Dear Fellows, Colleagues, and Friends,
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, it is important to me that you know that our team is working every day to ensure you have the information you need to care for your patients and that you have the resources you need to protect yourself.
This morning, I personally spoke with U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, on behalf of our 60,000 members and expressed to him that it is critically important that obstetrician-gynecologists and other health care practitioners receive the equipment and resources they need to protect themselves as they care for their patients. Dr. Adams wanted me to affirm to our membership his commitment to working towards this and we will continue to be in touch with him and others until all of our members have what they need. My call today follows tireless advocacy by our team at ACOG. We are in touch with lawmakers throughout the country and have continually insisted that the Administration and Congress expedite personal protective equipment ("PPE"), including N95 production and other protective gear, as well as ventilators. Read our latest letters here and here.
We will not stop until each of you has the equipment you need to safely provide care. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are particular ways that ACOG can assist you during this time.
During this challenging time, I want you to know that you have the support of ACOG behind you. We continually update our website each day with new resources to ensure you are able to deliver excellent care to your patients and will continue to advocate for your safety and wellbeing.
Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH, FACOG
ACOG Chief Executive Officer