Each year in May the nation celebrates National Hospital
Week, a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals that
make our hospitals exceptional places to receive care. National Hospital Week
is a time to recognize hospital staff and promote hospitals’ mission of health
and wellness. The 2014 National Hospital Week is May 11-17.
National Hospital Week dates back to 1921, when it began at
the suggestion of a newspaper editor who hoped a community wide celebration
would alleviate public fears about hospitals. The celebration launched in
Chicago, succeeded in promoting trust and good will among members of the public
and eventually spread to facilities across the country.
Hospitals are encouraged to plan activities throughout the week to recognize staff and celebrate the top quality care that Minnesota’s