REP. HOLT VISITS PATIENTS AT
HUNTERDON MEDICAL CENTER
Princeton Junction - Representative Rush Holt (D-12th District)
today toured the Hunterdon Medical Center and met with patients and
staff to send his holiday greetings and to raise awareness of the
need for a Patients' Bill of Rights.
According to Rep. Holt, the Hunterdon Medical Center has been
providing a full range of preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic
care to the Hunterdon County area for more than 48 years. The
Hunterdon Medical Center, Rep. Holt stated, is a non-profit
community and teaching hospital affiliated with the Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School. The medical center also provides additional
services for older adults, including a Senior Services Program that
provides screenings, education programs and additional treatment and
assessment programs for individuals with complex health problems.
"With our aging population, New Jersey needs more services like
those offered at Hunterdon Medical Center," said Rep. Holt. "Its
commitment to seniors is a model for other health care providers."
Rep. Holt is working in Congress to pass a Patients' Bill of
Rights. This legislation will ensure that the doctor-patient
relationship is protected and that patients' will receive the care
that they need. In addition to being a cosponsor of the Patients'
Bill of Rights, Rep. Holt has sponsored the Quality Health Care Act
of 1999 to reform the health care system.
"By coming to the Hunterdon Medical Center, I hope that we can
raise awareness for the need of the Patients' Bill of Rights and
significant health care reforms in this country. However, at the
same time, I am here today to visit with patients and to send
holiday greetings to them, their families and the hard-working staff
at Hunterdon," Rep. Holt said.