Sandhills RMC celebrates National Hospital Week

HAMLET — Most people only visit hospitals occasionally, when a loved one is sick or a friend is having a baby. Associates at Sandhills Regional Medical Center are different in this regard.

Each day, hundreds of associates come to the hospital to provide compassionate, personalized care for friends, neighbors and those they do not know. Our providers work together around the clock, seven days a week to make healthcare available any time it is needed, whether for one person or more in times of community crisis or natural disaster.

A Sandhills Regional Medical Center photo

A Sandhills Regional Medical Center photo

This Hospital Week, Sandhills Regional Medical Center is pleased to recognize our associates and other healthcare providers for their ongoing commitment to the community and thank them for tireless dedication to the well-being of our neighbors.

National Hospital Week established in 1953 and celebrated this year from May 10 through May 16, honors the dedication of all the men and women who deliver and support the care provided in hospitals. The dates overlap those for Nurses Week (May 6 to 12 this year) and were chosen to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday in recognition of her efforts to revolutionize the way hospitals were run in the United States. Although much has changed in healthcare since the mid- to late-1800s when Nightingale cared for patients, one thing has remained constant: hospitals are foundations of their communities, nurturing and caring for individuals from all walks of life.

Sandhills Regional Medical Center is proud to serve Richmond County with the most-needed, quality clinical services.  Our hospital cared for over 13,000 patients in our emergency room and performed over 2,000 surgical procedures last year.   We received our certification from Joint Commission in 2014 for Heart Failure and End Stage Renal Disease. Sandhills Regional Medical Center is an accredited chest pain center.

Hospitals are significant contributors to the communities they serve. In addition to providing vital health care services, hospitals are also major employers in the community. According to the American Hospital Association, hospitals provide more than 5.5 million jobs across the United States.

 

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