Wayne County Hospital Celebrates National Hospital Week

Wayne County Hospital (WCH) recognized its medical staff, nurses, EMS staff, employees and auxiliary for their dedication and professionalism during National Hospital and Healthcare Week, May 9-15. This week is designated to recognize the many ways that nurses and other health care workers make a difference in the lives they touch each day.

“Our hospital employees provide quality care for our patients and their families every day,” said Gary Runyon, DVM Board Chairman. “Their profession is truly a calling and is shown by their dedication, their compassion and by the sensitivity they share with their patients.”

Since 1921, hospitals across the country have been celebrating National Hospital and Healthcare Week and inviting their communities to join in saying “thank you” to these extraordinary, caring individuals. As part of the week long celebration, WCH hosted daily activities including a special Celebration Day to recognize co-workers’ contributions to making WCH a great place to both work and to receive care. Among those recognized for exemplifying the WCH Standards of Excellence were the WCH Radiology Department including Linda Schilling, Dawna Curry and Hilary Housh;  Shonna Smith, Outpatient Services Coordinator; and Cody Babbitt, RN, EMT-I.  (Posted 5/13/10)