Thanksgiving is, of course, a time to reflect on what we all are thankful for – family, friends, our health, meaningful work, and more.
This year, as I gathered with my family, I was mindful – and thankful – that there are so many hard working doctors, nurses, and other caregivers in our hospitals and medical centers day and night – including holidays – to ensure that every Marylander who needs care can get it.
I am also thankful for Maryland’s great hospitals and health systems. Our hospitals are making great strides in quality and safety. You’re working to exceed patients’ expectations and deliver top-notch care at every level – not just in inpatient settings but also in emergency departments, ambulatory sites, patients’ homes and, increasingly, in the digital domain.
Your passion for ensuring that the most vulnerable among us are taken care of is inspiring. Toward that end, it’s great to see that hospitals recognize the value of addressing the social determinants of health, including education, housing, public safety, and more.
On behalf of all the staff of the Maryland Hospital Association, it is an honor to stand alongside you and support your efforts to improve the health of all Marylanders. Thank you.