Hospitals are more than a place where people go to heal, or to receive treatment when sick or injured. Hospitals are often at the very heart of their communities, contributing to the physical, emotional and financial health. During National Hospital Week, Williamson Memorial Hospital celebrates the more than 180 associates who work together 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to ensure quality medical care is available to every person in Williamson/Mingo/Pike Counties.
National Hospital Week was established in 1953, and this year it will be celebrated from May 8 through May 14. The dates overlap the celebration of National Nurses Week (May 6 through 12 this year), and were chosen to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday, honoring her role in revolutionizing hospital care in the mid 1800’s. This year’s National Hospital Week theme is ‘Healthcare from the Heart’, an appropriate tribute to the 5.6 million physicians, nurses, therapists, food service workers, volunteers and many more who care for their neighbors with competence, dedication and compassion.
Williamson Memorial Hospital is proud to serve Williamson/Mingo/Pike Counties with high-quality clinical services that continue to expand, year after year. In 2015, our hospital touched many lives through inpatient and outpatient care. Williamson Memorial received The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures Award.
In addition to celebrating the millions of workers dedicated to patient care in the U.S., National Hospital Week also serves as a reminder that hospitals truly matter in our society, and are worth fiercely protecting. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are indeed at the heart of healthy and vibrant communities.
This year, Williamson Memorial Hospital is proud to acknowledge and celebrate our associates and other healthcare providers, who tirelessly serve the community and personify the 2016 ‘Healthcare from the Heart’ theme.
Cindy Segar-Miller, is the Chief Executive Officer of Williamson Memorial Hospital.