The American Hospital Association said it has awarded Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) honorary lifetime membership for his "outstanding contribution to America's hospitals and the people they serve." Grassley, vice chairman of the House-Senate Medicare reform committee, has worked to increase Medicare payments to rural hospitals. He also opposes reductions in future payment updates for all hospitals under the House Medicare bill. The AHA also presented its Award of Honor to Steven Schroeder, former president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The foundation is the largest philanthropy exclusively devoted to health and healthcare in the U.S. -- by Jeff Tieman
AHA honors senator, former philanthropy chief
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