HCMC Celebrates National Healthcare Week 2018

CUTLINE: Partners at Henry County Medical Center were joined by Henry County Mayor Brent Greer on Monday to kick-off National Healthcare Week with a proclamation signing.

PARIS, TN – 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 The American Hospital Association (AHA) and Henry County Medical Center is proud to embrace National Healthcare Week 2018 with the theme of “Growing Forward.”

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 during the time of the deadly Spanish flu outbreak. The celebration, launched in Chicago, succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country.

“The annual event provides a week to celebrate our healthcare organizations, healthcare providers and workers,” Said Lisa Casteel, CEO at Henry County Medical Center. “It allows us to continue Growing Forward to serve our community.”

A full slate of activities for 2018 were planned for 2018 including a family picnic, snacks, our annual Service Award Recognition Reception, pancake breakfast and more.

To learn more about HCMC and the opportunities here, go to our website at www.hcmc-tn.org.

About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 8 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.