receive the healthcare they need and that our healthcare providers are adequately compensated are top priorities as a state representative. It is especially rewarding to be acknowledged for my service.”