Advancing Health in America
National Hospital Week
National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the women and men who support the health and wellbeing of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. Take this year’s National Hospital Week as an opportunity to thank all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more – for their contributions.
Hospitals Improving Care Everywhere
Hospitals are a vital part of their communities and the services they provide extend well beyond the four walls of the hospital. Hospitals are connecting with local organizations and creating innovative programs to build stronger communities, every day. The programs:
- Address basic needs such as food, shelter and education
- Promote healthier lifestyles, one person at a time
- Knock down barriers to health screenings and needed care
- Create opportunities for people to improve their lives
Find out how hospitals are making your community stronger and healthier.
Coverage and Access
According to the 2012 Census Bureau,
48 million Americans are uninsured.
Every day the caregivers in America’s hospitals see how not having coverage stops people from getting the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
That’s why hospitals are helping people get health coverage and ensuring access to essential services.
Hospitals are undergoing a major shift, building collaborative teams that are improving the coordination of your health care.
Hospitals are partnering with other health care providers and experimenting with new ways to create centers for excellence, as well as better integrate care within the community.
By finding non-traditional ways to move care into communities, hospitals become more accountable and patients can experience improved wellness, expanded services and access to even better quality care.
Here’s how we’re redefining hospital care.