SHELBYVILLE – More than 90 years ago, the American Hospital Association HSHS created National Hospital Week to honor the men and women who support and serve their communities through their dedication and care. This year’s celebration week was May 6-12. HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital embraced this opportunity to thank all of the hospital’s dedicated physicians, nurses, engineers, dietary staff, volunteers, administrators and so many more for their support.
The hospital held activities each day to add fun. Activities included an ice cream social, a logo wear day and colleagues were encouraged to wear their favorite sports team apparel. There was a special Mass with a blessing of the hands. The week culminated with administrators and senior management serving colleagues.
HSHS Good Shepherd also celebrated National Nurses Week the same week. This celebration coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
This hospital recognized nurses for their important role in health care. HSHS Good Shepherd recognized nurses who create a positive, caring environment for the patients. Those recognized for excellence in nursing included Tina Shutts, Kerri Hayes, Carol Wilson and Brandi Price. Others nominated were Rebecca Burrus, Angie Jesse, Jessica Saunders, Crystal Smart, Mary Clawson and Jennifer Gatton. Cassidy Bolin received the partner in nursing award, with recognition going to Jeannie Huff, Carla Johnson and Anthony O’Rourke.
“We look forward to National Hospital and Nurses weeks each year,” HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital CEO and President Aaron Puchbauer said. “We have a lot of fun. It is also our chance to recognize our colleagues for their service to our community’s health and wellness.”
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visitwww.hospitalsisters.org.