WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center, Jefferson Medical Center celebrate National Hospital Week

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. –  National Hospital Week is May 8 to 14, and WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center are celebrating with a week of special events just for employees.

Celebrated each year in May, National Hospital Week is an opportunity to highlight hospitals, health systems, and healthcare workers. This year’s theme, “We Are Health Care,” acknowledges the innovative ways hospital professionals support the needs of the community, especially throughout the pandemic.

Dean Thomas, president and CEO of WVU Medicine Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers, says that recognizing employees for their hard work and commitment to patient care is more important than ever.

“We have nearly 2,400 employees in the eastern region, and each one plays an important role whether they’re on the frontlines of patient care or working behind the scenes,” Thomas said. “Throughout the Omicron surge, our teams worked tirelessly to fight the COVID-19 pandemic while still addressing the other medical needs of our community. Because of their innovation, strength, and resilience, we are able to take this week to reflect and celebrate.”

Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center kicked off their week of events on Monday by presenting each employee with a gift. Other events include spirit day, Blessing of the Hands, an ice cream sundae party, and a food truck festival.

“It’s an honor to have this opportunity to acknowledge our employees and extend our sincere gratitude for their exceptional work,” Thomas said. “We hope everyone enjoys these activities and takes some time to celebrate themselves and each other.”


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