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Nathan Littauer Celebrates Hospital Week

National Hospital Week Puts

Spotlight on People

A hospital 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 are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2013 National Hospital Week theme “A Guiding Light for Changing Times.” National Hospital Week is May 12-18th of this year.

Nathan Littauer is also celebrating National Nursing Home Week the same week.  “National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” stated Laurence E. Kelly, Littauer‘s President and CEO said. “We’re 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. A full slate of community activities is planned for 2013. At a picnic May 16th employees will be recognized for their dedication to the Littauer Family of Health Services.  In celebration the hospital plans the following activities:

Monday:                               

National Hospital Week kick-off
Walking track challenge begins
Volleyball Begins
Reiki 2pm-4pm
Blood Pressures from 11am-1pm in lobby

 Tuesday:                             

Make your own Ice cream Sundays
Music in Café’

 Wednesday:                                   

Nathan Littauer gives back! Employee gifts.  
Massages 9am-1pm and 3:30pm- 6:30pm
Reiki 1pm-2pm

Thursday:                           

BBQ for hospital employees starting at 3am until 6pm
Massages 6am – 8am

Friday:                                  

Gifts to be handed out by managers.
ZUMBA (in apple orchard parking lot) 4pm

According to the American Hospital Association, “Hospitals are: Economic Contributors, Gateways to Care, and Centers of Innovation. Improving Community Health and Committed to Quality and Safety.”

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