Gearing up for hospital week

May 3, 2017

Next week is National Hospital Week, which marks one of the nation’s largest health care events of the year. It’s a week to pay tribute to the history, technology, and dedicated men and women who make hospitals and health systems beacons of confidence and care in their communities.

Hospitals are amazingly complex, and they function thanks to innovation, the work of many dedicated people and lots of teamwork. Hospitals across our state are doing incredible work, improving processes for safer care, opening new clinics to give their communities more access to primary care, launching new programs that help their members of their community live healthier lives, and so much more.

Physicians, nurses and other caregivers make miracles happen every day, but those miracles simply could not happen without the incredible work of the larger team that includes engineers, food service workers, volunteers and administrators.

So with that in mind, I want to say thank you to all of the health care workers and volunteers across Washington State. Thank you for your tireless work to care for us all and to serve your communities. You are truly making Washington State — and our entire region — a better place to live and raise our families. We’re truly lucky to have such a great community here, and I’m honored to be a part of it.

You can learn more about National Hospital Week from the American Hospital Association here.

Cassie Sauer
WSHA President & CEO


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