Maryland Celebrates National Hospital Week May 7-13

May 04, 2023

Elkridge, Md. – National Hospital Week, May 7-13, is an opportunity to appreciate the people who provide lifesaving care to Marylanders 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year. 

This annual celebration recognizes hospitals and their employees, who improve and sustain the health of their communities through compassionate care, constant innovation, and unwavering dedication. 

Maryland’s acute care hospitals are dedicated to delivering high-quality health care and improving the health of Marylanders. The state’s hospitals on average admit more than 555,000 patients each year and care for about 4.8 million outpatients. 

“The Maryland Hospital Association invites all Marylanders to take this time as an opportunity to thank all of the dedicated hospital caregivers, including nurses, physicians, and support staff,” says Harry S. Johnson, Chairman of MHA’s Executive Committee of the Board and a partner at Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP. 

“These teams are true heroes. They leave their families each day to come together and do their best to save lives and keep communities healthy,” adds Meghan McClelland, MHA Chief Operating Officer. “Hospital Week reminds us to take a moment and reflect on these invaluable first responders and show our immense appreciation for the work they do.” 

For a second year to celebrate Maryland’s hospital heroes, Royal Farms generously donated hundreds of coupons for a free coffee to employees at each hospital and health system. 

“Royal Farms is honored to support this year’s theme #WeAreHealthcare and thank our Maryland health care workers with a free coffee. We excitedly take advantage of opportunities like National Hospital Week to recognize the remarkable people working hard to continuously support their communities,” says Aliyah Atayee, public relations for Royal Farms. 

About the Maryland Hospital Association  

The Maryland Hospital Association serves Maryland’s 60 nonprofit hospitals and health systems through collective action to shape policies, practices, financing and performance to advance health care and the health of all Marylanders. For more information, visit