Government Relations

Promoting healthcare advocacy and developing partnerships at all levels of government.
At Mountain Health Network, caring for people is at the heart of everything we do. We consider it our mission to improve your health and well-being so you can live your best life. And we know this work goes beyond the walls of our hospitals and physician offices. Promoting wellness and helping people reach their full potential requires us to bring attention to the issues and challenges facing our patients, caregivers and communities.

The Mountain Health Network advocacy team serves as the health system’s primary point of contact with state and federal legislators, government agencies and advocacy organizations to help shape policy as it is being created and to ensure laws and regulations implemented best serve our patients and communities. We use the expertise of our healthcare leaders, physicians, providers and staff to help communicate the vision and mission of Mountain Health Network, as well as the full spectrum of the services we provide and our economic impact on the communities we serve.

We’re honored to work with community leaders, government agencies, advocacy groups and others on your behalf. Our sole focus is on identifying and advocating for policies that improve our communities and support the health of all.

Among our top priorities are:

  • Community health improvement
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Healthcare quality and transparency
  • Patient and family health and safety
  • Support for our healthcare providers
  • Social determinants of health
  • Economic development
  • Providing opportunities for the community to engage in advocacy

Your Voice Matters 
One way you can advocate for healthcare-related issues that are important to you is to express your opinions to elected officials. Your voice is a vitally important piece of our work. Contact information for federal, state and local elected officials is available on the government website.

Your Vote Counts
Voting gives you a powerful voice you can use to make your priorities known. As you prepare to vote, you can turn to this site for details about upcoming elections and ballot issues. We provide information and links to reliable, unbiased content. It may help you make informed decisions on issues that impact health care and your community.

Register to Vote
Rules for registering to vote vary by state. You may be able to register at various in-person locations, or in many instances, online or by mail. For more information about registering, visit the website of your state’s Secretary of State office.

Helpful Links
These organizations may provide helpful information on topics and issues important to the healthcare industry.

The American Hospital Association is a national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals and health care networks.

The Children’s Hospital Association represents more than 220 children’s hospitals in the U.S. It works to build awareness of children’s health care needs, improve the health care system for kids and help reduce health care costs.

The West Virginia Hospital Association represents the interests of West Virginia Hospitals. It works with the hospitals to help them provide high-quality, cost-effective care for all.

VOTE411 is a nonpartisan organization that provides a variety of national and state-specific election information.

Contact Us
To contact us by phone, please call 304.526.4028 or email at abby.reale@mhnetwork.org.