January 21, 2015
Statement from HANYS President Dennis P. Whalen on the Executive Budget
Governor Cuomo's budget is a tremendous power boost to the transformation underway by hospitals and health systems across New York State. The much-needed investments in significant restructuring funding for essential providers and other smart Medicaid decisions create the opportunity to achieve even higher levels of quality and efficient care. These investments also recognize the critical economic infrastructure and job creation provided by our hospitals and health systems. We thank the Governor for acknowledging the critical role our hospitals play and supporting healthcare staff responding to Ebola and other public health crises. We look forward to continued conversations with the Governor and Legislature to ensure that our healthcare providers have the resources and flexibilities needed for the unprecedented reform underway.
Associate Director, Public and Media Relations
The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York State, representing 500 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other health care organizations.