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Hospital Corner: Celebrating all healthcare workers

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Logan Health – Whitefish staff celebrates National Hospital week and recently being named a Top-20 Critical Access Hospital. (Courtesy photo) For the first time in three years, we can gather to celebrate National Hospital Week May 8-14 and show our appreciation for all of our employees at the hospital, our clinics and across the Logan Health system.

While nurses, physicians and other providers work closely with patients providing person-centered care, hundreds of others behind the scenes play a role in the patient experience. Hospital Week recognizes everyone for being the center of healing for our communities and making a difference in the lives we touch.

National Hospital Week coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12, 1820. Nightingale was a nurse during London’s cholera outbreak and the Crimean War. During the war, she observed more soldiers dying as a result of infection than from injuries. She incited a movement to elevate standards for hygiene practices in hospitals. Additionally, she took steps to maintain supplies and established a number of other patient services to improve the quality of a hospital stay including laundries, kitchens and libraries for patients.

Nightingale’s influence is so far-reaching one can easily credit her for the existence of nearly every […]

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