Standing Together to Support Patient Care

Our Coalition is a strong force for America’s patient care. Our 2016 year in review:

Thank you. You are a strong force for protecting patient care, from providing a playlist for vulnerable babies in neonatal intensive care units to tweeting at senators when federal funding is threatened.

During this season of thanks, we wanted to celebrate all you’ve done this year:

Your Letters to the Editor

You sent more than 23,000 letters to the editor during National Hospital Week to celebrate our Hospital Heroes. Your letters were featured in papers across the country: from Oklahoma’s Tulsa World to the New Jersey Tribune.

These letters were more than just a thanks for patient caregivers — they were a signal to Congress that their constituents are invested in protecting the federal funding that lets these Hospital Heroes do their jobs.

Your Tweets to Congress

From protecting rural hospitals to sharing the many inspiring Hospital Hero stories we've told, our community made sure our senators knew that we will fight hard to strengthen America's hospitals. You consistently reached out to your elected officials, sending over 2,000 tweets to senators and reminding them why they should protect care.

Your Tweets to Candidates

During the election season, you submitted 1,600 reasons the presidential candidates should protect patient care. The Coalition community took its responsibility to protect America’s health care seriously — and worked to bring patient care into the conversation nationally and locally. Together we showed the candidates — and the rest of the world — that our community of more than one million supporters will stand up for patient care.

Your Heroes, Honored

You shared stories of Hospital Heroes who work overtime to provide vital care. From a busy doctor who makes time for home visits to a nurse who led the team that saved a man from sepsis, you shared heroes from all corners of patient care. The stories come from every state — and we’ve gathered them so you can read about your state’s Hospital Heroes.

Your NICU Playlist

You helped support our health care providers doing tough work. When we put out the call to create a music playlist for hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), you responded, sending in over 1,000 song recommendations.

Playlists are used in NICUs — providing the music that researchers believe will help premature babies eat more, sleep better, and gain weight. With your help, we created a playlist that any NICU can use to help more vulnerable babies go home sooner.


It’s a new era in Washington, and we’re beginning to look ahead to the 115th Congress to ensure they’ll be on our side to protect patient care. We need your help now more than ever to ensure our new leaders stand up for America’s health care in the coming year.