CMH celebrates National Hospital/Long-term Care Week May 8 – 13
Citizens Memorial Healthcare is celebrating National Hospital Week and National Long-term Care Week May 8 – 13.
National Hospital Week is the nation's largest health care event and is a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals that make America's hospital's beacons of confidence and care.
National Hospital Week has been celebrated since 1921 when a magazine editor suggested that more information about hospitals might alleviate public fears about the "shrouded" institutions of those days. From that beginning, National Hospital Week has grown into the nation's largest health care event.
The American Health Care Association says the National Long-term Care Week provides an opportunity to honor those who contribute to the nation's nursing homes, including staff, residents, family members and volunteers. Long-term care is an important aspect of life for Americans.
CMH operates five long-term care facilities in the following locations: Ash Grove Healthcare Facility, Ash Grove; Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility, Bolivar; Colonial Springs Healthcare Center, Buffalo; Community Springs Healthcare Facility, El Dorado Springs; and Parkview Healthcare Facility, Bolivar. CMH also operates one residential care facility, Butterfield Residential Care Center, Bolivar.
Locally, CMH is celebrating with a free lunch for all CMH employees and volunteers. For more information about CMH National Hospital/LTC Week, contact the CMH Information Center at 417-328-6010.
May 10, 2011