Corydon – May 10, 2013: A hospital is more than a place where people go to be heard, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the theme presented for this year’s 2013 National Hospital Week theme “A Guiding Light for Changing Times.”
The event theme is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting health care facilities across the country during the May 12-18 celebration. “National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” Daren Relph, WCH CEO said. “We are 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 communities.”
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.
Wayne County Hospital invites the public to stop in on Friday, May 17th from 2:00-6:00p.m. to share in the festivities and enjoy cake served in the Cafeteria.