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Statement from the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

AzHHA applauds Governor Ducey for providing funding to hospitals which will help pay for critical resources and bonus pay for employees. 

For Immediate Release │ November 18, 2020

Media Contact: Holly Ward │602-445-4327 │[email protected]


PHOENIX — Thank you, Governor Ducey, for recognizing the critical need to secure healthcare staffing to care for our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We applaud today’s announcement of the $25 million that will be directed to hospitals to pay for critical resources and bonus pay for employees.

Having been through a surge in COVID-19 cases over the summer when hospital beds were stretched to near capacity and our healthcare heroes were pushed to their emotional and physical limits, we are optimistic this funding will help Arizona hospitals shore up the staff needed to care for our family, friends and loved ones in the coming months.

As members of this community and residents of this state we continue to stress the importance of wearing a mask when outside of your home and when you are not able to be at least six feet distance from others. We all have a responsibility to be a good neighbor and protect ourselves and those around us. Mask Up Arizona, stay healthy and enjoy this holiday season safely.


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About the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

AzHHA is the association giving Arizona hospitals a voice to collectively build better healthcare and health for Arizonans. As the champion for healthcare leadership in Arizona, AzHHA and its member hospitals explore ideas and take collaborative action at the state capitol, in hospitals and at home to attain the best healthcare outcomes for Arizonans. Through Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs, we will make Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation. Visit for more information.