Celebrating National Hospital Week, May 11-17

May 14, 2014 - National Hospital Week 2014 in underway, with the theme Compassion, Innovation, Dedication: The Commitment Continues.

“National Hospital Week is our opportunity to thank all those who work in hospitals serving patients and communities--physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food services workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more,” said American Hospital Association (AHA) President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock. “A community’s health depends on its hospital, and the extraordinary efforts of these individuals ensure that communities have access to care 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are prepared for both everyday emergencies and the unexpected.”

On Wednesday, May 14, AHA and its affiliates conducted a Twitter Chat on how hospitals are improving quality care. Maulik Joshi, president of Health Research & Educational Trust and AHA senior vice president of research, participated as a guest expert. To follow the AHA chat on Twitter @AHAhospitals and insert the hashtag #HospitalWeek in any tweets. The chat also can be followed at www.aha.org/hospitalweek.

Source: AHA.