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National Hospital Week puts spotlight on people (May 9-15)


Like most hospitals across the nation, Kona Community Hospital will recognize National Hospital Week. A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy community.

That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2010 National Hospital Week theme “Health, Hope & Healing.”

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people, “said Earl Greenia, CEO of Kona Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital. “We’re extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the important role of each member of our staff and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities.”

National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 when a magazine editor, who hoped a community-wide celebration would alleviate public fears about the facilities, suggested it. The idea caught on, and today National Hospital Week is the nation’s largest annual health care event.

A full slate of activities is planned for 2010 at Kona Community Hospital including a unit display contest, a hospital-wide potluck, and ice cream celebration.

All events are geared toward having fun, exhibiting hospital pride, and recognizing the hard work that everyone contributes year-round.

Hospital organizers also welcome the entire community to join in and extend thanks to our valued healthcare ohana for their contribution to our facility and community.

Interested community members and/or groups are invited to tour the hospital facility. Tours will be held on a reservation basis. To reserve a day/time, call 322-6960.

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