Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Winston Medical Center Kicks Off National Hospital Week

Louisville, Mississippi – 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, being there in the event of emergencies or being the heart of the community’s healthcare, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2018 National Hospital Week theme “Caring is Our Calling.”

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,”

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.

Winston Medical Center kicked off the week by having Mayor Will Hill come for a breakfast social and signing a proclamation to start the week. The hospital has various activities planned for the week for staff to enjoy.

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