National Hospital Week is May 12 through 18 and provides an excellent opportunity to lift the stories of hospitals and how they make communities healthier and stronger. To help maximize your participation in the week, Premier Specialty Network (PSN) has created this digital toolkit, complete with social media graphics, content and tips.
Each year during National Hospital Week, the American Hospital Association (AHA) celebrates hospitals and health systems to raise awareness of their importance within their communities. This year, PSN is excited to take this celebration one step further with a social media campaign to celebrate our affiliate hospitals and their dedicated employees who make a difference in the lives of patients everyday through their relentless pursuit and commitment to patient safety.
Please join PSN and hospitals across our network in this week-long celebration through social media and share how your hospital is dedicated to quality care and patient safety.
There are a variety of ways hospitals can participate in the campaign, which are detailed below.
Do not forget to follow PSN on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!
Sample Social Media Posts:
Below are some suggested social media posts to share. Make them your own or use these samples as inspiration for other posts!
Double shifts, lack of sleep, not enough supplies…health care workers are facing unprecedented demands and need a little enthusiastic cheering on.
Thinking of You - Words of Encouragement:
There is nothing more uplifting then letting someone know he or she is in your thoughts.
Physical and Mental Recovery:
Workplace stress can influence health care professionals' physical and emotional well-being. It’s okay to let them know they need to take care of themselves and not just their patients and families.
Just because someone’s challenges are serious doesn’t mean your words always have to be. Sometimes sharing a laugh or smile is the best encouragement.
Across the country, neighbors, friends and families are lending health care workers a helping hand. They are stepping up to help out with home-cooked meals, dog walking, lawn work and more. If you are making a difference in your community, share it with others and encourage them to do the same.
A Week of Thanks:
Sunday Sales: Help us Highlight all the Discounts Available for Health Care Workers
Help us show our appreciation for health care workers by highlighting all the hotel, transportation and other discounts available to them in your community.
Send-a-Meal Monday: Provide a Meal to a Local Health Care Hero (or their family)
Help feed a local health care worker, or their family, as they work to fight COVID-19. Donate to one of these organizations or send food via one of these delivery services.
Tune In Tuesday: Hit Shuffle and Show us Your Dance Moves
Promote a motivational or positive playlist from your music service of choice and share clips of people or health care workers dancing to it.
WednesdayWisdom: Join this Social Trend to Share a Message of Positivity
Share a funny meme, an inspirational quote or a simple thank you to front line caregivers.
Thank You Thursday: Share Pics of Chalk Art (or any art!) Thanking Health Care Heroes
Draw positive messages and share pics – Not an artist yourself? RT and help share other people’s artwork.
Face Mask Friday: Show us how you Mitigate the Spread of Germs with Your Face Mask
Share pictures of your face masks (health care workers can share pictures wearing their PPE). Use #100millionmasks in your tweets to help connect PPE with health care heroes that need it!
Share the Love Saturday: Show your Support by Donating to Protect the Heroes
Donations go directly towards supporting the critical needs of health care workers fighting COVID-19 at the local hospital or healthcare organization of your choice.