WASHINGTON D.C. – This morning, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, questioned Indiana University Health System President and CEO Daniel Evans, about the importance of leadership in a large, multi-billion dollar organization, during the committee’s hearing titled ‘An Evaluation of Private Sector Best Practices and the VA Health Care System’.
In the exchange, Evans said, “If I went to a meeting and the word patient wasn’t mentioned in the first five minutes, I just assumed I was at the wrong meeting…So you have to engage people in the core work and if the boss isn’t engaged in the core work then it’s never going to happen.”
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Walorski was appointed by Speaker Boehner to the VA conference committee to resolve the differences between the House and Senate veterans affairs legislation. Walorski co-sponsored H.R. 4031 and H.R. 4810 in the House of Representatives to address widespread problems currently plaguing the VA.