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Hospitals need to show leadership

Bill Nemitz, Maine Sunday Telegram

Mission statements are not something most organizations take lightly. Each word is carefully chosen, each phrase honed and polished to capture the essence of who you are, what you do and why it’s so important. Take the Maine Hospital Association, for example: “To provide leadership through advocacy, information and education, to support its members in fulfilling their mission to improve the health of their patients and communities they serve.” Did someone say “leadership”? And might this be the perfect moment for Maine’s hospitals to step up and, as they promise in their 27-word raison d’ếtre, “improve the health of their patients and the communities they service”? We wish …

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