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A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that 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 2012 National Hospital Week theme is “Making Miracles Happen.” The event theme, announced this week, is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting health care facilities across the country during the May 6–12 celebration.
“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” Jeff Tindle, Chief Executive Office of Carroll County Memorial Hospital said. “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 communities.”
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 public fears about hospitals. The celebration, launched in Chicago, succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country.
Community activities planned for 2012, including:
Friday, May 11
This free event will be held in the hospital parking lot beginning at 11:00a.m. until 1:00p.m. The local Carrollton Career Center FFA Chapter will be hosting the BBQ and everyone is invited to attend.
With the completion of the newest construction and renovations, the public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:00p.m. The ceremony will be followed by the dedication of the new Emergency Department in honor of the late Jody Davis. Tours of the new spaces will be offered following the ceremonies. Everyone is invited to attend
There is a noted absence from these years’ activities. “The traditional Hospital Week Health Fair will not take place during Hospital Week,” Shannon Jordan, Chief Operating Officer notes. “During the construction departments have been temporarily relocated and traffic patterns have been altered, none more notable than the Emergency Department. This situation will not be resolved until the early part of the week following Hospital Week celebration when the Emergency Department actually opens in the new space.” Mrs. Jordan shares that a Community Health Fair is being planned by CCMH early in the fall. “This will allow us to incorporate many of our health partners both from inside and outside the community. This event is anticipated to offer many free and reduced rate services from a variety of providers,” Mrs. Jordan stated. More details will be released as they become available.
For more information about the events at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website www.carrollcountyhospital.org or call 660-542-1695