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Each quarter, we feature a Federal Action Network (FAN) member leading the charge on Capitol Hill to protect essential hospitals. This quarter, we spoke with two leaders from University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso, in Texas: Ruben Vogt, MS, assistant administrator for government relations and external communications, and Elisa Hernández, MPH, senior advisor of government relations. Vogt and Hernández work closely with local, state, and federal lawmakers and leaders to ensure high-quality health care for El Paso County residents.  Vogt previously worked for the Texas Senate and in various roles with El Paso County, where he ultimately served as El Paso County Judge. He then went on to work for UMC where he established the hospital’s government relations program. Hernández previously participated in America’s Essential Hospitals’ Government Relations Academy (GRA) during her time as public policy advisor at Parkland Health, in Dallas. She then went on to work with the Dallas Regional Chamber as a managing director of public policy before joining UMC.

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