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Like good schools, safe streets, and good jobs - strong hospitals are vital to the quality of life of Connecticut’s communities.
Across the state, Connecticut's hospitals care for their communities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our hospitals serve as the safety net for all residents, treating and caring for everyone regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
Top priorities for Connecticut hospitals are:
- Improving the health of Connecticut residents by supporting vital public health initiatives.
- Enhancing the quality of care and patient safety through partnerships, education and training, safety collaboratives, and data analysis that promote and cultivate a culture of safety and continuous quality improvement.
- Ensuring access to coverage and care, including resolving issues related to over-utilization and overcrowding of emergency rooms given a lack of primary and preventive care services.
- Securing fair and adequate reimbursement that addresses hospitals' significant financial losses due to government not paying the full cost of care.
- Building a strong workforce to mitigate the impact of severe and growing shortages of vital healthcare professionals at a time when the growing elderly population is increasing the demand for services.
Sending messages to our lawmakers about issues of importance to hospitals is central to CHA's advocacy efforts.