Published DateLACONIA — National Healthcare Week, the nation's largest health care event, is a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals that make our facilities beacons of confidence and care and is being celebrated at LRGHealthcare the week of May 12.
National Hospital Day was originally conceived by a Chicago magazine editor as a public healthcare event that encouraged trust in the city's hospitals in the wake of the 'Spanish flu' outbreak of 1918, which killed more than 600,000 Americans. The event expanded to an entire week in 1953 and renamed National Hospital Week, later becoming National Healthcare Week.
During National Healthcare Week, LRGHealthcare honors its dedicated, talented employees who give their best to care for our patients, day in and day out.
An employee committee, led by Director of Human Resources Cass Walker, has planned a week full of food, fun, fairs, health and gifts to demonstrate gratitude to employees at Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and all affiliated practices.