National Hospital Week Celebrates Healthcare from the Heart

May 9, 2016

National Hospital Week Celebrates Healthcare from the Heart

For one week every year, the nation’s healthcare leaders pause to celebrate and recognize the millions of healthcare professionals – from dieticians to physicians, administrative support to engineers – who make safe, high quality, compassionate healthcare available in communities across the country. From May 8 -14, Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital is proud to join the American Hospital Association for National Hospital Week and honor the hard work, commitment and dedication of the men and women who are the heart of our hospital.

National Hospital Week also commends the many contributions that hospitals make in big cities, small towns and rural regions across the United States each day. For example, Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital provides more than just healthcare services close to home. It is an integral part of our community’s economic health, providing jobs for 925 individuals and offering important health education courses for the community.

“We consider it a privilege to serve the healthcare needs of Jackson, Swain and Macon counties and we are continuously looking for new ways to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Steve Heatherly, CEO of Harris Regional and Swain Community Hospitals. “Each day, our staff strives to enhance quality care and patient safety; expand the services we provide to better meet the needs of the community; improve our patients’ healthcare experiences; and reach out to people in need. We are proud of what we do – both within our hospital walls and outside of them – to contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of our region.”

Over the course of the past year, Over the course of the past year, Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital started construction on an $11 million emergency department at Harris, launched ‘The Ascent Partnership’ with Western Carolina University, welcomed nearly 10 new physicians to the medical staff, and demonstrated outstanding performance on The Joint Commission triennial survey, earning the Gold Seal of Approval for both hospitals

“We want to create places where people choose to come for healthcare, physicians want to practice and employees want to work,” said Heatherly. “We are so thankful to the men and women who work at Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital for delivering high quality, compassionate care each and every day. It’s an honor to work alongside such an exemplary team, and I hope the community will join me in celebrating all of our dedicated employees during this special week.” 

For more information about Harris Regional Hospital or Swain Community Hospital visit www.myharrisregional.com or www.myswaincommunity.com