NATIONAL HOSPITAL WEEK
Recognizing the care and support provided by over 6,000 hospitals across the country, National Hospital Week kicks off on the first full week of May.
Each year, this celebration recognizes the dedicated personnel who provide quality care every day. The work can be stressful but it is also extremely satisfying. The care they provide brings life into the world, saves lives, and eases our exits from the world. They answer our questions, ease our pain, and support our recovery.
National Hospital Week recognizes hospital workers in every hospital setting including long-term, short-term, children’s hospitals, Veterans Health Administration, and psychiatric hospitals. The care they provide includes everything from emergency care, labor and delivery, minor surgery, and specialized care from hospitals big and small. Their services fill a vital need in communities. Every nurse, doctor, practitioner, and staff member is necessary to deliver the compassion and quality services needed. During National Hospital Week, the dedicated personnel are at the celebration’s center.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHospitalWeek
- Thank a hospital worker.
- Learn about hospital administration.
- Talk about your role whether it be patient care, admitting, sanitation, records, or administration.
- Consider a career in the medical field.
- Use #HospitalWeek to share on social media.
NATIONAL HOSPITAL WEEK HISTORY
The American Hospital Association founded National Hospital Week and promote the annual campaign.