National Hospital Week is celebrated each year from May 8-14 to recognize
and honor the women and men who support the health and wellbeing of their
communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart.
Lake Huron Medical Center believes a hospital is more than a place where
people go to heal, it is a part of the community which fosters health
and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick,
to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy
and optimistic community. That's the message organizers are touting
with the 2016 National Hospital Theme "Health Care from the Heart."
"National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,"
commented Rebekah Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Huron Medical Center.
"We're extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize
the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients
and our community."
Lake Huron Medical Center will be honoring their more than 770 employees
through daily recognition. The week's activities culminate on Friday
with the announcement of the Colleague of the Month.
The nation's largest health care event, National Hospital Week, dates
back to 1921 when it was suggested by a magazine editor who hoped a community
wide celebration would alleviate fear about hospitals. The celebration,
launched in Chicago, succeded in promoting trust and goodwill amoung members
of the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country.