This May, we’re proud to join with several organizations in celebrating and recognizing a number of providers at Wilson Medical Center, and throughout our area, who are working hard every day to help make our communities healthier.
From May 7-13, during National Hospital Week, we honor the men and women whose hard work and commitment are at the heart of our vision to create places where people choose to come for health care. This annual event, led by the American Hospital Association, dates back to 1921 and recognizes the millions of health care professionals — from surgeons and therapists to food service workers and volunteers — who play a role in providing patient-centered, high-quality and compassionate health care across the country.
Our staff at Wilson Medical Center goes above and beyond to provide the highest quality health care close to home, enhance patient safety, expand our services to better meet your needs and improve your overall experience as a patient. Over just the last year, we initiated our master facility plan and began construction, which included the addition of a behavioral health unit. We also added more than 20 new physicians to our medical staff and expanded services to include SBRT at Wilson Radiation Oncology.
National Hospital Week also recognizes the many contributions that hospitals make outside the hospital walls. At Wilson Medical Center, we are honored to be an integral, contributing member of this community, providing jobs for 1,041 individuals and offering vital health education to the community.
Whether you run into us at an event, or are a patient with us, we strive to be a valuable partner in helping you and our community live richer, healthier lives.
One of the most integral roles in our mission of making communities healthier belongs to the nursing staff at Wilson Medical Center. This May 6-12 marks National Nurses Week, during which we are proud to join the American Nurses Association in celebrating the outstanding efforts of our nursing staff. Our nurses are on the front lines of care — from providing a compassionate smile and encouraging word to healing hands and medical expertise — and I am so proud of their tireless dedication to creating an environment where our patients feel well cared for and safe.
We also join the American Health Care Association during National Nursing Home Week, May 14-20, to honor the kindness, compassion and quality care that our skilled nursing care centers provide to seniors and individuals with disabilities in our community who need extra special care. And May 21-27, we stand alongside the American College of Emergency Physicians to celebrate National EMS Week and honor the vital and lifesaving role our local emergency medical services personnel play in the health of our community.
Contributing to the overall health and well-being of our community is a privilege. We are proud of the efforts of all of our health care professionals, both here at Wilson Medical Center and throughout our region, who are dedicated to providing safe, high-quality, compassionate care, and we hope you will join us this month in celebrating their hard work and dedication. They truly do put the “care” in health care.
The other part of the equation, of course, is you, the community, and, we thank you as well for all of your continued support and encouragement as we work to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.
Bill Caldwell is the chief executive officer at Wilson Medical Center. Laura Lowe is the chief nursing officer at Wilson Medical Center.