FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DHA Statement on Governor John Carney’s Vaccination Announcement
(DOVER, DE – August 12, 2021) The Delaware Healthcare Association’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Smith, issued the following statement after Governor John Carney and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ announcement regarding vaccination at health care facilities.
“The Delaware Healthcare Association joins Governor John Carney in strongly supporting COVID-19 vaccination as the best way to reduce and ultimately control the pandemic. We strongly encourage all to join the hundreds of thousands of Delawareans and hundreds of millions of Americans who have received a vaccine to protect themselves and our neighbors from the COVID-19 virus.
Our members continue to assess their local needs and environments with regard to vaccine strategy for their employees. Some members have adopted policies of mandated workforce vaccination. Other members have implemented initiatives designed to maximize workforce vaccination and increase the number of employees who will ultimately receive both doses of an approved vaccine. DHA supports all of our members and their deliberative processes. All are creating policies that optimize patient and employee safety, while considering local circumstances and environment.
Every Delawarean can rest assured that every Delaware hospital continues to present a safe and caring healing environment.”
About the Delaware Healthcare Association
The Delaware Healthcare Association (DHA) was formed in 1967 to assist Delaware hospitals in working on issues concerning health care and the hospital industry. DHA is a statewide trade and membership services organization that serves as a leader in the promotion of effective change in health services through collaboration and consensus building on health care issues at the State and Federal levels. DHA’s vision is to be the leading and respected voice for hospitals and health care delivery systems in Delaware working together to deliver compassionate, accessible, high quality, financially sustainable health care to the patients and communities they serve. DHA’s mission is to provide policy and advocacy leadership in creating an excellent environment for enabling every Delawarean to be as healthy as they can be.