STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF SENIOR VP OF COMMUNICATIONS RICHARD SORIAN
WASHINGTON, D.C.— After a distinguished career of more than 40 years in the Washington health care policy world, 340B Health Senior Vice President of Communications Richard Sorian has announced he is retiring at the end of this year.
Sorian has been reporting on and participating in health policymaking since he started his career in 1980 as an editor of McGraw-Hill’s Washington Report on Medicine & Health. Following more than a decade in journalism, he became a special advisor to then-Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, was the vice president for public policy at the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and served as an HHS assistant secretary for public affairs under President Obama. Prior to joining 340B Health, he directed outreach for the D.C. Health Exchange, headed up the Washington health care practice for FleishmanHillard, and provided strategic communications counsel to AIDS United. He is the author of the 1988 book “The Bitter Pill: Tough Choices in America’s Health Policy.”
The following statement is attributed to 340B Health President and CEO Maureen Testoni:
“The five years that Richard Sorian has served 340B Health cap an accomplished and impressive career in health care journalism, communications, and public service in our nation’s capital. We are enormously grateful for all he has accomplished here. The safety-net hospitals and health systems whom we represent owe a debt of gratitude to him for his great success in advocating on their behalf and telling their patient care stories to elected officials, policy influencers, and the media. We thank Richard for his strong leadership, sage counsel, and steadfast commitment to the cause of serving patients in need throughout the U.S.”
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