Tell Congress: We must protect our ERs and Trauma Centers
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America’s hospitals are woven into the very fabric of our communities. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, they care for us in our times of need.
Now, America’s hospitals are headed for trouble. Deep federal budget cuts have been proposed that could threaten hospitals’ ability to meet the needs of their patients. If these cuts go through, the impact will be felt by the patients who need these services most.
Emergency room visits are on the rise, but the number of emergency rooms is shrinking. Visiting a Level I Trauma Center during moments of critical injury can increase survival rates by as much as 25%. Both would feel the sting of further cuts to hospital budgets.
Hospitals are always there for us. Now, we need to be there for them. Tell Congress we need to keep our hospitals strong by preventing cuts that will harm emergency rooms and trauma centers.
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