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10 Points of Value

Members of America’s Essential Hospitals are an influential and effective network of hospitals vital to their communities. When you join America’s Essential Hospitals, you join more than 325 of the nation’s most important hospitals and health systems to speak with one voice on behalf of the uninsured and other vulnerable patients.

1. Advocacy
You have a seat at the table in national decision making. America’s Essential Hospitals advocates for laws, regulations, and policies beneficial to hospitals like yours and to improve coverage, access, health status, and the general well-being of those most in need in your community.

2. Access to National Leaders
Your voice is heard where it matters most. We aid our members’ access to federal legislators, regulators, and health care industry leaders through association events. We make your perspective known in national, local, and trade media. And we help you cultivate relationships with recognized legislative and policy experts.

3. Enhancing the Image of Essential Hospitals
We help you tell your story. Through sustained public relations activities, America’s Essential Hospitals ensures the media understand the importance of our member hospitals and health systems. We also raise your profile in our electronic and print communications and support your work locally by translating complex policy issues into clear and effective messages.

4. Leading-Edge Information
You need it, we have it. We are your gateway to timely news —  as it happens on Capitol Hill — on issues important to essential hospitals. We provide exclusive member-only access to a host of  information and publications.

5. Leadership Development
You share your insights while sharpening your skills. America’s Essential Hospitals provides opportunities for you and your hospital’s executive team to participate in programs that focus on leadership development and organizational change.

6. Networking Opportunities
Tap into a vibrant community of mission-driven leaders. Our conferences and educational programs offer hospital leaders face-to-face forums and other opportunities to share ideas, promote excellence, and exchange insights.

7. Credible Research Studies
You can trust the source. Through our research arm, Essential Hospitals Institute, we conduct research studies and are a leading source of information about hospitals that fill a safety net role and the vulnerable populations they serve.

8. Partnerships to Enhance our Vision
Your mission is our mission. We collaborate with numerous national and state organizations to achieve our collective vision of ensuring access to care for all in our society.

9. Professional Recognition
Receive the recognition your good work deserves. With our acclaimed Gage Awards, America’s Essential Hospitals annually honors members for innovative programs that improve care quality and population health.

10. Influence Decisions
It’s your association and we let you have your say. America’s Essential Hospitals encourages members to participate in a broad variety of activities that influence the association’s agenda. This makes us stronger and better able to meet your needs.

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