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AdvaMed Commends Administration’s Announcement on Elective Surgeries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker released the following statement:

“We appreciate the President’s announcement tonight of a plan that would safely allow elective surgeries to resume. The term ‘elective surgeries’ implies they’re procedures patients choose to have, but in reality means surgeries or procedures that are ‘scheduled,’ are important to the patient’s health, and must often be performed. As the plan is implemented, we must ensure that patients who need life-saving care can receive it. We thank the White House task force for working with AdvaMed, our member companies who manufacture these crucial surgical technologies, and the health care professionals who helped make the case that we need to work responsibly to get these patients the care they need.”


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