National Hospital Week May 6-12th Puts Spotlight on Healthcare Providers
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. The theme of the 2012 National Hospital Week is “Making Miracles Happen”.
“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” Ron Davis, CEO of Titus Regional Medical Center, said. “We’re extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities.” A full slate of recognition activities is planned for the hospital staff and includes a special proclamation by Mayor Paul Meriwether, M.D.
Titus Regional Medical Center has continued to enhance the services available to the surrounding communities. Highlights of the past decade include the establishment of the Patty & Bo Pilgrim Cancer Center, The Breast & Diagnostic Health Center, The Wellness Center, Wound Healing Center, Behavioral Health Unit, Diagnostic Sleep Lab and Skilled Nursing Unit, as well as the Emergency Department/Trauma Center and the Intensive Care Unit expansion/renovation projects. Additionally, the construction of Titus Medical Plaza has afforded additional recruitment opportunities for specialists to provide care to the area. Specialists added within the same time span include a cardiologist, interventional pulmonologist, surgical oncologist, medical oncologist, hospitalist, orthopedic surgeons and a urologist. Also, the Visiting Specialists Center, located within the main campus, offers additional specialties on a monthly or weekly basis and includes pain management anesthesiologists, board-certified gastroenterologists and a cardiothoracic surgeon.
Davis concluded by “encouraging residents to express their appreciation for the staff, Auxiliary members, chaplains, board members and the facilities and technologies that make trustworthy, reliable healthcare possible in our community.”