(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E742]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                       HONORING MR. DANIEL SISTO


                           HON. PETER T. KING

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. KING of New York. Mr. Speaker, on behalf of myself and members of 
the New York delegation, Mr. Bishop, Ms. Clarke, Ms. Collins, Mr. 
Crowley, Mr. Engel, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Grimm, Mr. Hanna, Mr. Higgins, Mr. 
Israel, Mr. Jeffries, Ms. Lowey, Mr. Maffei, Ms. Maloney, Mr. Maloney, 
Ms. McCarthy, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Meng, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Owens, Mr. Rangel, 
Mr. Reed, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Tonko, and Ms. Velazquez, I 
would like to recognize Daniel Sisto of The Healthcare Association of 
New York State (HANYS) for his many years of outstanding service to the 
cause of advancing health care delivery and improving the health of all 
New Yorkers.
   Mr. Sisto is one of the nation's leading experts on health care 
public policy. Over the course of his nearly three decades as President 
of HANYS he has worked tirelessly to advance positive change in health 
care and achieve fairness and balance in resolving essential health 
policy issues. Because of his leadership, Mr. Sisto has helped 
establish HANYS as a valued, trusted voice on health policy matters in 
Washington, D.C., and in New York State.
   Mr. Sisto has never been satisfied with the status quo. Recognizing 
the need to improve the health care delivery system to ensure 
efficient, high-quality care for all New Yorkers, he embraced patient-
centered delivery system reform, worked to expand coverage, and has 
positioned HANYS as a leader in guiding quality improvement initiatives 
at hospitals and health systems across the state.
   Under Mr. Sisto's guidance, HANYS has worked with hospitals, nursing 
homes, and other health care provider organizations in collaboratives, 
including the New York State Partnership for Patients, sharing best 
practices and facilitating the widespread adoption of proven clinical 
protocols to improve care delivery for all New Yorkers.
   Mr. Sisto began his career in health care advocacy on Long Island, 
New York, as the Executive Vice President of the Nassau-Suffolk 
Hospital Council and former Deputy Director of the Nassau-Suffolk 
Health Systems Agency. Mr. Sisto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in 
Management and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing 
from St. John's University.
   During his nearly three decades of distinguished work in health 
care, Mr. Sisto has repeatedly proven himself to be one of New York 
State's most respected advocates and health care leaders and we, as New 
York's Delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, wish him health 
and happiness in his retirement.