WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 30, 2010 - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), today congratulated Dr. Andrea McGuire of Iowa on being appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Dr. McGuire is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical and Network Management/Risk Selection at American Enterprise Group in Des Moines.

"Dr. McGuire's passion for patient advocacy coupled with her experience in research, disease management, and quality improvement will greatly benefit the Advisory Council," said Harkin.  "She understands the economics of healthcare and the impact that quality and research have on these economics.  In addition, she has dedicated much of her career to the improvement of the quality of care of patients with chronic disease.  I congratulate Dr. McGuire on this appointment."

The 21-member panel is comprised of private-sector experts who contribute a varied perspective on the health care system and most pressing needs of research to promote improvements in the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of clinical practice.  Members are appointed by the Secretary to serve 3-year terms.

Support the River Cities' Reader

Get 12 Reader issues mailed monthly for $48/year.

Old School Subscription for Your Support

Get the printed Reader edition mailed to you (or anyone you want) first-class for 12 months for $48.
$24 goes to postage and handling, $24 goes to keeping the doors open!

Click this link to Old School Subscribe now.

Help Keep the Reader Alive and Free Since '93!


"We're the River Cities' Reader, and we've kept the Quad Cities' only independently owned newspaper alive and free since 1993.

So please help the Reader keep going with your one-time, monthly, or annual support. With your financial support the Reader can continue providing uncensored, non-scripted, and independent journalism alongside the Quad Cities' area's most comprehensive cultural coverage." - Todd McGreevy, Publisher