FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON — As advocates for underrepresented people and marginalized communities, essential hospitals play a fundamental role in the democratic process that came under attack last week in the tragic events at the U.S. Capitol.
Those events saddened us and have reinforced our resolve to work for positive change to heal our country by building healthy, economically vibrant, and stable communities. Through their mission of equitable care for all people, our members are important stakeholders in the healing process.
Due to the events of Jan. 6 and discord surrounding the November elections, we have suspended contributions from our Essential Hospitals Political Action Committee to members of Congress who voted against certifying the results of a free and fair election. We will use this time to ensure our criteria for political donations align with our organizational values and commitment to social responsibility and democratic ideals.
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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 most vulnerable. We support our more than 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 essentialhospitals.org.