Go to your local hospital, and you’ll see the women and men who work there filled with compassion for those under their care. You’ll see them brighten the day of someone in need with the smallest gesture. And you’ll see them strive to give their patients just a little bit more—a little more health and wellness to enrich their lives, or a little more time with loved ones and family. In other words, the women and men of America’s hospitals embody the spirit of the holiday season. And this is true not just for a few days out of the year, but 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You sacrifice your own holidays so that others can enjoy theirs, knowing that you are there. That’s why we at the AHA are proud to represent our nation’s hospitals, health systems, and other providers of care, and the people who make them run. Ours is not any field of work—it’s one with a higher calling, and the people we are fortunate to work with have a higher purpose. Day in and day out, you seek to provide the essential care that your communities have come to expect and deserve. We at the AHA want to wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season. We’re grateful for all that you do. And we’re excited to get to work on your behalf in the new year ahead.

Thank you, and happy holidays.

Related News Articles

Headline
Today marks the first day of Mental Health Awareness Month, an important topic especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brent Forester, M.D., chief of the…
Blog
The AHA is committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of background or zip code, have equitable access to quality health care. As the COVID-19 pandemic…
Headline
The first AHA Age-Friendly Health Systems action community concluded this month, with 184 health care teams and 12 allied associations across the U.S.…
Headline
The Government Accountability Office today recommended certain actions to enhance federal efforts to monitor and address antibiotic resistance. Among other…
Headline
A new AHA resource examines the impact of the social determinants of health on patients and communities as they battle the COVID-19 outbreak. The resource…
Headline
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported a tripling of hepatitis C cases over the past decade, with the highest rate of infections…