(O’Fallon, IL) – National Hospital Week is being celebrated nationwide May 12-18. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is taking this opportunity to recognize the health care professionals who work hard every day to provide high-quality, compassionate care to area patients and their families.
 
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.
 
Human Resources Director Jason Snow shared, “National Hospital Week is an opportunity to recognize all of our dedicated health professionals. We are extremely proud of our team of colleagues and we recognize the important role they play in providing excellent care to our patients and our communities.”
 
During National Hospital Week, in addition to many celebratory colleague events and activities, the hospital is recognizing over 125 colleagues for their milestone years of service, ranging between five and 45 years. Together, these colleagues share a combined total of 1800 years of service to patients and families. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital asks everyone to join them in thanking these dedicated health professionals whose skills, care and commitment to excellence make a big difference in many lives.

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Kelly Barbeau

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 234-2120, Ext. 41270
kelly.barbeau@hshs.org

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