FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2021
Dr. Jack Lewin, Chairman of the Board, NCHC: (202) 262-6601
Shawn Martin, Interim CEO: (202) 258-2021
NCHC ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF
PRESIDENT JOHN ROTHER
Rother’s innumerable contributions to NCHC and the broader health care policy community will be recognized for years to come.
Washington, D.C., March 29 – Today, the National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC), the longest-running alliance of leading health care provider, purchaser, payer and consumer organizations, announced the retirement of its long-time President, John Rother, after many years of dedicated service to the organization, its members, and the national health care policy community.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are enormously grateful for John’s leadership and innumerable contributions to the Coalition,” said Dr. Jack Lewin, Chairman of the NCHC Board of Directors. “We thank John for his service and wish him well in retirement.” Mr. Shawn Martin, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Family Physicians and NCHC Board Member, will continue to serve as interim CEO of NCHC on a voluntary basis following Mr. Rother’s retirement.
“At a time of rapid change in health care in the U.S. impacting one-fifth of our economy, NCHC and its over 80 participating national organizations representing over 150 million Americans will continue to play a critical role in ensuring quality health care in America. John’s leadership has improved the lives of millions of Americans, and for that we are deeply grateful,” said Lewin.
The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC), the oldest and most diverse group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform, is a 501(c)(3) organization representing more than 80 participating organizations, including medical societies, businesses, unions, health care providers, faith-based associations, pension and health funds, insurers and groups representing consumers, patients, women, minorities and persons with disabilities. Member organizations collectively represent – as employees, members, or congregants – over 150 million Americans.