Hospital hosting spate of events this week

Wellness walk/run, free blood glucose screenings and educational event highlight National Hospital Week.

The following was submitted by Karla Radicke, communications officer for Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

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 and optimistic community.

That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2017 National Hospital Week theme “The Healing Heart of Healthcare.” The event theme is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting health care facilities across the country during the May 7-13 celebration.

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” Tom Nordwick, chief executive officer of Uvalde Memorial Hospital said. “We’re celebrating the community we serve and we’re celebrating our employees.


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