WMC Celebrates National Hospital Week

Released: 05/06/22

National Hospital Week, May 8-14, is the annual time to say Thank You to the staff and providers who have chosen a career of service through health care.

Steve Slessor, chief administrative officer, Winneshiek Medical Center says, “Hospital week is a great opportunity to thank all of the health care workers that serve our community. Our staff has stepped up in a big way over the last few years and deserve not only recognition from their organization in which they work, but from the community in which they serve. Please help WMC in thanking health care workers. It is impossible to imagine where we would be as a community without them.”

To celebrate the week, WMC plans a line-up of special events, including an all-staff picnic, daily treats and a thank-you event held by the WMC Auxiliary.

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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