Voting is a non partisan issue. Modern Healthcare is proud to support the efforts of leaders removing barriers for their employees, patients and communities to become active citizens and exercise their right to vote. #HealthcareVotes2020 is a campaign to raise awareness of initiatives in place and help others take steps to remove barriers in their communities, for their employees and patients. Learn what leaders within the industry are doing and how they are able to make a difference.
"Ensuring a healthy democracy is especially important at a time when the pandemic is impacting numerous people across the country. Many in the communities we
serve don’t have access to public schools, libraries, civic centers and other places where they would typically register to vote. I am proud of the way Atrium Health
is finding new ways to bridge this gap and ensure ALL voices can be heard."
— Eugene A. Woods, President and CEO, Atrium Health
"As New York's largest health care provider, we need to make sure our workers are there when people need them. But we also need to make sure that our workers and patients
vote. The advocacy of Northwell staff is ensuring that nobody is precluded from casting a ballot, whether they be patients who can't get to the polls on Election Day,
loved ones who are by their side or team members who are caring for them."
— Michael Dowling, President and CEO, Northwell Health
"As the largest private employer in our state, it's important for us to help educate and empower our employees, patients and community to help them understand the issues, the candidates and the voting process. We are actively working to remove barriers in order for everyone to stay informed and be able to participate in the voting process"
— Joanne Conroy, MD, CEO and President, Dartmouth Hitchcock
"We need to be part of the decision-making process in our country. Our country is better when our citizens are engaged in the political process. I have exercised my right to vote in every presidential election since I turned 18. I'm very committed to getting everyone out to vote. I believe that the basic structure of the democratic society is having our voices heard."
— Susan Turney, CEO, Marshfield Clinic
"Exercising our right to vote is the privilege of being an American. No matter what you believe or who you support, it is important to cast your vote. By voting we can stand up for the issues we care about, setting the course for change, equity and empowerment."
— Marna Borgstrom, President and CEO, Yale New Haven
"It is the right and obligation of every eligible person in this country to vote to ensure our democratic system works and our government continues to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people. By voting we hold our democracy together – and keep it accountable -- by fulfilling our role in this long-standing but still fragile experiment in representative democracy. It only works because we vote."
— Greg Adams, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
"The 150,000 employees of CommonSpirit Health, along with thousands more affiliated physicians and volunteers, are united in their calling to serve the common good. One of the most powerful ways each of us can do that is by voting our conscience. When we make our voices heard, we become more than healers—we become architects of our society’s future."
— Lloyd Dean, President and CEO, Common Spirit Health
"It's imperative that those of us who work in healthcare take advantage of the electoral process as voters and choose those who are going to make decisions regarding healthcare policy. At Saint Luke's, we encourage all of our employees to vote and we do a number of things to be sure they can, like providing voter registration information, election dates, absentee voting dates, polling places, and being sure everyone has time to go and vote."
— Melinda L. Estes, M.D., Chair, AHA Board of Trustees, President & CEO, Saint Luke’s Health System
Modern Healthcare has compiled a list of resources and organizations working to remove barriers that enable all eligible Americans to cast a ballot.
Vote Health: www.votehealth2020.com
When We All Vote: www.whenweallvote.org
Vote Like Our Health Depends on it: www.vot-er.org
Kaiser Family Foundation: www.kff.org/election-2020
Doctors for America: www.drsforamerica.org/doctors-for-america-healthy-democracy-initiative/voter-video-campaign
AHA: We Care. We Vote: www.wecarewevote.aha.org
Time to Vote: www.maketimetovote.org