Protecting care means helping every patient who walks through the doors of a hospital.

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Hospitals are there for us at every stage of life.

  • 3.7 million babies delivered
  • 19.8 million visits to the ER by seniors 65 and older

Sources: Health Forum, AHA Annual Survey Data, 2011; National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey of US Emergency Departments from 2001 to 2009

They help us heal when we are sick or injured.

Every year:

  • 34.5Million Patients admitted
  • 133.2Million Emergency room Visits
  • 26.8Million surgeries performed

Source: AHA Annual Survey Data, 2012

And hospitals are there when things get serious.

  • 28,000+ organ transplants performed
  • 30,000 patients treated at hospital burn centers
  • 1 million hospitalizations for congestive heart failure in 2010

Sources: Donate Life America; National Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS: 2010 data); National Hospital Discharge Survey (2010 data); Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure: United States, 2000–2010, NHCS, 2012

Why protect care?

Because hospitals are always there for us in our times of need. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, doctors, nurses, surgeons, administrators, and other allied medical professionals provide vital services to communities all across America.

But don’t just take our word for it.

Read these stories of people whose lives were touched by America’s hospitals. Then help us protect care today.

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