National Hospital Week begins: 4 things to know

National Hospital Week — which aims to recognize and celebrate hospitals, health systems and the people who work at them — began May 7 and runs through May 13. 

Four things to know:

1. National Hospital Week occurs the week of Florence Nightingale's birthday, May 12. She is considered the founder of modern nursing.

2. The celebration also occurs around the same time as National Nurses Week, which is May 6-12.

3. This year's celebration will involve the #WeAreHealthcare theme.

4. The American Hospital Association has released a customizable video and other social media resources for hospitals and health systems to use during National Hospital Week.

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