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National Hospital Week

National Hospital Week, May 12-18, 2024, is a time to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of hospitals and healthcare professionals nationwide. Here are some compelling statistics that highlight the critical role hospitals play in our healthcare system:

  • Emergency Care: Hospitals provide emergency care for over 130 million people each year. That’s 260 emergency visits every minute, ensuring immediate and life-saving care for our parents, spouses, children, and friends.
  • Maternity Care: Hospitals deliver six babies every minute, creating countless family memories and bringing new life into the world.
  • Patient Admissions: Every minute, 60 patients are admitted to hospitals for essential care and treatment, with countless lives saved through their dedicated efforts.
  • Healthcare Workforce: Nearly half of all U.S. healthcare workers are employed in hospitals. This includes surgeons, doctors, nurses, and other professionals driven by a passion for caring for others.

These numbers tell the powerful story of America’s hospitals and their unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive care to our communities. Wapiti thanks our hospitals and healthcare professionals for their dedication and service!