STATEMENT FROM THE HEALTH SYSTEM ALLIANCE OF ARIZONA REGARDING GOVERNOR DUCEY’S ELECTIVE SURGERIES EXECUTIVE ORDER

Phoenix, AZ- The Health System Alliance of Arizona Executive Director Jennifer Carusetta issued the following statement regarding Governor Doug Ducey’s Elective Surgeries Executive Order:

“We appreciate Governor Ducey taking a statewide and thoughtful approach to allow hospitals with adequate resources and personal protective gear to resume elective surgeries. This is an important first step in addressing the financial strain on our hospital systems as we care for COVID-19 patients. We look forward to working with the Arizona Department of Health Services on implementing this new guidance.”

 

About the Health System Alliance of Arizona

The Health System Alliance of Arizona is an advocacy organization that represents the interests of large, integrated health systems across Arizona. Alliance membership includes Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth, Northern Arizona Healthcare and Tenet Healthcare. The members represented in the Alliance have more than 80 acute hospitals and medical facilities across the state and employ more than 50,000 Arizonans encompassing nearly all segments of our healthcare economy including physicians, nurses, emergency care, pharmacy, rehabilitation centers, academic medicine and other ancillary services.

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