Clara Barton Hospital Celebrates National Hospital Week May 6th-12th

 May 5, 2018 

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 partnering on the path to recovery, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. That’s why the theme for National Hospital week this year is “Caring is Our Calling.” Celebrated May 6th-12th, National Hospital Week presents an opportunity to thank the dedicated individuals who care for us when we need it most.

Clara Barton Hospital will be celebrating Hospital Week with many activities throughout the week for their employees and patients.


“Hospital Week gives us the opportunity to recognize our staff for the care they provide and the difference they make for those that we care for,” said Jane Schepmann, Chief Nursing Officer. “During Hospital Week, we also recognize our patients and our community and thank them for the dedication and support we receive throughout the year.”

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.

“Clara Barton Hospital has a long legacy of providing exceptional care and great patient experiences, and we thank our current staff for continuing that tradition,” said Jim Blackwell, Clara Barton Hospital President/CEO.

Clara Barton Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital, Skilled Swing Bed Facility, and Level IV Trauma Center, located in Hoisington, KS. While operating on the cutting edge of medical technology, Clara Barton provides diagnostic and treatment services to patients in and around Barton County through Clara Barton Hospital, Clara Barton Medical Clinic of Hoisington and Great Bend, Russell Family Medical Care, Clara Barton Surgical Services, and Clara Barton Specialty Outreach Clinic. For more information about Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics, CLICK HERE or ask your medical provider.

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