R 261
2019 -- H 6057
Enacted 05/02/2019

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Representatives Shekarchi, Noret, Abney, Filippi, and Mattiello
Date Introduced: May 02, 2019

     WHEREAS, The American Hospital Association began celebrating National Hospital
Week more than 90 years ago in order to "celebrate the history, technology and dedicated
professionals" in hospitals; and
     WHEREAS, National Hospital Week 2019 celebrates "hope and healing, and the
hospitals, health systems, and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their
communities through dedication and care from the heart"; and
     WHEREAS, The more than 5,500 hospitals across the country are an economic mainstay
supporting 16.5 million jobs across the United States; and
     WHEREAS, Hospitals in Rhode Island have generated 40,980 jobs and contributed $6.7
billion to our local economies, dispensing a significant impact on both community health and the
economy at large; and
     WHEREAS, Providing everything from emergency care, labor and delivery, minor
surgery and specialized care, hospitals big and small fill a vital need in our communities and
every nurse, doctor, practitioner and staff member are essential in the compassionate delivery of
the much needed quality services; and
     WHEREAS, National Hospital Week is a time to raise awareness of the importance of
hospitals and health systems and to highlight the critical role hospitals and healthcare
professionals have in our local communities; now, therefore be it
     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations hereby recognizes May 12th through May 18th as "National Hospital
Week" and acknowledges and thanks Rhode Island's healthcare professionals for working
diligently to provide countless men, women, and families with quality health services and for
building a brighter tomorrow for future generations; and be it further
     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to
transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the President of the Hospital Association of
Rhode Island.