National Hospital Week puts spotlight on people

May 6, 2011

Several Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital employees will be recognized on Thursday, May 12, during National Hospital Week for 15-30 years of service. Shown seated with the employees is Mayor Greg Wortham. Shown standing from left to right are Linda Jones (25 years), Lynn Brockman (20 years), Kay Kropp (15 years), Donna Boatright, Hospital Administrator, Steve Clark (15 years), Pat Saenz (30 years) and Helena Beltran (15 years).

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 2011 National Hospital Week theme, “Champions of Care”.
The event theme, announced this week, is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting health care facilities across the country during the May 8-14 celebration.
“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” Donna Boatright, Administrator of Rolling Plains 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.”
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.
For more information, call Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital at 325-235-1701, on line at, or follow them on facebook.

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