• BGR Government Affairs has brought on David Boyer as a vice president and co-director of the shop’s health care practice. Previously, Boyer was senior director of federal affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America where he lobbied Senate Republicans.
• Elizabeth Ward, a budget policy officer for the D.C. Department of Health Care Finance, has joined the Federation of American Hospitals as vice president for health finance, a new position.
American flags decorate the hood of an antique Ford car in the 4th of July Parade in Ripley, W. Va., on July 4, 2014. The parade is billed as "the USA's largest small town Independence Day Celebration."