75 Years of
75 years of meeting the challenges of tomorrow by working together today.
This year marks an incredibly important milestone for The Healthcare Council.
In 2021, The Healthcare Council is recognizing its 75 years of service and is proud and grateful for its journey in helping to meet the healthcare challenges of tomorrow by working together today.
It was May 8, 1946, at 4:00 P.M., the Presidents of the Boards of Directors and the Administrators of the hospitals in the District of Columbia, Arlington County and Alexandria County in Virginia and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland convened at Children’s Hospital to organize a Hospital Council.The following resolution is an exact quotation from the minutes of the initial meeting:
“On Motion, it was resolved by a unanimous vote of the hospital representatives present that there be organized by the hospitals in the National Capital Area a Hospital Council with the General purposes of promoting intelligent planning and the discussion of common problems and as a clearinghouse for the exchange of information looking to the advancement of service; to interpret to the public the functions of hospitals and their place in the community; to cooperate with all agencies concerned with health and social problems’ and to consider such other business as may properly come before it.”
Since that original meeting in 1946, there have been many notable events that have impacted the nonprofit and charted a course to the present. In 1987 the name was changed from The Hospital Council of the National Capital Area to The Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area recognizing its expanded role to all types of providers.
For the next 12 months, the board of directors will recognize our anniversary achievement and the many members and volunteers past and present (community members, policymakers, suppliers, crucial partners) who were and continue to be an integral part of the voyage. The reach of our community is far greater than the National Capital Area. That is why the name of our association evolved and changed to The Healthcare Council in 2020.
Throughout 2021/2022 we will recognize this milestone by reflecting on our storied history, commemorating our achievements, honoring the people who have contributed to our success, and preparing for an even brighter future. With you, we are celebrating 75 years of an important vision and mission, and throughout this year, we will look back at our history and forward to what comes next. We will mark our 75 Years with a variety of events designed for members and the wider healthcare community.
Sincerely, Les Pitton, President and CEO
May 8, 2021
Celebrating 75 Years
Throughout 2021/2022 we will have events to celebrate this milestone.