National Hospital Week Celebrates Healthcare from the Heart

May 10, 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, Conemaugh Health System 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.

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, Conemaugh Health System 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 4,000 individuals and offering important health education courses for the community.

“We consider it a privilege to serve the healthcare needs of Cambria County and surrounding communities, and we are continuously looking for new ways to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Scott Becker, CEO of Conemaugh Health System. “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.”

A lot of great initiatives are underway at Conemaugh to build a strong and lasting healthcare foundation for the region. A few highlights from the past year; construction of the Conemaugh East Hills outpatient center is underway, Conemaugh is one of four Duke LifePoint hospitals to kick off a comprehensive Population Health Initiative, new programs have been implemented including 3D mammography and Conemaugh Memorial recently received Blue Distinction designation from Highmark for delivering quality care and better outcomes for patients in Cardiac care, Keen & Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Maternity Care.

“We want to create places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work,” said Becker. “We are so thankful to the men and women who work within Conemaugh Health System 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.”