America's Essential Hospitals

06/25/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/25/2019 15:00

Statement on Signing of All-Hazards Preparedness Legislation


WASHINGTON-We thank President Trump for signing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (PAHPAIA), which will direct more resources to hospitals and other providers on the front lines of disasters and other public health threats.

Essential hospitals, leaders in trauma and burn care, disaster response, and physician training, are vital to the nation's emergency health care infrastructure. They care for all people and often act as first receivers of those affected by public health emergencies.

The Hospital Preparedness Program, under PAHPAIA, provides vital support to help ease the financial pressure that comes with essential hospitals' commitment to mission. Congress and the administration have made a wise investment in the welfare of our nation by supporting this important legislation.

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About America's Essential Hospitals
America's Essential Hospitals is the leading champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the vulnerable. We support our 300 members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education. Communities depend on essential hospitals to provide specialized, lifesaving services; train the health care workforce; advance public health and health equity; and coordinate care. Essential hospitals innovate and adapt to lead the way to more effective and efficient care. Learn more at

Carl Graziano
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