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President's Perspective – KHA Wishes Hospitals a Happy Hospital Week

H  HospitalSign (May 8, 2020) – National Hospital Week: May 10-16, 2020 – Where Health Comes First
In all my years at the Kansas Hospital Association, I don't think there has ever been a more important or appropriate time to honor our hospitals and the people who work there every hour of every day. Next week KHA will be doing just that as we join our members in celebrating hospitals, health systems, and staff who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and care from the heart.

National Hospital Week 2020 highlights the adage of every hospital, health system and person involved in keeping our communities healthy – that health comes first. Now more than ever, this important week gives us all the opportunity to highlight our healthcare workers and the innovative ways they are supporting the needs of their community members during this pandemic.

National Hospital Week always corresponds with National Nurses Day and Week, which is only appropriate. I know many of our members celebrated Nurses Day this week, and all the important work these healthcare heroes provide.

To help celebrate, KHA has created Facebook frames for our members to use during National Hospital Week. This is an easy way for staff to celebrate by adding a frame to their profile picture on Facebook. Please feel free to share these frames and instructions  with your staff team.

The American Hospital Association is hosting "A Week of Thanks," where non-hospital workers can participate from the safety and comfort of their homes while health care heroes go to work fighting against COVID-19. Each day highlights a different way to reach out from highlighting discounts for health care workers to sharing pictures of chalk art thanking health care heroes. AHA also is reminding folks to thank Health Care Heroes every night at 8 p.m., with #SolidarityAt8.

Celebrating National Hospital Week gives all of us an opportunity to thank all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more – for their contributions.

On behalf of the entire KHA staff, thank you to all of the dedicated individuals who work and volunteer in Kansas hospitals. You play an essential role in the lives of individuals and communities across Kansas.
--Tom Bell