RECOGNIZING JOANNE LANE FOR HER ACHIEVEMENTS AS A UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION DIVERSE SCHOLAR
(Extensions of Remarks - June 26, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1142]
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    RECOGNIZING JOANNE LANE FOR HER ACHIEVEMENTS AS A UNITED HEALTH 
                       FOUNDATION DIVERSE SCHOLAR

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                            HON. ADAM SMITH

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 26, 2012

  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor Joanne Lane for 
her achievements and for being named a United Health Foundation Diverse 
Scholar.
  As a student in Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology at Tacoma Community 
College, it is evident that Joanne is dedicated to her education in the 
health care field and to improving the quality of care patients 
receive. She is learning how best to learn and carefully meet 
individual patients' emotional, physical, and cultural needs. Joanne 
has shown great enthusiasm toward offering patients the best medical 
treatment regardless of their gender, race, religion, sexual 
orientation, or income, and she will undoubtedly apply these beliefs as 
she prepares to begin her career.
  Joanne has used the United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars 
Initiative to devote her time to her rigorous course work. She has 
learned new skills through interactions with a variety of people and 
has gained a new appreciation for people from different backgrounds. In 
an ever-changing field, Joanne's adaptability gives her the skills to 
learn continuously evolving methods for helping her future patients.
  The United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Initiative helps 
increase the number of students from multicultural backgrounds in 
higher education working towards degrees and careers in the health care 
sector. Since 2007, more than $3.5 million in scholarship funds have 
been awarded to high-achieving and promising students. Students like 
Joanne will help to increase cultural relevance in health care and 
improve the care of all patients, including those from underrepresented 
populations.
   Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I recognize Joanne Lane. 
Her dedication to patient care will undoubtedly lead her to great 
success in her career and to the improved wellbeing of her community 
and all of those who call it home.

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