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Valerie Noblitt advocates for home health legislation in Washington, D.C.

Valerie Noblitt, R.N., director of home care services at Citizens Memorial, represented the Missouri Alliance for Home Care (MAHC) and advocated for home health legislation changes in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 20.

As the MAHC president, Noblitt, along with other MAHC board members, visited with Missouri’s Congressional delegations to discuss important home care issues including support for the Preserving Access to Home Health Act of 2023 (S. 2137 / H.R. 5159).

MAHC board members who traveled to Washington with Noblitt included Vice-President Brad Evans, president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Kansas City; Secretary Peggy Bone, area vice president of skilled care operations for Elara Caring; Treasurer Shonda Young, CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri; and Carol Hudspeth, executive director at Missouri Alliance for Home Care.

The MAHC group met with U.S. Representative Jason Smith, chair of the House Ways & Means Committee; U.S. Senator Josh Hawley; U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer, and team members from the offices of U.S. Senator Eric Schmitt and U.S. Representative Mark Alford.

Noblitt is a registered nurse and has more than 31 years of health care experience. She has worked for CMH for 32 years and has led CMH Home Care Services for 15 years. Noblitt has served on the MAHC board for nine years serving as secretary, vice president, and currently first term as president.

MAHC is Missouri’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home health agencies, home care companies, hospices and private duty companies. MAHC’s mission is to support, promote, and advocate for the home care industry as an integral component of the health care continuum.

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