A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal. It is 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 that organizers are touting with the 2013 National Hospital Week theme, “A Guiding Light for Changing Times.”
The event theme is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting healthcare facilities across the country during this year’s May 12-18 celebration.
“We look at National Hospital Week as a celebration of our people,” comments David Ameen, President and CEO of Logansport Memorial Hospital. “We’re extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the role they have in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our community.”
As the nation’s largest healthcare 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 was launched in Chicago and succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public. It eventually spread to facilities across the country.
At Logansport Memorial Hospital, we take great pride in the work that our employees do for our patients and for our community. As National Hospital Week begins, so does our celebration of them!