Excerpt from Chapter 5

Did you ever think you would one day find yourself sitting before a legislative committee testifying on a piece of legislation? It's great that you are!

It is important that you testify because you are uniquely qualified to provide the health care perspective on issues of importance. As you prepare, here are a few words of encouragement.

First, remember that your work in the health care field gives you information and experiences that most legislators will not have. They will look to you to provide that expertise on the subject matter.

Second, your background also gives you the “real-life” perspective of how legislation will impact you, your hospital and the delivery of health care in your community. Legislators need to hear the personal stories that only you can provide….