Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

MHA Statement on Curtailing Certain Elective Procedures from President & CEO Steve Walsh

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“Since the beginning of the pandemic, our healthcare system has had to adapt to a constantly changing landscape to ensure we are providing the best possible care within every community. 

Our providers have become stretched yet again by an influx of COVID-positive patients, but they have also worked tirelessly to avoid the large-scale closure of services that was necessary last spring. As each hospital makes its own adjustments based on bed capacity and care demand, we urge every patient to remain engaged with their care team, to seek care when they need it, and to help our system by following public health measures. Hospitals are here for you, as they have been throughout this crisis.”