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AARP Applauds Designation of Executive Vice President John Rother as AAN Honorary Fellow

November 16, 2010

AARP Media Relations,, 202-434-2560


AARP Applauds Designation of Executive Vice President John Rother as AAN Honorary Fellow

WASHINGTON—AARP CEO A. Barry Rand released a statement following today’s announcement that AARP Executive Vice President John Rother will be designated an American Academy of Nursing honorary fellow. This designation recognizes individuals who have shown an exceptional commitment to promoting policies that support the nursing workforce and strengthen the health care system.

“For years, John Rother has been a powerful voice on behalf of consumers, especially around the issue of health care. He knows that America’s nurses serve on the front lines of our nation’s health care system, and that the foundation of good health care is a 21st century nursing workforce with the right skills to make certain people are getting the right care at the right time, and in the right setting.

“John has worked tirelessly to ensure that AARP members and all Americans get the care they need, delivered by highly-skilled providers. He has emphasized the key role America’s nursing workforce plays in achieving positive health outcomes for patients. His efforts have been instrumental to advancing nursing’s goals, leaving consumers much better off as a result.

“The designation of Honorary Fellow by the AAN further confirms the critical role John has played in shaping our country’s health care. We congratulate him and look forward to many more years of his contributions to helping America achieve better health and better health care.”

For more information on nursing issues and how they impact consumer health care, visit the Center to Champion Nursing in America (, an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social welfare organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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