Nathan Littauer is more than a place where people go to heal, 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 like Nathan Littauer are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message Littauer organizers are touting with the 2012 National Hospital Week theme “Making Miracles Happen.” The event theme is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting health care facilities across the country during the May 6–12 celebration.
“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” Laurence E. Kelly, Hospital President and CEO said.
“We’re extremely proud of each member of our Littauer 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.
A full slate of community activities is planned for 2012, including:
Employees will enjoy Ice Cream Sundaes and can eat lunch while being serenaded by Nate’s Notes led by Pianist Pat Travis-Doull. Employees can Relax with Therapeutic Touch. Employees can enjoy the Annual Hospital Week BBQ served by our management team featuring the sounds of the Gloversville Jazz Band while employees dine. They are offering Massage Therapy and Friday the hospital will host Zumba Demonstration.
For more information, call Cheryl McGrattan @ 773-5533.