(TRINIDAD, CO) –– 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 assisting individuals in transforming their overall health condition, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community.  That’s the message organizers are touting with the 2020 National Hospital Week theme “Where Health Comes First.”

The event theme is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting healthcare facilities across the country during the May 10–16 celebration.

The nation’s largest healthcare event, National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 and is a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals that make hospitals beacons of confidence and care.

“Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of our people at the Hospital and our Clinics,” John Tucker, Chief Executive Officer of Mt. San Rafael Hospital, said. “But, especially where the actions of those on the front lines of healthcare are put into the spotlight for something they do every single day for every patient, during these extremely challenging times the people on your team are everything.  We are very fortunate to have the most amazing team at our facility.  And, we’re extremely proud of each member of our staff and recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust and comfort to our patients and the communities we serve,” Mr. Tucker added.

Mt. San Rafael Hospital is honoring its dynamic team of professionals by celebrating “A Week of Thanks” with daily activities – while social distancing – for employees that provide some fun, a little extra TLC and appreciation for all they do for our patients, their families and for the people of our community.  Mr. Tucker further stated, “We are so grateful for all of the dedicated and outstanding Hospital and Clinic professionals that help make this facility so tremendous for our patients and our community; it’s truly a privilege to recognize their ongoing commitment to our mission of providing quality healthcare to the communities we serve, and in a manner where patients receive compassionate and personalized care.”

Mt. San Rafael Hospital is a 25-bed, critical access facility serving the medical and surgical needs of Trinidad residents and the surrounding areas.

For more information about the hospital or National Hospital Week, please contact Kim Lucero, Director of Planning and Development, at (719) 846-8053.



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