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Gov. Ned Lamont said that the state has received "another small delivery" of PPE from the federal government, including 146,000 surgical masks, as well as a promised 50 ventilators, which "we haven't seen yet."
The system’s seven hospitals and 2,600 doctors serve an area that encompasses about 1.5 million residents.
The donation was made by longtime supporters and benefactors Carol and George Bauer of Wilton.
Pronounced “NEW-vance,” the new system will serve 1.5 million residents across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut and consist of more than 2,600 physicians and 12,000 employees. Projected annual revenues of the system are $2.4 billion.
Among those criticizing aspects of the new governor's plan: Hospitals, accountants, and Republican lawmakers.
“We are committed to upholding the ACA and the support it provides to the residents of our state,” said AHCT CEO James Michel.
“I do wish that society and our citizenry would recognize that for insurance to really work, all of us have to distribute the risk over a large population that includes healthy people, so that everyone can be covered," says Dr. John Murphy.
“We’re fortunate in that the communities we serve like to be a part of us reaching our goals,” said Greenwich Hospital COO Diane Kelly.
“Mr. Ruggles has truly been an invaluable partner in our quest to build a state-of-the-art research program in order to improve the current standards of patient care,” says WCHN President and CEO John Murphy.
If approved by authorities including the FTC, the move will create a new seven-hospital, $2.4 billion enterprise.
The agreement is the latest evidence of a growing trend for players in the health care space: Look for opportunities to join forces, or risk being left behind.
The state's controversial hospital tax and the federal government's elimination of the individual health care mandate bode ill for caregivers and patients alike, says John Murphy.
Facing the loss of millions in dollars and a wave of newly uninsured, hospitals and other providers question their ability to serve patients under the American Health Care Act.
“Is it a cause for hope, concern, or seeing opportunities? Probably all three,” said Joe McGee of The Business Council of Fairfield County.