Rep. Rod Blum (IA-01): “You’re doing God’s work”

Representative Rod Blum (IA-01) recently visited the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, IA. Not only was it a successful visit, but it was written up in the local paper, too!

Rep. Rod Blum, IA-01
Rep. Rod Blum, IA-01

Rep. Blum expressed his support for hospice and relayed his personal experience with hospice: his mother Celeste was a hospice patient before her passing in 2014.

Blum also indicated his support for Medicare reimbursement for physician-patient end-of-life discussions and allowing nurse practitioners and physicians assistants to play a larger role in hospice services.

This is a FABULOUS example of how to host a site visit, engage your legislator on the issues, and get the word out via local press coverage! Kudos to Mercy Medical Center, House of Mercy, and Rep. Blum!

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