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HANYS presents 2019 Distinguished Service Award to Kemp Hannon

From left: Bea Grause, president, HANYS, HANYS’ 2019 Distinguished Service Award honoree Sen. Kemp Hannon and Kevin Dahill, president and CEO, Suburban Hospital Alliance of New York State. From left: Bea Grause, president, HANYS, HANYS’ 2019 Distinguished Service Award honoree Sen. Kemp Hannon and Kevin Dahill, president and CEO, Suburban Hospital Alliance of New York State.

HANYS presented its 2019 Distinguished Service Award to Kemp Hannon, former chair of the New York State Senate Health Committee and New York state senator, at its annual awards luncheon on June 20.   

A tireless advocate of improving the delivery of healthcare for all residents in New York, Sen. Hannon chaired the New York State Senate Health Committee for 23 of his 29 years in the Senate and served an additional 13 years as a member of the New York State Assembly.

Sen. Hannon is regarded as the spearheading force behind many major healthcare initiatives in New York, including the original Health Care Reform Act and its subsequent reauthorizations and the development of New York’s Assisted Living Program. He has negotiated numerous healthcare provisions in state budgets and his determination helped to move the state to enact and/or improve popular health programs that provide health coverage for children and adults; coverage for autism, prostate and breast cancer screenings; and drug coverage for seniors. Sen. Hannon has also been a champion of early intervention efforts in healthcare.

Learn more about HANYS’ recognition of Sen. Hannon in our press release.

Published June 21, 2019