Hospitals Reject Trump's Claim They Are 'Really Thrilled' With Supplies

Apr 5, 2020

A fully equipped hospital bed awaits next COVID-19 patient.

An association representing thousands of hospitals across the country is pushing back after President Trump claimed that hospital administrators are "really thrilled to be where they are." The American Hospital Association said hospital officials are worried about shortages of critical medical supplies, including medication for patients and personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health care workers.

"Not a day goes by where we don't hear from hospitals and health systems across the country that are concerned about shortages of PPE for their heroic front line caregivers," Alicia Mitchell, the group's senior vice president of communications, said in a statement to NPR.