More than 1,000 executive leaders from the nation’s top hospitals and health systems convened at the 2023 AHA Annual Membership Meeting, April 23-25 in Washington, D.C.


Sen. Roger Marshall, M.D., R-Kan., opened the federal forum closing plenary by running down a list of concerns facing hospitals in his home state, and the value of the rural emergency hospital model to support remote communities. 

Marshall, an OB-GYN prior to his time in Congress, urged hospital leaders to remember that people must be their priority in health care. “That’s when we see patient satisfaction rates go up,” Marshall said. 

For more on the 2023 AHA Annual Meeting, read AHA's coverage.

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