March 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Smiths Medical in Keene, Highlights Importance of Supporting Innovative Businesses & Ensuring All Hard-Working Granite Staters Have Quality, Affordable Health Care

KEENE – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Smiths Medical, where she toured the facility, held a town hall with employees, and emphasized the importance of supporting innovative businesses and ensuring that all hard-working Granite Staters have quality, affordable health care.


“Innovative businesses like Smiths Medical are helping to boost our economy in New Hampshire, while also ensuring that Granite Staters have the medical devices and products they need to lead healthy, productive lives,” Senator Hassan said. “In the Senate, I’m working to ensure that all of our hard-working people have quality, affordable health care to help them thrive, and I look forward to continue working with Smiths Medical to make that vision a reality.”


“At Smiths Medical, we are passionate about improving and saving the lives of patients through high quality, innovative medical devices and services,” said Howard Jones, Director of Operations at Smiths Medical’s Keene, New Hampshire facility. “We are thankful for Senator Hassan’s commitment to supporting businesses like ours, and are proud to work with her to help people in New Hampshire and across the country have the solutions and support they need to be healthy and successful.”


Smiths Medical is a leading manufacturer of specialized medical devices and equipment for global markets, focusing on medication delivery, vital care and safety device market segments. The company’s facility in Keene employs nearly 380 employees.


As part of her efforts to support innovative businesses, Senator Hassan recently introduced the Gateway to Careers Act to expand economic opportunity for Granite Staters and Americans and ensure that innovative businesses have the strong workforce they need to succeed. Senator Hassan has cosponsored the Medical Device Access and Innovation Protection Act to repeal the medical device tax, and voted for the Continuing Resolution in January of these year, which suspended the medical device tax for two years.