Following a traumatic year fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the top executive of Los Alamitos Medical Center paid tribute to its employees to celebrate National Hospital and Healthcare Week.
“The past year has been a devastating time for our country, and for the world, but against all odds, you have remained a stalwart and steadfast force against COVID, helping to keep our community safer. Now more than ever, you truly make a difference in the lives of our community,” said CEO Kent Clayton.
Since 1921, hospitals across the country have been celebrating National Hospital and Healthcare Week. The event has grown over the past 100 years to become the nation’s largest health care event. It is a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals who make hospitals and healthcare facilities beacons of confidence and care.
“This week is specifically set aside for us to celebrate you, our hard-working staff, and to thank you for supporting the health of our community through your time, dedication and compassionate care. Without the work you do, the healing that we see every day would not be possible,” Clayton said.
National Hospital and Healthcare Week also coincides with Nurses Week, he said, and “I want to express my gratitude to each of our nurses – for your tireless effort, your expertise, and for your care and compassion with our patients.”
Clayton said everyone at Los Alamitos Medical Center is grateful for its nurses, “and we are humbled by the hard work you do every day. Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers, but also one of the most challenging.”
“On behalf of our governing board, physicians and administrative team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your role in making miracles happen each and every day.
Your efforts truly make a difference,” said Clayton.
A spokesperson for Los Al Medical said an entire week of celebratory events have been planned to help the institution celebrate.