May 12-18 is National Hospital Week and National Nursing Home Week, and RiverView Health in Crookston along with the Villa St. Vincent and The SUMMIT are marking the occasion with numerous events and activiteis.

    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.

    A nursing home is another important piece in a community. Many families face the difficult decision of placing a loved one in the care of others. Fortunately, help is available when living at home is no longer an option.

    The two recognitions celebrate the men and women who support the health of their communities through dedication and compassionate care. This annual event is an opportunity to thank all of those caring individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more – for their contributions in keeping our community healthy.

    “National Hospital Week and National Nursing Home Week, first and foremost, are celebrations of people,’’ said RiverView President/CEO Carrie Michalski. “We’re extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our community.”