Great Bend Regional Hospital joined hospitals across the nation in celebration of National Hospital Week 2013 this past week.
National Hospital Week is a celebration for the caregivers. “We are extremely proud of our dedicated health professionals that daily meet the needs of our patients and our community. We have individuals that are committed and compassionate about what they do,” said Pam Chambers, administrator.
“Thank you for being a VITAL part to our success” was the theme chosen this year to specifically express appreciation to each and every employee at Great Bend Regional Hospital as well as the clinics associated with hospital – Central Kansas Family Practice, Heartland Regional Health Clinic, and Heartland Regional OB/GYN.
A specific vital sign was emphasized each day of the week: Respiration, blood pressure, pain, temperature, and heart rate. Small gifts, free massages, ice cream social, and a cookout were enjoyed throughout the week to celebrate each day.
“Truly every employee contributes to the success of Great Bend Regional Hospital. It is important to recognize the efforts of our entire staff,” said Adina Gregory, chief nursing officer.
The first National Hospital Day was held on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, on May 12, 1921. The event expanded to an entire week in 1953. Today, every state celebrates National Hospital Week and reminds us that hospitals are important part of the community and are devoted to serving people from all walks of life.