Since the establishment of the first public hospital in the United States in the early 1700s, hospitals with a mission to serve the vulnerable have been an essential part of our nation’s health care delivery system.
In the 21st
century, these hospitals continue their long tradition of quality and service to the community. By delivering care to America’s growing number of working uninsured families, providing world-class trauma and emergency care, preparing for and responding to the threat of terrorism, epidemics, and natural disasters, and training the next generation of physicians, nurses, and dentists, our hospitals and health systems ensure our nation’s communities are healthy and strong.
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