Memorial celebrates Hospital Week
National Hospital Week is hosted annually by the American Hospital Association and provides an opportunity to highlight hospitals, health systems, and health care workers and the innovative ways they are supporting and connected to their community.
Memorial celebrated from May 6 through 16, kicking off the celebrations on National Nurses Day and honoring our 5,000+ team members throughout the week.
National Nurses Day
In honor of National Nurses Day, Memorial delivered snack baskets to nurses throughout the health system, including multiple hospitals and 100+ clinics.
“It’s really nice to just get support and just be appreciated because we don’t expect to hear those things because we signed up for this career,” said Memorial oncology RN Megan McKay. “We love our job. But just knowing how thankful everyone is, it really helps us kind of get through the day.”
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Small gesture a big deal during National Nurses Day
National Nurses Day at Memorial
Popcorn, picnics and carnival games
Memorial Foundation provided popcorn to all health system team members on Tuesday, May 10, and Memorial staff enjoyed a picnic and carnival on Wednesday, May 11.
Thank you to Food/Nutrition Services, our grilling pros, and Community & Corporate Relations department for making this a memorable day!
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Memorial Hospital celebrates National Hospital Week
Renewing our commitment to patients
In honor of International Nurses Day (Florence Nightingale’s birthday), Memorial nurses gathered in person and virtually to renew the Nurse’s Oath.
Memorial Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Jennifer Dumal led the oath, sharing, “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save one hundred lives, you’re a nurse.”
Spotlighting our hard-working departments
Ever wonder how many meals our Food/Nutrition Services team has to make each day? Curious about how our Engineering team services hundreds of facilities? The theme for National Hospital Week 2022 is “We Are Health Care”, encompassing every function of our 5,000+ team member health system.
Learn more about these passionate and hard-working departments in our series We Are Health Care, We Are Memorial series.
“Food is medicine” is a philosophy our Food/Nutrition Services department lives by. Each day, this passionate group is making delicious and healthy meals for thousands of patients and staff members.
“We believe food is medicine, and from a nutrition standpoint, we are passionate about making sure a patient gets what they need to meet their nutritional needs.” System Food/Nutrition Services Director Tynita Barnes
The hard-working Engineering team at Memorial is dedicated to safety and quality for our patients and staff. From repairing important equipment in the Operating Room to making sure the health system is powered, our team works around the clock to make the patient experience a positive one.