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Barnesville Hospital Celebrates “National Hospital Week”

Barnesville Hospital unites with other hospitals across the United States for one week in May to celebrate the efforts of more than 4.5 million healthcare workers who work in Americas hospitals bringing care, compassion, and healing to members of their communities. National Hospital Week, May 6-12, 2012, is acknowledged as the countrys largest healthcare recognition program. According to Peggy Douglass, R.N., Director of Education & Outreach, Barnesville Hospital will use this years hospital week theme, Making Miracles Happen, to spotlight its more than 300 employees.

Health care has a personal and very powerful role in the lives of every member of our community, Richard Doan, CEO of Barnesville Hospital, said. National Hospital Week gives us an opportunity to connect with people in the community and celebrate health care in the area. Barnesville Hospital takes this opportunity every year during National Hospital Week to honor and recognize the dedicated professional staff who embody quality caring.

A full slate of community activities is planned for 2012, including:

  • Perry In the Morning – The WBNV morning show will broadcast live from Barnesville Hospital on Monday, May 7th from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Tune in to 93.5-FM to become better informed about services available at Barnesville Hospital. Ron Bischof, Mayor of Barnesville, will be a guest on the broadcast at 8:00 a.m.
  • Adult CPR – This program will be offered Tuesday, May 8th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Being prepared and knowing what to do in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest could help save the life of someone you love. There will be no charge for the CPR course; however, to provide individualized instruction, class size is limited and pre-registration is required. The course will be held in the Classroom at Barnesville Hospital. For registration or additional information, call 425-5158.
  • Barnesville Chamber of Commerce Meeting – To express gratitude for the support provided to the hospital by local organizations, Barnesville Hospital will host the monthly meeting of the Barnesville Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 9th, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

In addition to community education events, hospital employees will be honored at the 29th Annual Employee Service Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 9th. Beth Brill, Director of Human Resources at Barnesville Hospital states, all employees demonstrate the attributes of CARE, Courtesy, Attitude, Respect, Enthusiasm. Throughout the year, staff select a Caregiver of the Month. The highlight of the evening is when one of these selections is named Caregiver of the Year. A variety of other activities, including an employee picnic, are planned during the week as an expression of gratitude to the employees for their service to Barnesville Hospital and the community.

According to David Phillips, Chief Operating Officer, It is our Quality Caring Staff who helped Barnesville Hospital earn recognition as a HealthStrong Award Winner. In the first comprehensive rating of Critical Access Hospitals, Barnesville Hospital was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics as one of the top one hundred Critical Access Hospitals in the nation. This tremendous honor is based on 56 performance indicators including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, and efficiency. For more information about Barnesville Hospital and its services, visit the Barnesville Hospital website, find us on Facebook at Barnesville Hospital Association, Inc., or call (740) 425-5158.