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National Hospital Week Puts Spotlight on People

May 12, 2014 7:17 am

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.  Providing treatment and comfort to the sick, hospitals are central to a healthy and optomistic community.  That’s the message Burke Medical Center is touting with the 2014 National Hospital Week theme “Compassion, Dedication, Commitment:  Caring for Our Community.” The event theme, announced this week, is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign during the May 12–16 celebration.

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” Doug Keir, Chief Executive Officer, of Burke Medical Center, said.  “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 community.”

National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the men and women who, day in and day out, support the health of their communities through compassionate care, dedication, and commitment. The celebration serves as a reminder that hospitals are foundations of the communities that built them and nurture them, and that hospitals serve people in every community from all walks of life.

 A full slate of community activities is planned for 2014, including: Breakfast, Game Day, Years of Service Recognition, Picnic, ‘Decorate Your Department Door’ Contest, and an Ice Cream Social.  For more information, contact Tiffany McGuire, Corporate Compliance Officer and Director of Human Resources, Marketing, Communications, & Public Relations at (706) 437-2658.

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