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Arizona healthcare providers call for help

Arizona hospitals plea: our ability to provide safe care is in jeopardy.

As COVID-19 cases increased throughout the state and Arizona hospitals encountered a sharp increase in critically ill patients seeking care over the Christmas and New Year holidays, healthcare leaders throughout the state issued a plea for help. “The Arizona health system is teetering on the edge of a crisis,” the letter begins.

The letter, signed by more than 20 hospitals throughout Arizona, explains how residents and visitors alike can help healthcare workers who are stretched thin. Read the letter below in English and Spanish and visit for more information.