Public Statement 1/6/21
Earlier this afternoon, members of Congress gathered to certify the results of the Electoral College. The process, which is typically a formality, has been a target of President Trump and some of his allies in Congress. Supporters of President Trump gathered as members of Congress began the certification process and quickly the demonstration devolved into a violent, successful effort to breach the United States Capitol Building.
Abortion is health care. Health care is a right. Today, that right came under attack at the Supreme Court.
Public Statement 11/9/21
Equitas Health is pleased to announce that Dwayne Steward was recently appointed Interim Chief People and Culture Officer, effective November 5, 2021.
Public Statement 10/21/21
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Robert S. Copeland (he/him/his) as the Interim CEO of Equitas Health.
Public Statement 10/16/21
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I’m writing to announce that we have accepted William Hardy’s resignation from the role of President and CEO, effective immediately.
Public Statement 10/7/21
This week, the Columbus Dispatch published an article reflecting experiences of former and current staff of Equitas Health. Those of us who work here know that our growth and evolution has been challenging. We cannot – and will not – ignore the historical and current impact that our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) stakeholders are feeling.
Public Statement 4/13/21
We are grieving with Minneapolis and the world today as our system of government has taken the life of yet another Black man, Daunte Wright, age 20.
The US Capitol Police were unable to prevent these individuals from entering the building and members of Congress and their staff have been evacuated and moved to a secure location. We are monitoring the situation as it develops and hope for the safety and security of our elected officials, members of their staff, and those who work at the US Capitol.
That this series of events unfolded so easily and with no immediate backup to protect our members of government is simply outrageous, particularly when we recall that peaceful protestors supporting the Movement for Black Lives were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. Now, we are witnessing acts of domestic terrorism and sedition unfold within our Capitol building while opponents of democracy continue to fan the flames of discord with their violent rhetoric and unwillingness to dispatch federal law enforcement agents to handle the threat of a white supremacist insurgency.
We condemn this violence and the attempt to subvert the will of the American people. We call upon President Trump to condemn these acts of domestic terrorism and allow the National Guard to protect and secure the US Capitol and members of Congress and Congressional staff– our national security is on the line.
In late January 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed changes to their guidance on who can give blood. Historically, their rules have discriminated against members of the LGBTQ+ community. As promised, Equitas Health gave feedback to the FDA in a public comment.