FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/10/2013
STATE REP. CHRIS TURNER NAMED "TEXAS WOMEN'S HEALTH CHAMPION"
Turner given award by physicians for his work on women's health
AUSTIN - Yesterday, State Representative Chris Turner received the "Texas Women's Health Champion" Award from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Turner received the award in recognition of his commitment to improving health care and promoting the best health outcomes for women and their newborns.
"The obstetricians and gynecologists who work every day to protect women's health are the ones that deserve recognition," said Turner. "I am glad that I was able to lend my voice during the regular and special sessions to speak out against the attacks on women's health. I look forward to working with ACOG in the future to turn back some of the draconian measures that have become law during the last few sessions, and begin to focus on measures that will protect the health and welfare of women and their children."
“Though the 83rd Legislative Regular and Special Sessions proved to be challenging, Representative Turner stood proud in his support for women and their health care needs,” said R. Moss Hampton, MD, ACOG District XI chair. “We are grateful for the time and energy he spent advocating for women and newborns.”
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG), based in Washington, DC, is the nation's leading group of physicians providing health care for women. ACOG is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization with approximately 55,000 members. ACOG strongly advocates for quality health care for women, maintains the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education of its members, promotes patient education, and increases awareness among its members and the public of the changing issues facing women's health care.
District XI of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) was formed in 2008 and represents Texas as a single-state district of ACOG. District XI has a membership of more than 3,500 physicians and health partners.
District XI advocates for improvements in health care delivery for the women of Texas, offers continuing education opportunities for its members, and promotes awareness of vital health care issues to patients and the public. Its office is based in Austin.