Health System Alliance of Arizona

Health System Alliance of Arizona Statement Regarding Gov. Ducey Announcement Providing More Resources to Hospitals

Phoenix, AZ–The Health System Alliance of Arizona CEO Brittney Kaufmann released the following statement regarding Governor Ducey’s announcement to provide more resources to Arizona hospitals:

“We appreciate Governor Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services allocating additional resources to the health care delivery system to alleviate the demand on our hospitals and provide additional post-acute beds. These resources will allow us to safely discharge patients to other facilities, creating more capacity in our hospitals and emergency rooms to treat patients in need. These post-acute beds, combined with the additional funding to extend the current AZDHS nursing contracts, will help us significantly as we deal with the current and anticipated COVID-19 surge and patient demand over the coming months.”

“Each day, our hospital and health care workers are on the front lines managing the COVID-19 pandemic and providing patient care, but we need the help of all Arizonans. We all play a role in keeping our community safe and healthy. The best way to combat COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on our hospitals is for individuals to get vaccinated and to get their booster shot now.”