National Hospital Week Celebrates Dedication to Making Communities Healthier

May 9, 2014

On May 11, the American Hospital Association (AHA) will kick off National Hospital Week. This special, week-long commemoration brings healthcare professionals and their communities together to recognize the work of hospital employees who dedicate themselves to improving the health and wellbeing of people across the country. In our community, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County will join the celebration.  

The first formal observation of National Hospital Week occurred in 1921, and AHA and its state affiliates and member hospitals have carried on the tradition of recognizing hospital employees each year for nine decades. The theme of National Hospital Week in 2014 is “Compassion, Innovation, Dedication: The Commitment Continues.” This idea is alive and well at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County. 
  
“From our clinical teams to our environmental services, IT and administrative teams, everyone at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County exemplifies this year’s National Hospital Week theme every day,” said Eric Deaton, Market Chief Executive Officer for LifePoint Hospitals® South Central Virginia Market. “Our staff shows compassion for our patients, is driven to find innovative ways to improve the care we provide and enhance our patients’ experiences, and is dedicated to going above and beyond in serving our region. We are excited to recognize National Hospital Week here and take time to honor the unwavering commitment of the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County team to our patients and community.”

One of the largest employers in Martinsville, Memorial Hospital has more than 900 team members and has been an integral part of the community since 1920, supporting members of the community through a range of healthcare services and programs including 24/7 Emergency Care, Inpatient/Outpatient Surgical Services, Advanced Cancer Treatment, Wound/Hyperbaric Care, Women and Children Services,  Diagnostics, Cardiology, Rehabilitation, Sleep Disorder, and Pain Management. 

Deaton added, “Memorial Hospital is proud to have been a part of the lives of those in this community for 94 years, and we look forward to continuing to find ways to make our community healthier into the future.”

In addition to the services they provide, Memorial Hospital staff support the community in several ways, contributing time, education and resources to organizations such as the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Martinsville Speedway, Family YMCA, Community Storehouse, Boys and Girls Club and the New College Institute to name a few.

Please join Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County in celebrating National Hospital Week and recognizing our employees - residents of our community who help enhance the health of this region each day.