STATEMENT FROM THE HEALTH SYSTEM ALLIANCE OF ARIZONA REGARDING GOVERNOR DUCEY’S “STAY AT HOME” ORDER
Phoenix, AZ- The Health System Alliance of Arizona Board of Directors and membership issued the following statement in response to Governor Doug Ducey’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order:
“We thank Governor Doug Ducey and Dr. Cara Christ for protecting health care workers and patients as we manage the COVID-19 response effort in the state. Hospitals are on the front lines of caring for patients and have emergency plans in place to prepare for a surge in patient care. By issuing the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” order, we can help slow down the spread of COVID-19 and prevent a situation where our health care systems are overwhelmed with patients. We are committed to doing our part to ensure our health care facilities continue to provide excellent care for Arizona families. We look forward to continuing to work with Governor Ducey and state leaders to get more personal protective equipment and testing kits to Arizona.”
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.