National Hospital Week Celebrates Everyday Heroes

May 9, 2018

Each year, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the more than 5 million healthcare professionals who provide safe, high-quality healthcare in their communities. On May 6-12, Memorial Medical Center will join the American Hospital Association in celebrating these “Everyday Heroes” for their dedication, compassion, and commitment to excellence.

“Our people are the heartbeat of our hospital,” said John Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Medical Center. “From our physicians, nurses and clinical teams, to our greeters, food service employees and environmental services staff, our talented employees work hard each and every day to deliver compassionate, high-quality care and make our patients and their families feel as comfortable as possible during their visit. I am so thankful for their relentless commitment to advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”

National Hospital Week also recognizes the many contributions that hospitals and health systems make in their communities, beyond providing healthcare services. In our own community, Memorial Medical Center is a vital contributor to Las Cruces’ economic health, providing jobs for 1,324 individuals, giving more than $4,132,351 in charity care in the last year and sponsoring a number of local organizations and philanthropic events, including Alzheimer’s Association, Boys & Girls Club, March of Dimes High Heels for High Hopes, NMSU Nursing Program, Tough Enough to Wear Pink and so much more. For a full list view our 2017 Community Benefit Report.

“We are honored to call Memorial Medical Center home and to be an economic and philanthropic leader here,” Harris said, “I am so grateful for our ability to enhance the overall well-being of our community through the contributions we make – both inside and outside our hospital walls – and I am so proud of our employees who help make those contributions possible. They are an extraordinary team of individuals, and I am honored to work alongside them, not just during National Hospital Week, but year-round. They truly are our “Everyday Heroes.”  

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