How do these skills sets translate into helping you and ACEP? Let me give two examples. I’ve served on the Public Relations Committee with Steve Anderson, Ryan Stanton, and others for more than 10 years. I’ve given hundreds of interviews—TV, radio, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Women’s Health, to name a few—promoting the value of emergency medicine and advocating for you and our patients.
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I’ve also been active in the state legislature in regard to tort reform. Texas is largely held as the standard as a result of our work in 2003. But make no mistake—we are constantly under attack by trial lawyers. Last year, I mentioned a case in which a New Mexico patient was treated exclusively in Texas but attempted to change the venue to New Mexico, a plaintiff-friendly venue. I was able to help form a coalition of more than 20 organizations that demonstrated how this case would impact patients’ access to care. As a result of our work in Texas, New Mexico changed its laws to help ensure patient care.
These are of some of the qualities I bring to the ACEP Board—diversity, unique service and experience, dedication, and commitment—and what differentiates me from the other candidates. I appreciate your consideration and ask for your vote so that I can continue to be an advocate for you and our patients and help ACEP “play like a champion today”!