The New York State Assembly Health Committee and Task Force on Women’s Issues held a hearing on November 30 to examine the quality of and access to perinatal care, maternal morbidity and mortality, and racial disparities. Lorraine Ryan, GNYHA’s Senior Vice President, Legal, Regulatory, and Professional Affairs, testified on behalf of GNYHA members. Her testimony (attached) described member hospitals’ efforts to improve care for pregnant people and their newborns, reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, address implicit bias, and reduce racial disparities. Legislators inquired about the progress of perinatal care initiatives.
GNYHA Testifies at Perinatal Care Hearing
December 15, 2021
Redistricting Ruling Upends Political Landscape
Last month’s Court of Appeals decision to throw out State Senate and Congressional maps drawn by Democrats—which elected officials hoped would give them the advantage in upcoming elections—has disrupted Albany. A “special master” appointed by Steuben County Judge Patrick McAllister is set to submit new maps on May 16, which the judge must approve no...
May 17, 2022
Judge Nixes New Political Maps
A Steuben County judge invalidated New York’s newly drawn Congressional and State legislative district maps on Monday, ruling that they unfairly favored Democrats, but a higher court in Rochester later stayed that ruling after Democrats appealed. Appellate Division Associate Justice Stephen Lindley said he would decide on the issue soon because of the potential to...
April 8, 2022
Continuing Care State Policy Updates
State Update While the New York State fiscal year ended on March 31, the Executive and Legislature are seeking to complete a timely State budget by April 4 to ensure State workers are paid, as noted by the State Comptroller. GNYHA will continue to advocate on behalf of members on several State budget issues until...
April 5, 2022