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.

Join us in thanking the 5.7 million everyday superheroes working in American’s hospitals by sharing our video.


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Community Benefits

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.

Here’s how.

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Coordinating Care

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.

Community Stories

  • INTEGRIS Health - Basic Educational Empowerment Program

    Students attend GED classes four days a week and complete a resume, a five-year personal strategic plan and an online financial class. INTEGRIS Health also helps students pay for a college education by picking up the balance of tuition and books after students complete scholarship and financial aid forms.

    Garden on the Go

    Garden on the Go® is Indiana University Health’s year-round mobile produce van that serves neighborhoods in the greater Indianapolis area without regular access to healthy foods. According to one customer: “It’s the best thing that ever happened to this community.”

    Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems - Raising Readers

    Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems is a partner in Raising Readers.  Physicians and nurses give books to kids at birth and well-child visits and discuss with families the importance of reading. The result?  Nearly all Maine children receive a personal library of 12 books before entering kindergarten.