Remarks by DFC CEO Scott Nathan to Media at American Hospital Tbilisi

DFC and American Hospital signing ceremony
DFC CEO Scott Nathan and American Hospital Tbilisi leadership announced a new technical assistance grant during a signing ceremony at the hospital's facilities in downtown Tbilisi.

CEO Scott Nathan

June 22, 2022

I’m thrilled to be here today to tour the American Hospital in Tbilisi to see the tangible results of the support from the United States, from my agency, the Development Finance Corporation.

Back in 2014, we committed $18 million in financing to help support this extremely important project, and today, here it is open with hundreds of people — doctors, nurses, staff — working here providing a really important healthcare to thousands of people. I couldn’t imagine a more impressive facility. We’ve toured it from top to bottom. I’ve met the impressive management team: the doctors, the nurses, and seeing the facilities, which are really world-class, state-of-the-art — it’s fantastic.

Today, we’re also announcing a technical assistance grant of $800,000 to support displaced and injured Ukrainian adults and children who need critical care at this time of need in Ukraine.

There couldn’t be any more important time to show the support of the United States for Georgia. Our history over the last three decades has supported a wide range of projects here across many sectors, but today we celebrate our investment in healthcare here, one that supports not only the people of Georgia, but the generosity that the people of Georgia are showing to the people of Ukraine, who in this time of need as a result of the Russian aggression against their country, are here in order to get the incredibly important support and healthcare that they need.

So it’s been fantastic to have this visit, to meet everybody. I’m thrilled to be here.