Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, PA

Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg, PA, is using materials from the AHA's "We Care, We Vote" initiative to encourage the system's more than 1,900 employees to register
to vote in the November election.
"We Care, We Vote" posters are on display at prominent
locations across the medical center, and later this month, it will conduct voter registration drives.

"This election is of upmost importance to our nation and this community," says Kathleen E. Kuck, president and CEO of Pocono Medical Center. "We are holding three voter registration and Election 2012 awareness drives in our hospital cafeteria to encourage all employees, volunteers, and visitors to exercise
their right to vote and know that this is vital as it shows our
hospital community in action."

The AHA launched We Care, We Vote this summer as  a nationwide effort to get hospital executives, medical staff, employees and board members to express their concerns about cutting hospitals' Medicare and Medicaid payments, and to ask questions about where congressional candidates stand on these and other health care issues. The initiative includes materials for hospital leaders to help make their employees, trustees, medical staff, volunteers and others more aware of the challenges facing the hospital and health system field and what's at stake in the coming federal budget debate. There also is a toolkit hospital leaders can use to help their employees register to vote.

For more on how your organization can get involved, click here.

For more information about the “We Care, We Vote” initiative, or for help planning any of these activities, please contact AHA Member Relations at 1 (800) 424-4301 or wecarewevote@aha.org.


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