Friday, May 14, 2010

National Hospital Week – A time to celebrate!

Each year hospitals across America take time to celebrate our missions of caring for the communities we serve and GRMC is no exception. Our Celebration Council takes great pride in planning a week-long festival to commemorate the passion and pride we all take in meeting the healthcare needs of those we are privileged to serve. Yes, that’s right; we have a committee of employees who do nothing but think about reasons to have a party! This year the Celebration Council organized a book fair on Monday; raffle drawing on Tuesday and chair massages and other treatments from our integrated health therapists (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday); the Annual Parish Breakfast on Wednesday; jean day on Thursday and a jewelry fair on Friday!

Todd Linden serves pancakes during the Annual Parish Breakfast.

It is great to stop and take a moment to reflect on the privilege we have of caring for people at some of life’s most important moments. For some it is the excitement of the birth of a child and for others it is the care and compassion at the end of life. It can be the amazing technology and skills of modern medicine that cures disease or the subtle healing nature of integrative health therapies that makes the difference for someone. Each and every person at GRMC makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. We couldn’t do it without the hundreds of volunteers that help to lead our boards and committees, staff the gift shop and deliver the flowers, or donate resources to our cause. Our medical staff is second to none and it is their dedication to excellence that sets us apart.

During this national celebration, I want to take this opportunity to say a sincere thank you to all the people who make GRMC the special place it is. Happy National Hospital Week!

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