Apr. 27, 2021

WHAT: Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) will hold a hearing to learn about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our healthcare workers and what the State can do to support them. The hearing will take testimony from healthcare workers, including physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators, as well as mental health professionals. It will also include a discussion on legislation introduced in other states to support these frontline healthcare heroes.

WHO: Robert McNamara, MD, MAAEM, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple; Tarik S. Khan, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CRNP, PSNA President; Jennifer C. Collins, PsyD, MSCP, Clinical Psychologist, LGHP Neuropsychology, Chief Well-Being Officer Penn Medicine; Patti Stover, Chief Nursing Officer for Doylestown Hospital, RN, MSN, NE-BC Vice President, Patient Services/CNO; Sharon Curran, Chief Executive Officer, Lenape Valley Foundation; Dr. Benjamin F. Miller, Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust; Karmen Hanson, MA, Program Director-Behavioral Health & Pharmaceuticals, National Conference of State Legislatures.

WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 10 a.m. to noon.

WHERE: The hearing will be held over TEAMS at this link: 4.29.2021 - Rep. Wendi Thomas - Virtual Hearing of the Mental Health Caucus - 10:00am on Livestream

Media contact: David Foster, 267-207-0207, dfoster@pahousegop.com