National Hospital Day was first observed on May 12, 1921, which would have been Florence Nightingale’s 101st birthday. In 1953, National Hospital Day expanded to National Hospital Week, presenting hospitals with more time to educate the public about medical care. The American Hospital Association endorses the week, as a reminder that hospitals serve people in every community from all walks of life. This year National Hospital week was celebrated May 12 – 19. The AHA’s theme for 2019 celebrated “hope and healing and the hospitals, health systems, and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their employees through dedication and care from the heart.”
We appreciate all of our employees at Parkwest Medical Center and Peninsula, which numbers over 1840, and their dedication to putting our patients first each and every day. During this week employees enjoyed a free meal, and received a special gift.