Kosierowski named to Healthcare Power 100 List

Honored for work on COVID task force

State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, has been named to the “Pennsylvania Healthcare Power 100” by City & State PA, a news firm covering state and local government and politics in Pennsylvania.

“It’s an honor to join the ranks of so many incredible people on this list,” Kosierowski said. “Our intention from the beginning has been to aid residents across the commonwealth in obtaining the most transparent and timely information about the vaccines while facing challenges like vaccine supply and vaccination options.” 

Kosierowski shares the 36th spot on the publication’s list with fellow COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force members state Sens. Ryan Aument, Art Haywood and Tim O’Neal. 

Appointed to the task force by the Wolf administration in February, Kosierowski explained that she and her colleagues collaborated and worked diligently from their first meeting with the immediate goal of streamlining the commonwealth’s vaccination efforts. 

“I believe that the task force was a key component to slowing the deadly impact of this pandemic, as it added in the fostering of collaboration between policymakers, central to getting the vaccine rollout moving in a positive direction,” Kosierowski said. “We’re now at a more than 60% vaccination rate here in Pennsylvania, proof that a lot can be accomplished when we work together in a nonpartisan way.”

The COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force is comprised of the following: co-chairs Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Randy Padfield, state Sen. Art Haywood from the PA Senate Democratic Caucus, state Sen. Ryan Aument from the PA Senate Republican Caucus and state Rep. Tim O’Neal from the PA House Republican Caucus.