Hospital Happenings: May 2018
MMH Celebrates National Hospital Week
Your friends at Montrose Memorial Hospital know that our hospital is more than a place where people go to heal; it is a vital part of our community that fosters health and represents hope. We provide treatment and comfort to the sick, welcome new life into the world and are central to a healthy and optimistic community. “Caring is our Calling” is the message we are promoting as we celebrate National Hospital Week.
National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of our people. We are extremely grateful for each member of our staff, our physicians, volunteers and each member of the healthcare team for the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities.
Celebration of National Hospital Week began in 1921 when a magazine editor suggested that more information about hospitals might alleviate public fears about the “shrouded” institutions of the day. From that beginning, Hospital Week expanded to facilities across the nation. Today, National Hospital Week is the largest health care event that celebrates hospitals’ history, technology and dedicated health care professionals. In addition, hospital week has emerged as a highly anticipated recognition program spotlighting the individuals who drive the engine of health care.
Montrose Memorial Hospital currently has over 700 employees, 100 volunteers, and 100+ physicians on our active medical staff. We are all members of this community; you’ll see us at church, at school events, on the athletic fields and in many of the organizations you participate in. Our motto “Friends and Family caring for Friends and Family” inspires us every day to do all we can for those who trust us with their care.
Keep your eyes out for our annual Report to the Community which will be delivered to your home in the next week. We invite you to take some time to read the stories, achievements and learn more about the amazing people who make up Montrose Memorial Hospital.
Leann Tobin, Community Engagement Director, MMH 240-7344