AHA Special Bulletin: A Special Message from Rich Umbdenstock Regarding the Haitian Earthquake

Jan. 14, 2010 -- We have all watched with great sorrow the devastation wrought by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. Many of you have contacted the AHA to ask how you can help. Instead of launching a separate relief effort, I would like to encourage hospitals to consider donating via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) or another well-established, private-sector relief organization. To donate time, money, supplies or equipment via USAID, please visit http://www.usaid.gov/locations/latin_america_caribbean/country/haiti/eq/. Inquiries related to donations should be e-mailed to [email protected].

The compassion and generosity of America's hospitals continue to humble and inspire. Thank you for the work you do every day ... for your patients, your communities and your neighbors in great times of need.

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.