The AHA today submitted a statement to the House Homeland Security Committee for a field hearing on emergency preparedness and lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey. The statement focuses on lessons learned by hospitals during the massive 2017 storm, which made landfall near Houston last August, and priorities for future investment as Congress prepares to reauthorize the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act by Oct. 1. “Throughout the storm and its aftermath, the women and men of Houston’s hospitals tended to their patients and provided care, even when their own families were being ravaged by the storm…These hospital heroes saved lives under the most difficult circumstances. We are incredibly proud of the women and men that provided care for those in need before, during and after Hurricane Harvey.”  

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