Hospital Day was first celebrated in 1921 following the Spanish flu pandemic. It was designed as an opportunity to build trust with the community and to show them that hospitals and health systems are more than places where people go to heal. They are part of the community that fosters health and represents hope.
Today, you carry forward this same commitment to bring health, healing, and hope to our communities. This year for Hospital Week, we honor the courage, faith, teamwork, and resilience you have all shown during these current challenges. We will continue to move forward, and we will continue to rise together.
We’ve adapted the celebration this year to be mindful of team members on and off-site and to be respectful of our community through social distancing.
All employees and volunteers will receive a Rising Together lapel pin at your home address over the course of Hospital Week. These pins commemorate your dedication to our mission during and through these challenging times.
During Hospital Week, we are celebrating the compassionate care that you deliver to our community. The Kettering family witnessed this same type of care at the Hinsdale Hospital in the 1950s. This video tells the story of how this compassionate, whole-person care amidst the polio epidemic inspired the beginnings of our mission at Kettering Health Network, and how you carry on their foundational vision in your daily work to bring health, healing, and hope. Click here to watch the video!
Is there an employee, team, or department you want to recognize at the network? We’ll be taking shout-out video submissions throughout the week and will be posting these videos for them to see! Click here to see how you can submit your video.
The Employee of the Month award recognizes individuals who exemplify our Kettering Health Network values in their daily work. Beginning this month, we are giving a special focus to this award by recognizing individuals who have demonstrated our values specifically in the context of COVID-19. How we celebrate these award winners will be different in light of social distancing. Click here to see our recipients and their nomination stories!
We are partnering with local businesses to deliver you exclusive discounts in appreciation of all our employees at the network. Remember to bring your network ID badge to redeem these discounts! Click here to see the discounts.
Want to learn more about Hospital Week? Click here to find more details about all the celebrations!