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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 working to keep people well, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. For nearly 60 years, Hamilton Memorial Hospital has cared for Hamilton and White County residents with compassion and excellence in clinical care.

During 2019 National Hospital Week, health care facilities across the country will unite to celebrate and bring attention to the importance of hospitals.

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” Victoria Woodrow, CEO of Hamilton Memorial Hospital, said. “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.”

A full slate of activities is planned at Hamilton Memorial Hospital during this week, including daily employee meals/ treats, and special gifts for employees.

The nation’s 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.

Hamilton Memorial Hospital has served Hamilton and Whites counties since opening in 1960. Hamilton Memorial Hospital offers a 25-bed hospital and hospital-attached medical clinic located in McLeansboro and another medical clinic, in partnership with Wabash Christian, located in Carmi.

— The Southern

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