Aimee’s inspiring remarks moved the GHA audience in a way that many of us will never forget and underscored the vital role that hospitals play in providing compassionate, life-saving care to the residents of our communities.
With so many challenges facing our health-care system today – the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, declining Medicaid/Medicare reimbursements and the call to meet the growing demands of a growing, aging population – Aimee’s presentation reminded so many health-care professionals why they chose this field in the first place: to serve and love people. The fact that Aimee Copeland survived this terrible tragedy makes her a living testament to the excellent, compassionate health-care services that Augustans have available to them.
To view the Aimee Copeland presentation in its entirety, please visit the Georgia Hospital Association’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/gahospitalassoc.
(The writer is vice president of public relations for the Georgia Hospital Association.)