Your Present? Your Presence.

Rich Umbdenstock, AHA President and CEO

The greatest gift you can give your community this holiday season is the one you offer every day: 24/7 access to health care services. In every season, on every holiday, 365 days a year, your open doors are a beacon of hope for those who need help. Sadly, sickness, accidents and violence take no holidays; your hospital and staff are always prepared to care for your community. All of us at the American Hospital Association have been honored to help tell your story again this year, when rising demand for your services, constrained capacity and the challenge of ensuring that you have adequate resources to meet patient expectations and community needs make it increasingly difficult for America's hospitals to fill their traditional role as society's ultimate safety net. And we pledge to work with you in 2013 to protect the vital role you play every day.


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