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By Sarah Baldwin - bio | email

August 20, 2008

CAIRO, GA (WALB) - While Congress in on their 5-week recess from Washington, one local representative is keeping busy.    Congressman Sanford Bishop's visit to Grady General hospital in just one stop amidst a tightly packed schedule during his time away from Washington.  "This is a part of our district work period. It's not a 5-week vacation, its actually an opportunity for us to come back and spend the month of August actually listening to and interacting with our constituents," said Bishop.

"He's coming to visit one of the local hospitals in his district we're excited to see him today and have the opportunity to talk about healthcare issues that effect not just Grady General but other hospitals within the Archbold system," said Perry Mustian, President of Archbold Medical Center.  Bishop took a tour of Grady General and noted the improvements being made here.

This stop was perhaps one of the most relevant he'll make in the next several weeks.  "Healthcare is one of the seriously prominent issues on the agenda here in south Georgia," said Bishop. And hospital administrators took the opportunity to talk to their representative about their biggest concerns.  Mustian said, "We want to talk to him about some larger issues about reimbursement for medicare programs, and some things that may concern us about potential cuts in the future in healthcare reimbursement."

Bishop commented, "Fortunately before we left to come home, one of the things we were able to do was pass legislation that would actually stop the 10% reduction in reimbursement rates that was set to go into effect."   Bishop says when he returns to Washington in September, he'll return better informed and prepared serve the people who sent him there.

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