The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) remembers Former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, who passed on December 19, 2021. Mr. Isakson served 17 years in the Georgia Legislature before serving in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate as a member of the Republican Party. Having devoted more than four decades to Georgia political life, Senator Isakson was known as a consensus-builder in Congress, who prioritized the lives of his constituents in areas including veterans’ issues, disaster relief efforts, and health care. Notably, in 2017 Senator Isakson co-authored and co-introduced the Patient Choice and Quality Care Act, bipartisan legislation that empowered the choices of individuals with advanced illness.
“NPHI remembers Senator Isakson with great appreciation and admiration,” said NPHI CEO Tom Koutsoumpas. “His work to introduce the Patient Choice and Quality Care Act – legislation that set out to ensure individuals with advanced illness and their families receive high-quality, comprehensive care – aligns wholeheartedly with NPHI’s advocacy efforts. I admire his push for end-of-life care planning, and of course his utmost dedication to his state and country. To this point, we honor his decades of service, bipartisan cooperation, and ability to advance person-centered care for all Americans.”
“On behalf of the NPHI membership and staff, we extend our deepest condolences to the entire Isakson family.”