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Clark Regional Medical Center Marks National Hospital Week, honors health care heroes

Clark Regional Medical Center is proud to join the American Hospital Association and health care organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15.

Each May, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of health care professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need, and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and health care organizations make in the communities they serve.

“As our community continues the fight against COVID-19, the pivotal role our healthcare workers play in the well-being of society is clearer than ever,” said William Haugh, interim chief executive officer of Clark Regional Medical Center. “Their tireless efforts on the front lines of this disease and their commitment to quality care and patient safety year-round are critical to our mission of Making Communities Healthier. We proudly honor these heroes during National Hospital Week and commend their inspiring efforts to serve others.”

Clark Regional Medical Center encourages community members to leave a special note of thanks for hospital employees at www.thankahealthcarehero.com.

 The hospital plays an important role in supporting the health and vitality of east central Kentucky all year long. From welcoming three new providers and expanding services, to investing more than $870,000 in new clinical technology and facility improvements, Clark Regional Medical Center is committed to meeting the evolving health needs of the community and enhancing access to high quality care close to home.

As one of the region’s economic leaders, the organization employs more than 600 staff and contributed more than $5,229,816 in taxes to the local and state economies last year.

Additionally, it is proud to sponsor a number of local community organizations and non-profits, including Achieving Recovery Together, Inc., Beer Cheese Festival, Clark County Activity Coalition, Clark County Community Services, George Rogers Clark High School, Homeless Coalition, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Partners in Education, Pioneer Fest, STRIDE, The Greater Clark Foundation and Winchester-Clark County Farmers’ Market.

Ensuring that everyone has access to the high-quality and compassionate care they need is a top priority for the organization and fundamental to its mission. In 2019 alone, Clark Regional Medical Center provided more than $18.2 million of charity and other uncompensated care, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.

“Clark County is a wonderful place to call home, and we are privileged to have a significant impact on its health and economic well-being,” said Raymond Smith, chair of Clark Regional Medical Center’s board of trustees. “As we celebrate National Hospital Week amid unprecedented challenges this year and begin to look to the future, we are aware that healthcare – like other aspects of life – might look a little different. What will not change, though, is our mission and our commitment to this community. We will continue to put the health and well-being of our neighbors first, ensuring safe places of care and a healthier community for us all.”