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May 10, 2016 - USA Medical Center celebrates staff during National Hospital Week
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A video featuring University of South Alabama Medical Center staff has been launched in celebration of National Hospital Week and the valuable contributions those who work in hospitals make to patients and the community.

USA Medical Center staff members also took part in an  employee picnic on May 6 as a way to thank them for their service to the hospital and its mission of helping people lead longer, better lives.

“Hospital employees care for individuals during some of the most difficult emotional and physical times of their lives.  Facing life and death on a daily basis isn’t easy, but hospital staff do it, often because they experienced life-saving hospital care themselves or had the calling passed down from a family member who was a nurse or a doctor.”

These words were recently written by Dr. Donald E. Williamson, President of the Alabama Hospital Association, to publicly recognize the tremendous efforts that go into caring for hospital patients 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The sentiments are part of a letter Williamson penned that was distributed to newspapers and other media outlets across the state .

He also recognized the support staff who make sure things run smoothly in hospitals across our state and nation. “There are many others who work in hospitals and are extremely important to the care of patients … those who keep the lights on, who make sure equipment is in top working condition, who make images that identify cancers, who prepare the food, who sanitize the rooms and many more.  Each hospital has hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individuals who work 24/7 to provide the best possible care for patients.

“To all of you who have heard the call and followed your heart to work in a hospital, we honor you and thank you for making our lives and our communities better.”

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