Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced bipartisan legislation to make a technical correction to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) program that supports the training of nurses and other allied health professionals at hospital-based nursing schools across the country.
“The need for a strong and highly educated nursing and allied health workforce has never been greater. Our amazing students at Methodist College will be the nurses and healthcare workers of tomorrow who help fill this workforce gap so organizations like UnityPoint Health can continue to deliver outstanding care to the community. Restoring CMS funding to previous levels is critical for hospital-based nursing and allied health colleges to continue to provide highly educated healthcare professionals for our community and beyond. Methodist College and UnityPoint Health fully support this bill,” added Tracy Poelvoorde, PhD, RN, Interim Chancellor at Methodist College in Peoria, Illinois.