St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes
May 12, 2020
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center announced it is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15. Each May, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need, and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and healthcare organizations make in the communities they serve.
“As our communities continue the fight against COVID-19, the pivotal role our healthcare workers play in the well-being of society is clearer than ever,” said Tim Trottier, chief executive officer (CEO) of St. Joseph. “Their tireless efforts on the front lines of this disease and their commitment to quality care and patient safety year-round are critical to our mission of Making Communities Healthier. We proudly honor these heroes during National Hospital Week and commend their efforts to serve others.”
St. Joseph will be marking the national observance with thank you messages using #ThankAHealthcareHero and community members are encouraged to leave a special note of thanks for hospital employees at www.thankahealthcarehero.com.
The LC Valley is a wonderful place to call home, and we are privileged to have a significant impact on its health and economic well-being,” said Ella-Mae Keatts, chair of St. Joseph’s board of trustees. “As we celebrate National Hospital Week amid unprecedented challenges this year and begin to look to the future, we are aware that healthcare – like other aspects of life – might look a little different. What will not change, though, is our mission and our commitment to this community. We will continue to put the health and well-being of our neighbors first, ensuring safe places of care and a healthier community for us all.”