National Geographic : 1961 May
Do you know what your hospital offers you? To all of us, a hospital is a familiar and re assuring landmark-a place we know we can depend on when we're sick or injured. One out of eight of us requires hospital care every year. This means our hospitals have a heavier load than ever before-their staffs busier-their problems more complex. But many of us do not know what hospi tals are really like. It is remarkable how they manage to run so smoothly and efficiently 24 hours of every day-and are able to pro vide such a wide variety of professional skills and administrative services under one roof. The doors of your community hospital will swing wide to greet you during National Hospital Week, May 7th to 13th. Its staff will say to you: "Welcome! See for yourself how your hospital works for you and for the welfare of your community." Our hospitals need your help and support. During National Hospital Week, visit and talk to the people who run your hospital. Ask if there is a volunteer job you could do. A good, modern hospital is vital to the health and security of your community. Sup port it in every way you can. Every hospital - whether large or small-becomes a better hospital with your support. Metropolitan Life THAT INSURANCE COMPANY A MUTUAL COMPANY 1 MADISON AVE., N. Y. 10, N. Y.