Fraser Trebilcock Health Care Law Department Chair Jonathan Raven spent two days in Washington, DC this week to advocate for adequate federal funding and appropriate regulatory burden so that urban and rural hospitals, physicians, nurses and their colleagues can continue to provide badly needed medical care and public health services to underserved populations in our home communities.
Mr. Raven is a volunteer member of the American Hospital Association Committee on Governance, which meets throughout the year across the country and allows hospital trustees to assist in development of Capitol Hill advocacy priorities for our nation’s hospitals. Mr. Raven is also a Board Member Emeritus
of Sparrow Health System, on which he served as vice-chair, and continues to volunteer on Sparrow’s Audit Committee, which he chaired, and on its Government Affairs Committee. During his career. Mr. Raven has also served in senior legal and executive positions in health care ventures.
His visit this week to Capitol Hill included meetings at the offices of five Michigan Congressmen and one Senator to address pending legislation, including health care reform, that threatens public health and hospital services.
“Public advocacy for prudent national policy to fund adequate health care for Americans is a national issue with profound local impact,” said Raven. “What may seem like an abstract issue from afar has serious local implications for public health affecting each of us in our own communities.”