Media Statement

CA Hospitals: “No One Should Ever Be Afraid to Seek Care Because They Fear Deportation”

SACRAMENTO (June 21, 2019) —“Caring for the sick and healing the injured is a mission that does not consider the immigration status of those who need help,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “This principle is core to the mission of California’s hospitals. We are and will always remain a safe haven for those who need our care and will never ask a person’s immigration status. There is a special trust between patients and those who care for them. Our doors are always open and no one should ever be afraid to seek care because they fear deportation.”