HFAM Responds to Key Bridge Tragedy

The following statement can be attributed to Joseph DeMattos, President and CEO of HFAM:

The Health Facilities Association of Maryland is profoundly saddened by the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the early hours of this morning. On behalf of the entire Maryland long-term and post-acute care provider community, we extend our sympathy, support, and solidarity to all those impacted by this devastating event.

Our thoughts are with each individual and family impacted by this tragedy. We are immensely grateful for the tireless efforts of the first responders who are bravely engaged in search and rescue operations and the healthcare workers who are compassionately caring for those in need.

This tragedy will leave lasting impacts on the families who have lost loved ones, as well as the surrounding communities, residents, and businesses. In these trying times, it is crucial that we come together to offer support and assistance to one another. While it will take time to rebuild and recover, collectively we will emerge stronger than before.

Our hearts are with all those affected by this incident.

About HFAM

Founded in 1948, HFAM is the oldest long-term and post-acute care association in Maryland. HFAM is affiliated with the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the largest long-term care provider association in the United States. HFAM members offer assisted living, post-acute, rehabilitation, long-term care, and ancillary services. Skilled nursing members provide nearly 3 million days of care across all payer sources annually, including approximately 2 million days of Medicaid care.