31 Aug 340B Informed: 340B Hospitals Resilient as Hurricane Batters Texas and Louisiana
“340B Health, the association of hospitals and health systems in the 340B drug discount program, expresses solidarity with its roughly 50 member hospitals in Texas and Louisiana and their staffs, families, and patients as they cope with the destruction and flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey.
Texas has been hit especially hard by the massive storm, which is now menacing Louisiana.
FEMA says more than 30,000 people in Texas ultimately could need temporary shelter and more than 450,000 are expected to seek disaster assistance due to flooding. The slow-moving storm is dropping a historic amount of rain.
Many families of the staffs of Texas hospitals have been dislocated and will suffer hardships for months or years. The Texas Hospital Association has established a relief fund to help hospital employees who experienced significant property loss or damage. 340B Health is making a $1,000 donation and we encourage all to donate as well. Click here for more information and to donate now.
‘We sincerely hope our Louisiana colleagues are spared the level of destruction experienced in Texas,’ 340B Health said today in an email to its members and associates. ‘We are monitoring the situation and will provide information on how to donate to relief efforts in Louisiana, if necessary.'”