06.26.20

Peters Receives Special Recognition Award from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association

DETROIT, MI — U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today received a Special Recognition Award from the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) for his dedication to ensuring that all Michiganders can access quality, affordable health care and leadership during the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Now more than ever, it is critical that health care professionals serving in hospitals, nursing homes and community health centers in every corner of our state have the resources needed to do their jobs safely and effectively,” said Senator Peters. “I am honored to receive this special recognition from the dedicated team at the MHA. I look forward to continuing to work with them to not only make quality health care more accessible for all Michiganders, but to also ensure that every frontline health care worker is provided with personal protective equipment and compensation for the duration of this crisis.”

“The MHA and its member hospitals have appreciated Sen. Peters’ support of healthcare throughout his career in public service,” said Brian Peters, CEO, Michigan Health and Hospital Association. “His assistance in securing funding during the novel coronavirus pandemic has been especially valued, as healthcare providers face challenges they’ve never seen before.”

Since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, Peters has led numerous efforts to support hospitals and health care workers across Michigan. Earlier this week, Peters called for increased oversight to ensure frontline health care centers in Michigan and across the country are receiving the federal help they need by unveiling a new report detailing the Trump Administration’s failure to quickly distribute $175 billion in Coronavirus relief funds to hospitals. In addition, Peters last month announced support from various Michigan health care advocacy groups for his Heroes Fund proposal, which would provide all essential workers a raise through the end of 2020. Last month, Peters also helped secure $315 million for 37 community health care centers across the state to expand their coronavirus testing operations. Furthermore, Peters recently introduced two bills to address vulnerabilities in the medical supply chain and increase capacity for domestic advanced manufacturing of critical drugs and medical devices in the United States.

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