Hospital Week 2021

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 working to keep people well, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community.  For 60 years, Hamilton Memorial Hospital has cared for Hamilton and White County residents with compassion and excellence in clinical care. During 2021 National Hospital Week, health care facilities across the country will unite to celebrate and bring attention to the importance of hospitals, and the important role the staff has played during the national COVID-19 pandemic.                                                                                                                  

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” Victoria Woodrow, CEO of Hamilton Memorial Hospital, said. “We’re extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the impact they make in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities.”  “This year, more than ever, we want to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication. The sacrifices they made to ensure Hamilton Memorial Hospital was able to continue to provide safe quality care during the national COVID-19 pandemic did not go unnoticed,” continued Woodrow.

A full slate of activities is planned at Hamilton Memorial Hospital during this week, including daily employee meals, treats, and special gifts.  

The nation’s largest health care event, National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 when it was suggested by a magazine editor who hoped a community-wide celebration would alleviate public fears about hospitals. The celebration, launched in Chicago, succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country.

Hamilton Memorial Hospital has served Hamilton and White counties since opening in 1960. Hamilton Memorial Hospital offers a 25-bed hospital with an attached rural health clinic located in McLeansboro, and another clinic located in Carmi. For more information visit

Article Created: May 25, 2021