of Rhode Island
The Hospital Association of Rhode Island is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively meeting the health care needs of Rhode Island through advocacy, representation, education and services.
Protect Hospital Employees and Patients
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Urge your legislators to protect hospital employees and patients by enacting a state budget that increases hospital Medicaid payments and funding to care for our most vulnerable citizens.
The State has not increased hospital Medicaid rates since 2013 and some years payments have been reduced. Meanwhile, the cost of providing care is increasing, hospitals are facing uncertainty at the federal level, and the State has set limits on payments from commercial insurers.
Christopher Lehrach, MD, MBA
Hospitals in Rhode Island have a tremendous impact on the economy and communities in our state – totaling more than $7.6 billion in 2015.
Rhode Islanders rely on us to provide high-quality, efficient healthcare; ensure safety during an emergency or disaster; educate people about good health and wellbeing; and provide comfort at the end of life. But residents also turn to hospitals for well-paying, steady employment; purchasing locally-sourced goods and services; and hiring local workers to improve technology and infrastructure. Read More
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