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Mark E. Brager
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November 13, 2017

AdvaMed Statement on Nomination of Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) issued the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker regarding the nomination of Alex Azar as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“On behalf of AdvaMed and our member companies, I want to personally congratulate Alex Azar on his nomination as Secretary of HHS. The President has made a smart choice; Alex is a tested leader in the hard-fought battles to advance health care within the Department and across the country. I saw that leadership and character firsthand when I served with Alex at HHS. His expertise across a broad spectrum of issues – from public health to medical technology and beyond – will serve the nation well.

“These are challenging times for national health policy, and Alex has a full understanding of what it will take to address those issues and meet the high standard of quality care Americans deserve. He also appreciates that, to meet our goals, we need to foster an environment that continues to put innovation at the vanguard of health care delivery.

“I urge the Senate to confirm Alex quickly, and pledge our support in helping him and the Department fulfill its mission.”