Griffin Home Health Care Pres. Named to N.C. Aging Council
Bill Griffin selected to help make recommendations on state health policy for North Carolina’s elderly.
- By David Kopf
- Jun 20, 2013
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed William “Bill” Griffin, president of full-service HME provider Griffin Home Health Care Inc. to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging (http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/gacmis.htm).
The 33-member panel serves the governor and helps shape public policy for the state by making recommendations to the Governor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services that are aimed at improving human services to the elderly. Griffin will serve a four-year term effective July 1.
In addition to making recommendations on health for older patients, the council:
- Studies ways and means of promoting public understanding of the problems of the aging, and considers the need for new State programs in the field of aging.
- Advises the state HHS on the preparation of plans that outline the quality, extent and scope of health services that are either being provided, or will be provided, to North Carolina’s elderly.
- Studies the programs of all the state agencies that provide services for elderly persons and advise the Governor and the HHS Secretary on the coordination of program to prevent duplication and overlapping of such services.
- Advises the Governor and the HHS Secretary upon any matter which the Governor and the Secretary may refer to it.
“Being selected to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging is a tremendous honor and privilege,” Griffin said. “In providing medical equipment and supplies to patients for thirty years, I am very passionate about ensuring patients, including the elderly, have access to whatever services they need for a quality life.”
David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.