January/February 2007

Mercy-Des Moines Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Children’s Health Coverage

Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines, Iowa, hosted a Town Hall Meeting January 11 to promote expansion of children’s health coverage and Congressional reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The Des Moines event was part of a national day of Town Hall Meetings sponsored by the Campaign for Children’s Health Care and seven national hospital and health care associations, including the Catholic Health Association and the American Hospital Association. The Town Hall Meetings took place in Washington, D.C., and 35 other cities. Speakers at the Des Moines event included State Senator Jack Hatch and Ron Askland, coordinator of the Children’s Health Center at Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines. For more information, contact Gregg Lagan of Mercy-Des Moines at glagan@mercydesmoines.org.