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April 27, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(17):1623. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970520057017

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Approximately one out of every 50 employed persons in the United States works in a hospital, with the larger hospitals requiring personnel to do as many as 200 different kinds of jobs. Despite the fact that there are more than 1,300,000 full-time hospital workers, the increased need for personnel in the hospital field has been so great over the past years that a personnel shortage still exists.

May 12-18 of this year is National Hospital Week. The American Hospital Association, in annually sponsoring this program to improve the public's awareness of the services and facilities a hospital provides for a community, has selected as the theme for 1957 "Careers That Count."

The hospital is really a team of skilled workers dedicated to serving the people of a community and in so doing to provide the continued highest standard of care in both illness and disaster. To maintain the hospital at

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