National Hospital Week is May 6-12 – Celebrating a calling to serve

Released: 05/01/18

National Hospital Week, May 6-12, is the annual time to say Thank You to the staff and providers who have chosen a career of service through health care.

Lisa Radtke, chief administrative officer, Winneshiek Medical Center says, “People who choose a career in health care have a deep desire to serve, and to serve in joy. At Winneshiek Medical Center, you will find nurses, doctors, business professionals, cooks, technology staff and others ready to help someone in need, offer a kind word or smile, and put the patients’ needs ahead of themselves. I am honored to serve with and alongside such a dedicated team.”

Winneshiek Medical Center’s 400+ staff provided for the health care needs of the community nearly 100,000 times last year. “Winneshiek Medical Center is the medical home for many people in northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota,” says Robert Flinchbaugh, D.O, chief medical officer, Winneshiek Medical Center. “Our region depends on us to be available when their need arises, and we are honored to care for them.”

National Hospital Week is the nation’s largest health care event. It celebrates the history, technology and the dedicated professionals of the health care profession. National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 when it was suggested that a day of community celebration might calm public fears about hospitals and build public trust. First held in Chicago on May 12, 1921, the event soon spread to other communities. It was expanded to National Hospital Week in 1953.

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