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National Hospital Week puts spotlight on people, EARH hosting Open House


April 26, 2018

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 welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community.

That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2018 National Hospital Week theme “Caring is Our Calling.”

The event theme is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting healthcare facilities across the country during the May 6–12 celebration.

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” said Gary Bostrom, CEO of East Adams Rural Healthcare. “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.”

The nation’s largest health care event, National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 when a magazine editor suggested 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.

A Community Open House is planned at East Adams Rural Healthcare for May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this time, community members are invited to visit and tour the facility.

For more information, call East Adams Rural Healthcare at 659-1200.


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