National Hospital Week Celebrates Healthcare from the Heart

May 9, 2016

For one week every year, the nation’s healthcare leaders pause to celebrate and recognize the millions of healthcare professionals – from dieticians to physicians, administrative support to engineers – who make safe, high quality, compassionate healthcare available in communities across the country. From May 8 -14, Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is proud to join the American Hospital Association for National Hospital Week and honor the hard work, commitment and dedication of the men and women who are the heart of our hospital.

“We consider it a privilege to serve the healthcare needs of the Dan River region, and we are continuously looking for new ways to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Alan Larson, Market President and DRMC Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “Each day, our staff strives to enhance quality care and patient safety; expand the services we provide to better meet the needs of the community; improve our patients’ healthcare experiences; and reach out to people in need. We are proud of what we do – both within our hospital walls and outside of them – to contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of our region.”

National Hospital Week also commends the many contributions that hospitals make in big cities, small towns and rural regions across the United States each day. For example, DRMC provides more than just healthcare services close to home. It is an integral part of our community’s economic health, providing jobs for more than 1,400 individuals, offering important health education courses for the community, and providing $44 million in uncompensated care in 2015. 

“We want to create places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work” said CEO Larson. “We are so thankful to the men and women who work at DRMC for delivering high quality, compassionate care each and every day. It’s an honor to work alongside such an exemplary team, and I hope the community will join me in celebrating all of our dedicated employees during this special week.”