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Uniontown Hospital To Honor Staff During National Hospital Week, Nurses Week


A hospital is more than just a place to seek medical treatment. A hospital is a vital member of a community – one that fosters relationships dedicated to the health of a region and one that is committed to positively affecting the lives of those encountered by hospital staff.

Uniontown Hospital is devoted to doing just that, from expert physicians and nurses to all support and administrative staff, every member of the Uniontown Hospital team is dedicated to providing the best possible care to patients and to making a healthy difference in Fayette County. 

In recognition of that commitment and in honor of National Nurses Week, May 6 through 12, and National Hospital Week, May 11 through 17, Uniontown Hospital will take time to recognize the differences being made by health care professionals by giving back to them.

“We realize that without our nurses and all of our dedicated employees, we would be nothing but bricks and mortar,”

hospital CEO Steve Handy said.

Each and every person that works here brings a commitment to community and to one another that makes Uniontown Hospital a unique and wonderful place to work and makes us a beacon of quality care and caring people. We are dedicated to making a healthy difference in all that we do.

On May 16, hospital employees and nurses will be treated to an ice cream bar and other snacks and will also receive T-shirt’s promoting Uniontown Hospital’s mission; to positively touch each life that interacts with the hospital.  

But what they will receive from their coworkers and patients throughout the week will be an even greater reward.

“We are encouraging all of our staff to take a moment and thank one another for their efforts and for patients and community members to take a second to thank a health care professional,”

hospital Human Resources Executive Director, Christa Ebbert, said.

“The community turns to our hospital on their worst days and our staff gives of themselves for the betterment of patients and our community.”

Executive Director of Nursing Services, Betty Ann Rock, agreed, noting that hospital nurses are on the front lines of patient care and give of themselves daily to aid those in need.

“Our nurses work tirelessly to provide high quality care and give of themselves routinely for their patients and their families,”

Rock said.

“They are hardworking and loyal and dedicated. This community is truly blessed to have these women and men providing their care day in and day out. I am thankful for each and every one.”

National Nurses Week was first celebrated in 1954 and runs annually from May 6 through May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

The nation’s largest health care event, National Hospital Week began in 1921 in Chicago. That initial celebration succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill with the community and grew into an annual national movement. 

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