March 25, 2021

Statement From Florida Hospital Association President and CEO Mary Mayhew on the Florida House's Recommended Budget for Health Care

"In the midst of a pandemic, a half-billion-dollar budget cut to hospitals is a gut punch to the doctors, nurses and health care heroes who risked their lives responding to this crisis. It is simply beyond belief that during a public health emergency, some state lawmakers chose to balance the budget by cutting funding that serves the elderly, disabled, and most vulnerable families in our state. We call upon our state leaders to use a small portion of the $10 billion in new federal COVID-19 relief money to help Florida's hospitals and the patients they serve."

Today at 2 pm (EDT), FHA President and CEO Mary Mayhew will be hosting a media call to answer questions related to the Senate and House's recommended budgets for health care. Please see the call-in information below.


Media Call-In: Phone Number: 888-392-4564, Code: 3595876#




About the Florida Hospital Association
Founded in 1927, the Florida Hospital Association is the leading voice for health care in the State of Florida. Through representation and advocacy, education and informational services, the Florida Hospital Association supports the mission of over 200 hospitals and health care systems to provide the highest quality of care to the patients we serve. Led by President and CEO Mary Mayhew, the Florida Hospital Association has offices in Tallahassee and Orlando and is governed by a Board of Trustees and officers elected by the member institutions. For more information, visit