Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

Statement from MHA President & CEO Steve Walsh on the Lifting of the COVID-19 State of Emergency

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“The lifting of the state of emergency is a huge milestone for the commonwealth, especially for the caregivers who have shown remarkable compassion, bravery, and resilience in the battle against COVID-19. Today, MHA and our members celebrate and thank these caregivers for all they have done for their communities over the last 462 days. Likewise, we thank every Massachusetts community member for their diligence in following public health guidance, even when it meant missing out on some of the things that they love most.”

“At this pivotal moment for the healthcare community, we have an opportunity to look ahead on behalf of our patients. We must embrace the lessons in collaboration and innovation that were instilled during pandemic, as we work to address the behavioral health epidemic, support our workforce, and ensure the long-term stability of our healthcare organizations.”