In response to recent concerns on the care provided for America’s wounded soldiers, President Bush, on Tuesday, March 6, signed an Executive Order establishing the Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors.
National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) President and CEO Ed Eckenhoff was chosen to serve on the Commission, which will conduct a comprehensive review of the care America is providing our wounded servicemen and women returning from the battlefield.
Mr. Eckenhoff states, “NRH has honed its skills as one of the finest rehab hospitals in the country—both from a clinical and research perspective. I am excited to be a part of the President’s Commission on the Care for Wounded Soldiers and to apply what we have learned here at NRH to the greater good of treating those with disabilities, particularly our soldiers who have made such tremendous personal sacrifices.”
Mr. Eckenhoff and the six additional members of the Commission will join the Commission Co-Chairs, former Senator and Victory Award®* Honoree Bob Dole and former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, in evaluating existing programs and services and offering suggestions for improvement.
White House Announces Appointment of National Rehabilitation Hospital President and CEO Ed Eckenhoff