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Barnesville Hospital Celebrates National Hospital Week

Accidents happen. Illnesses occur. Skilled nursing care and rehabilitation are needed. As they happen, theres one place you can rely on in good times and bad Barnesville Hospital. Barnesville 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 providing care and compassion to the dying and their families, Barnesville Hospital is focused on its mission of improving the communitys health.

Barnesville Hospital joins in the nation’s most traditional health care event uniting nearly 6,000 hospitals, over five million health care workers, and communities across the country during its May 12-18, 2013 celebration of National Hospital Week. According to Peggy Douglass, R.N., Director of Education & Outreach, Barnesville Hospital epitomizes this years theme, A Guiding Light for Changing Times. With its outstanding staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and advanced technology, Barnesville Hospital has evolved into an award winning facility, having been named a HealthStrong Award recipient for the second consecutive year.

National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people, Dave Phillips, CEO of Barnesville Hospital, said. Were 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.

The nations 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.

Be part of the many great things happening at Barnesville Hospital during National Hospital Week. Community and hospital activities planned for 2013 include:

  • Perry in the Morning – The WBNV morning show will broadcast live from Barnesville Hospital on Monday, May 13th 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.
  • Adult Heartsaver CPR -This program will be offered Tuesday, May 14th, 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.

In addition to community events, hospital employees will be honored at the 30th Annual Employee Service Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 15th. 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 selects 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 are planned during the week as an expression of gratitude to the employees for their service to Barnesville Hospital and the community.

For more information, call Peggy Douglass at (740) 425-5158.