Health System Alliance of Arizona Statement Regarding Governor Ducey's Executive Order
Statement from the Health System Alliance of Arizona Regarding Governor Ducey's Executive Order
Phoenix, AZ-- The Health System Alliance of Arizona issued the following statement regarding Governor Ducey's Executive Order:
"As we have witnessed this past year, the spread of the COVID-19 virus fluctuates drastically, and we are still learning about new variants. A downward trend is not synonymous with the elimination of the virus.
"Now is not the time to become complacent and declare victory when the virus is still prominent throughout our community.
"COVID-19 mitigation strategies work. Arizona would not be in the position it is in right now without the combination of reduced business capacity, mask mandates, and social distancing requirements. We urge Arizonans to continue to follow CDC guidelines to reduce community spread and alleviate the additional burden on our health care delivery system."
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.