Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It’s Hospital Week! Reflecting on the Value of Our Hospital in the Community

For 50 years, Greater Baltimore Medical Center has been serving the healthcare needs of our community. From the moment we opened our doors, our people have worked hard to meet our mission of health, healing and hope.

This is National Hospital Week. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate our hospital and acknowledge all that it means to the people we serve. In a two-week span this winter, we had two emergencies in our family and I was so grateful that GBMC was close and our team was so well prepared, hard working and caring.  On those two occasions, I was reminded that it takes the whole team, from parking lot attendants, grounds crew, patient access reps, and billing staff, to transporters, environmental services workers, food service workers, security personnel, social workers, care managers, physicians, nurses, clinicians, volunteers, and all other non-clinical and administrative employees. All of the GBMC family is very important to get the job done.

As GBMC celebrates its 50th anniversary caring for our community, this week is a great time to reflect on some of the things that make our hospital a great place to come to for care and a great place to work.

So, as we observe National Hospital Week, I want to sincerely thank all the members of our staff, Board of Directors and volunteers and everyone who has helped us improve our designs and make our system of care more reliable to move us closer to our vision: to every patient, every time, we will provide the care that we would want for our own loved ones.

I invite all employees to take part in the Hospital Week celebrations planned this week including:

Wednesday, May 13 - Ice Cream Social Event – Enjoy a delicious ice cream today:

  • 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the Emergency Department (ED) Entrance and in Civiletti Conference Center
  • 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the ED Entrance Only
  • 11 p.m.-12 a.m. at the ED Entrance Only

Thursday, May 14 - GBMC Mug Giveaway – Each employee and volunteer will receive a commemorative GBMC 50th Anniversary mug as a token of our appreciation.  Managers will receive an email with the location to pick up mugs for their staff.

Thursday, May 14 - Employee Wellness and Information Fair -- I know you are very busy caring for our patients and healthcare system, but please take some time to focus on your own health and wellbeing by joining us for the fair anytime from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Civiletti Conference Center.

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