It is with sadness that we wish farewell and good luck to Hanh Kim Quach, as she moves on to other career opportunities.
Over the last several years, she has served as our policy coordinator, researching and writing many of our reports, fact sheets, analyses, and E-mail updates. Readers of this Health Access WeBlog know she has also been my co-blogger, chronicling the inner workings of the Capitol, and highlighting the interesting news on health policy and politics from around the web and the world.
Today is her last day here, both on the blog and with Health Access, as she moves across the street into the building, to work in the office of Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, who has been a great ally on health reform even before her election two years ago.
Hanh came to us after many years in journalism around the state of California, working most recently for six year a Capitol Bureau reporter for the Orange County Register, leaving that noble profession just before the recent rounds of downsizing. Her background enabled her to be invaluable in finding information, whether from the web or from her many friends and sources around Sacramento.
We’ll miss her writing skill, her doggedness and willingness to work into the night to get our coalition members information and updates in the most timely manner possible; her innate sense of justice; and her warm and fun presence as part of our family here.
We know our blog readers will miss not just her byline but her style and substance. We are hiring, other staff members have already begun contibuting to this blog, and we have some exciting improvements for this blog and website planned for upcoming months.
But for today, we just want to say thanks for her service, and good luck.