Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Celebrates Hospital Week
Pawnee Valley Community Hospital will be celebrating National Hospital Week from May 10 – 15. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Where Miracles Happen Every Day”.
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 the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country.
From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. Hospitals are more than a place where individuals to go heal, they are part of the community that fosters health and represents hope.
In recognition of the hard working Associates at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, various activities are scheduled throughout the week including Cookie Day, PVCH Pride Day, a “Candy Bar”, 3K Fun Run/Walk, Walking Tacos, a Chocolate Frenzy, a Basket Extravaganza, a Yogurt Bar and “Special Deliveries” to the various departments. PVCH Associates will also be taking department group photos which will be featured on the hospital’s website – pawneevalleyhospital.com and their Facebook page.
The commemorative celebration serves as a reminder that hospitals are foundations of the communities that built and nurtured them. Hospitals today are multi-dimensional environments that offer every medical specialty, with a focus on prevention and wellness. They are there to serve people in every community from all walks of life.