Gloversville NY — Nathan Littauer Hospital joins other hospitals across the country celebrating National Hospital Week, May 8-14, 2011. Hospital week is a yearly recognition program, spotlighting the individuals who drive the engine of health care. This year’s theme is “Champions of Care”. Nathan Littauer is also celebrating National Nursing Home Week the same week.
At a picnic May 12th employees will be recognized for their dedication to the Littauer Family of Health Services. In celebration the hospital plans the following activities:
Monday: Kick off event: Employee Appreciation Cake with background music by volunteer Pat Travis-Doull. 2-4 pm.
Tuesday: Hospital employees with be given a sweet surprise by Courtesy Council Members and can receive chair massages
Wednesday: Employees will be wearing green to show their pride in the Hospital and Nursing Home. Employees will be able to receive Healing Touch Treatments.
Thursday: The Hospital will be putting on a BBQ luncheon with music for all shifts. 11am -1:30 pm.
Friday: Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home plans a “Give back” where employees will be bringing in summer fun items for the
BOYS and GIRLS CLUB.
According to the American Hospital Association, “Hospitals are: Economic Contributors, Gateways to Care, Centers of Innovation. Improving Community Health and Committed to Quality and Safety.”
The 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.
Notes for the press: Members of the press are invited to any of the above events. Press must be escorted to any event. To make arrangements to cover any of the above activities please contact Cheryl McGrattan at 773-5533. Media policy is also posted on www.nlh.org.