For Immediate Release
January 8, 2021
Contact: Brian Reardon
Statement by Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM, President and CEO, Catholic Health Association of the United States
“Today, the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) sent a letter to President-elect Biden and his transition team outlining policies and recommendations to consider as the country’s health care agenda is established.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is placing extraordinary pressure on families and communities across the country and our members are striving daily to meet their needs during these unprecedented times. As we continue to address the public health crisis before us, it will take a highly coordinated federal response to bring the virus under control and stabilize our nation’s health care delivery system. We recognize and welcome the fact that the Administration will be highly focused on advancing public health and economic policies to address the pandemic.
“As they prioritize COVID-19, the Administration will also need to tackle other challenges to best serve the American public. This includes expanding affordable and accessible health care coverage and confronting systemic racism in our country by achieving health equity and strengthening the health and social safety net.
“We look forward to working closely with the incoming Administration’s health care team, lending our assistance toward achieving many of our shared goals.”
CHA’s letter to the Administration can be found here.
» Download a PDF of the statement
The Catholic Health Association of the United States is the national leadership organization of the Catholic health ministry, representing the largest nonprofit provider of health care services in the nation.
- 1 in 7 patients in the U.S. is cared for in a Catholic hospital each day.
- Catholic health care, which includes more than 2,200 hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, systems, sponsors, and related organizations, serves the full continuum of health care across our nation.