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Statement on Confirmation of Health and Human Services Secretary


Statement attributable to:
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH
President and CEO
America’s Essential Hospitals

WASHINGTON—America’s Essential Hospitals congratulates Tom Price, MD, for his confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Secretary Price has an extensive clinical, administrative, and academic background in health care and long experience as a legislator. He was shaped in part by his earlier work caring for low-income and other vulnerable people at an essential hospital—institutions that fill a safety-net role, provide lifesaving services to all, and drive economic activity throughout communities.

As Congress and the administration move toward significant changes to our nation’s health care system, we look forward to working with Secretary Price to ensure essential hospitals can sustain their commitment to disadvantaged people and underserved communities.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals
America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.

Our nearly 300 members are vital to their communities, providing primary care through trauma care, disaster response, health professional training, research, public health programs, and other services. They innovate and adapt to lead the broader health care community toward more effective and efficient care.

Carl Graziano


About the Author

Graziano is senior director of communications for America's Essential Hospitals.

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