Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Time to Celebrate and to Say Thank You

It’s National Hospital Week. At most hospitals, it is a time for us to take a moment out of the everyday schedule to have a little fun and celebrate the good things we do. Our Celebration Council does a great job of planning a week of activities for our staff. There are games, contests, chair massages, a raffle for donated items and prizes, and the popular Parish Picnic. When Dr. Parish retired, he donated funds to the hospital to be used for a staff appreciation event. It’s become a GRMC tradition. Sometimes it’s lunch and in other years, we’ve had a Parish breakfast with fresh Belgian waffles and all the trimmings.

The past two years, we’ve served barbecue from When Pigs Fly BBQ in Des Moines and it’s been great!

I am thankful and very proud of the men and women who give of themselves, their expertise and compassion to care for all who rely on Grinnell Regional Medical Center to be here when they need us. This hospital enjoys incredible community support and it is all because of the people who work here. The community has great trust in this organization, and so do I.

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