Statement on the ongoing military action in Gaza
As a healthcare organization, we are committed to providing care for anyone who needs it. Here at home, our mission is to reach those who are on the margins of our society, those who – for whatever reason – may not have access to high-quality healthcare.
As many of you, we have seen the extremely disturbing coverage of the bombings and demolition of hospitals and neighborhoods in Gaza and Israel. Premature babies lying on the ground, huddled together and helpless because the hospital was the target of military action. Women, children, and elderly residents forced to flee their homes are added to the mounting number of civilians killed during this latest campaign.
As a healthcare organization, we are opposed to the killing of civilians, the destruction of healthcare facilities, and the blocking of humanitarian aid. We hope and pray for an immediate end to this conflict and peace for the Israeli and Palestinian people.