Let’s Highlight the Great Work Your Hospital/Health System Does for its Patients and Community!

Community benefit stories due September 15

August 14, 2018

WHA is beginning to put together our 2018 Community Benefits Report—and we want your stories. The focus this year: charity care. The best way to share your story with the public and media is to add a person—a face—to the critical work your organization performs in your community. Health systems and hospitals are doing more than just treating the patient—you’re helping them find ways to pay for life-saving medication, put food on their table, or have a roof over their head

In addition to being included in the WHA annual Community Benefits Report, these stories will help play an important role as we work with the Governor and Legislature to maintain and secure resources as part of the State’s upcoming biennial budget process. Let’s demonstrate the important social and economic impact you play in your community, especially as we advocate for the government to retain or reclaim the social responsibilities it has relinquished—and that hospitals are now expected to fill.

Stories are due by September 15, and we would ideally like to include a story from each member hospital. We’ve created an online form to make it easy to submit your article. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WHAcommBenefits2018 to submit your story and an image to accompany the article.

We look forward to partnering with you on this project!
 

This story originally appeared in the August 14, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter