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Hamilton Memorial Hospital Celebrates National Hospital Week

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MCLEANSBORO – 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 working to keep people well, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. For over 60 years, Hamilton Memorial Hospital has cared for Hamilton and White County residents with compassion and excellence in clinical care.

During the 2022 National Hospital Week, health care facilities across the country will unite to celebrate and bring attention to the importance of hospitals. This week our theme is “Survivor.”

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of our employees,” Victoria Woodrow, CEO of Hamilton Memorial Hospital, 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.”

A full slate of activities is planned at Hamilton Memorial Hospital during this week, including daily employee meals, treats, and special gifts.

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.

Hamilton Memorial Hospital has served Hamilton and White counties since opening in 1960. Hamilton Memorial Hospital offers a 25-bed hospital with an attached rural health clinic located in McLeansboro, and another clinic located in Carmi. For more information visit hmhospital.org.