Monday, May 10, 2010

National Hospital Week

A note to our associates, volunteers and physicians...

This week marks National Hospital Week, a celebration of people. This week is special because it celebrates each and every one of you who dedicate yourselves to making our medical center a place of hope and healing. Interesting fact: the celebration of National Hospital Week began in 1921 when a magazine editor suggested that more information about hospitals might alleviate public fears about them.

We all understand that healthcare has evolved over time to become a more complex and integrated healthcare delivery system. Change is inevitable but our goals and our mission are constant. The role each of you plays is essential in helping Carondelet Health and St. Joseph Medical Center fulfill that mission: to be the best place to be a patient. Our employees, physicians and volunteers want the very best for our patients, and that's what you bring to our hospitals every day of the year. Whether you work in a patient care unit, the Business Office, Environmental Services, Spiritual Care or one of our other support or ancillary departments, your contributions matter.

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for the difference you make every day to our patients and our community.

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