National Hospital Week Puts Spotlight on People
WEATHERFORD, TX (May 16, 2012) - 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 “Making Miracles Happen.”
The event theme 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,” said Weatherford Regional Medical Center, CEO Cory Countryman. “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.
About Weatherford Regional Medical Center
Weatherford Regional Medical Center is a 99-bed hospital and a network of medical clinics serving Parker County. A dedicated and experienced medical staff offers over 31 medical specialties and the hospital offers services ranging from comprehensive imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, an expanded ICU, labor and delivery suites and much more.
The hospital has received numerous awards and recognition, including Press Ganey Summit Award, The Joint Commission’s Top Performer in Key Quality Measures and The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, call 817-341-CARE (2273) or visit www.weatherfordregional.com.