National Hospital Week spotlights people


Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe presents a National Hospital Week Proclamation at the City Council meeting to Julia Nelson and Ashly Lancaster.


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First shift servers Mike Leonard, Robin Hodgin, Linda Williams and Andrea Hickling are ready to dish out the ice cream.


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Julie Utt and Lauren E. Simmons enjoy the sundaes.


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Wanda Brunke, Amy Whitaker, Barbara Wood and Kitty Horton have a laugh while digging into the ice cream.


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The Operational Finance Team, Rhonda Harris, Derek White, Breann Wyse, Tonya Gammons, Chris Tickle and Shelby Willis.


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Joann Duncan and Elaine take a break at the ice cream social.


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Sheila Easter serves up the last scoop of chocolate ice cream.


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Sherry Brindle and Robin Hodgin are all smiles.


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Second shift servers Julia Nelson, Sheila Easter, Brian Beasley and Ned Hill pause just long enough to pose while serving.


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Vada Woods, daughter of Maddie Woods, pretending she is a mermaid while taking a splash in the pool during the Family Night event held at Northern Wellness and Fitness Center.


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Pimento cheese and bacon with grilled onions and homemade potato chips were one of the more popular sandwiches during the Gourmet Grilled Cheese Festival.


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Ashly Lancaster serves up gourmet grilled cheeses at one of the off-site clinics. A “mobile” setup was taken around to the hospital’s physician clinics and served up hot, made to order grilled cheese sandwiches.


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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.

That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2016 National Hospital Week theme “Health Care from the Heart.” The event theme was the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting health care facilities across the country during the May 8-14 celebration.

“National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people,” Ned Hill, president and CEO of Northern, 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.”

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.

A full slate of employee appreciation events took place during the week-long celebration at Northern, including an Ice Cream Social, Gourmet Grilled Cheese Festival, a Pie Baking Contest, Family Night event and concluded with the Annual Service Awards and Appreciation BBQ.

Mount Airy Mayor David Rowe presents a National Hospital Week Proclamation at the City Council meeting to Julia Nelson and Ashly Lancaster.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-13-.jpgMount Airy Mayor David Rowe presents a National Hospital Week Proclamation at the City Council meeting to Julia Nelson and Ashly Lancaster. Submitted photos

First shift servers Mike Leonard, Robin Hodgin, Linda Williams and Andrea Hickling are ready to dish out the ice cream.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-1-.jpgFirst shift servers Mike Leonard, Robin Hodgin, Linda Williams and Andrea Hickling are ready to dish out the ice cream. Submitted photos

Julie Utt and Lauren E. Simmons enjoy the sundaes.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-2-.jpgJulie Utt and Lauren E. Simmons enjoy the sundaes. Submitted photos

Wanda Brunke, Amy Whitaker, Barbara Wood and Kitty Horton have a laugh while digging into the ice cream.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-3-.jpgWanda Brunke, Amy Whitaker, Barbara Wood and Kitty Horton have a laugh while digging into the ice cream. Submitted photos

The Operational Finance Team, Rhonda Harris, Derek White, Breann Wyse, Tonya Gammons, Chris Tickle and Shelby Willis.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-4-.jpgThe Operational Finance Team, Rhonda Harris, Derek White, Breann Wyse, Tonya Gammons, Chris Tickle and Shelby Willis. Submitted photos

Joann Duncan and Elaine take a break at the ice cream social.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-5-.jpgJoann Duncan and Elaine take a break at the ice cream social. Submitted photos

Sheila Easter serves up the last scoop of chocolate ice cream.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-6-.jpgSheila Easter serves up the last scoop of chocolate ice cream. Submitted photos

Sherry Brindle and Robin Hodgin are all smiles.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-7-.jpgSherry Brindle and Robin Hodgin are all smiles. Submitted photos

Second shift servers Julia Nelson, Sheila Easter, Brian Beasley and Ned Hill pause just long enough to pose while serving.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-8-.jpgSecond shift servers Julia Nelson, Sheila Easter, Brian Beasley and Ned Hill pause just long enough to pose while serving. Submitted photos

Vada Woods, daughter of Maddie Woods, pretending she is a mermaid while taking a splash in the pool during the Family Night event held at Northern Wellness and Fitness Center.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-9-.jpgVada Woods, daughter of Maddie Woods, pretending she is a mermaid while taking a splash in the pool during the Family Night event held at Northern Wellness and Fitness Center. Submitted photos

Pimento cheese and bacon with grilled onions and homemade potato chips were one of the more popular sandwiches during the Gourmet Grilled Cheese Festival.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Hospital-Week-11-.jpgPimento cheese and bacon with grilled onions and homemade potato chips were one of the more popular sandwiches during the Gourmet Grilled Cheese Festival. Submitted photos

Ashly Lancaster serves up gourmet grilled cheeses at one of the off-site clinics. A “mobile” setup was taken around to the hospital’s physician clinics and served up hot, made to order grilled cheese sandwiches.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_10.jpgAshly Lancaster serves up gourmet grilled cheeses at one of the off-site clinics. A “mobile” setup was taken around to the hospital’s physician clinics and served up hot, made to order grilled cheese sandwiches. Submitted photos
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