Memorial Honors Employees During National Nurses Week, National Hospital Week

May 10, 2020

During National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Hospital Week (May 10-16),  Memorial Healthcare offers our deepest gratitude to the men and women of Memorial Healthcare for their continued, unwavering dedication in the face of an unprecedented pandemic. Memorial Healthcare’s team of nearly 1,400 employees work relentlessly each and every day to provide high quality, compassionate care for our patients and their families.

“It is with sincere appreciation we join hospitals around the country in recognizing the special talents and skills of our nurses and all professions within Memorial Healthcare,” says Brian Long, FACHE, President/CEO of Memorial Healthcare. “ We are extremely proud of each member of our team. We recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities,” adds Long.

There are few fields as challenging as health care — and none as rewarding. It is a quest that pushes the limits of knowledge, abilities and capacity to the core. In return, it enables those providing care to witness a wealth of everyday miracles.

“I cannot think of a better year to celebrate our nurses,” says Daniel Mills, MSN, MBA, RN, CENP, Associate VP of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Memorial Healthcare. “Memorial’s nurses have risen to the challenge, found innovative ways to care for our patients and are keeping each other safe. On May 12 we will celebrate the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. I think she would be proud that during this time of uncertainty we did not shy away from adversity, but instead we embraced our circumstances and found ways to excel at what nurses do best — care.”

Those who care for the sick and injured recognize that no facility can invent this power to care. It’s a core element of a commitment to excellence that flows through an organization. It comes from each person who has chosen healthcare as their profession. It also flows from others in their compassion, knowledge and experience. Just as hospitals rely on technology and medicine, in addition, Memorial Healthcare relies on the talents of its staff.

Memorial Healthcare is well known and respected on a national level for its high marks in quality, safety, and patient experience. Memorial Healthcare has received four-stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in both overall star rating and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (HCAHPS) surveys, including scoring the highest marks of any mid-Michigan hospital in 9 of 10 categories, including cleanliness, care transition, responsiveness of staff and communication. These results place Memorial Healthcare on a national level with scores equal to large healthcare systems such as Johns Hopkins and Cleveland Clinic, a true testament to the dedication and commitment to our patients.

During National Nurse’s Week and National Hospital Week, we at Memorial are taking the time to celebrate the power of caring and recognize the work of the wonderful people who make it possible. Our staff takes great pride in what they do, and we can all be immensely proud of the care they provide each and every day.