Hospital CEOs urge Michigan leaders to enact COVID-19 mandates

” We hold these views because of what we have actually found out in our health centers and businesses: the disciplined usage of COVID-19 security practices plainly works to decrease viral spread,” the leaders said. “And we hold these views because the evidence strongly recommends– both in Michigan and the other states/countries in which a lot of us operate– that without such clear requirements, people have a hard time to band together to effectively manage viral spread.”.
Medical facility CEOs who signed the letter include:.

Ed Ness, president and CEO of Munson Healthcare in Traverse City.
Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.
John Fox, president and CEO of Beaumont Health in Southfield.
Wright Lassiter, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
Brian Peters, CEO of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.
Nancy Schlichting, retired CEO of Henry Ford Health System.

Morgan Haefner –
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

A group of health center CEOs, along with executives from Michigans universities and companies, penned an open letter to chosen officials asking to attend to surging COVID-19 cases with government-led requireds.

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Access the complete letter here.

The Oct. 21 letter said COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Michigan are steeply rising, with average cases as much as 1,803 a day and hospitalizations as much as 898, as of Oct. 18. The leaders noted while deaths are lower now than at the start of the pandemic, that metric is beginning to tick up too.

The letter prompts state authorities to have “complete unity of function and a strong collective action” and execute “clearly defined necessary standards which govern mask usage, work environment practices, public gatherings and certain social activities.”.

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