2021 National Hospital Week May 9 - 15

Inspiring Hope through Healing

National Hospital Week is an opportunity to highlight our hospitals, health systems and health care workers and the innovative ways they are supporting the needs of their community members, especially during this pandemic.


In honor of National Hospital Week 2021 (May 9-15), the American Hospital Association (AHA) collaborated with Musicians On Call, (MOC), a nonprofit organization that delivers the healing power of music, to release an original song and video inspired by the words of health care workers honoring their work and sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic. To all those working in America’s hospitals and health systems, thank you!

Listen to “Worth Fighting For" here or download on the below platforms. For lyrics, click here.

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Health care workers find innovative ways to support the needs of patients and community; this is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Moments” commemorates all the efforts of health care workers during a year like no other.

AHA members may download this video and/or a version highlighting National Nurses Week to add their own branding by emailing us here.

As National Hospital Week (May 9-15) approaches with the theme Inspiring Hope through Healing, the AHA would like to honor the entire community of hospital and health system team members for all of their work. To say thank you, AHA is collaborating with Musicians on Call to produce an original song and video inspired by the words of health care workers.

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Get Involved! To contribute to these and other efforts during National Hospital Week, AHA invites health care workers to share their feedback online or via social media with the tag #hospitalweek of what has inspired them throughout the pandemic.

AHA will share these responses both through the song, video, and other activities during National Hospital week. Click here to find out more about getting involved.

National Nurses Week
May 6 - 12

Nurses are superheroes, answering the call every day to care for their community and patients. Learn more about celebrating National Nurses week here and be transformed into a virtual superhero comic that will be streamed on AONL social channels throughout National Nurses Week.

Additional Resources:

National Hospital Week #MyHospital Template - Download the template for the #MyHospital social media campaign for National Hospital Week.

National Hospital Week Logos - Download National Hospital Week "Inspiring Hope through Healing" logo.

Blue Hospital “H” logo - Join us during National Hospital Week in changing your social media profile image to the blue Hospital “H”. Download one for Facebook and one for Twitter.

Hospital H Facebook

Download for Facebook  


Hospital H Twitter

Download for Twitter  


National Hospital Week always falls on the week (Sunday-Saturday) of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. Be sure to save the following date. 

  • NHW 2022: May 8-14, 2022

AHA AONL 2021 National Hospital Week Ad

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