Faith Community Health System celebrates National Hospital Week.
A healthy community depends on a robust healthcare facility and a team of medical professionals. Hospitals play a critical role in our health and wellness all year long. In extraordinary times like these, the importance of a robust medical system is clearer than ever.
To give thanks to the medical providers and staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 national health emergency, Faith Community Health System is observing National Hospital Week (May 10-16) and honoring the hospitals and providers who work tirelessly for the health of their communities.
“Although hospitals provide important healthcare services all year long, this year’s Hospital Week takes on special meaning,” said Frank L. Beaman, CEO of Faith Community Health System. “From caring for the sick to working with health officials to protect their communities, hospital teams have been working around the clock during this time of great need.”
National Hospital Week is a nationwide campaign during which hospitals across the nation celebrate healthcare professionals and their services. During the COVID-19 health emergency, Hospital Week is a chance to show appreciation for the critical roles that hospitals and medical teams play in communities across the country.
According to Beaman, FCHS has played a crucial role in protecting the local community.
“We are grateful for our nurses, our providers, and our entire team at the hospital and our clinics for their dedication and compassion during this difficult time,” he said. “Protecting your health and safety is our top priority, and we will continue to work closely with state and federal health officials to ensure that we can respond to COVID-19 and any other healthcare need.”
FCHS offers a comprehensive range of medical services for the community, including 24-hour emergency care; advanced radiology services, CT scanning and MRIs; a clinical laboratory; three rural health clinics; surgical services; a maternity center; a wellness and fitness center and more.
Jack County’s local hospital has grown into a full-fledged health system in recent years since the opening of the replacement hospital facility in 2014. Focused on patient care, the hospital has added important imaging services, opened the Swan Family Wellness Center, added a rural health clinic in both Bowie and Alvord, and now operates several nursing homes in the region.
Beaman also noted that hospitals serve as vital lifelines, especially in small communities where driving long distances to larger cities is a burden.
“We are fortunate that we have a robust healthcare system in our community,” he said. “The expansion of the hospital’s footprint has helped the health system gain financial strength, which is critical in a time when many community healthcare facilities are cutting back services or facing closure.”
Beaman added that FCHS is one of the community’s largest employers in the region, highlighting the important role that the hospital and clinics play in the local economy, all while providing the critical healthcare services that the region needs.
“Whether it is a routine check-up or a medical emergency, your health and safety is our promise,” Beaman said. “We are grateful for the compassionate and professional medical providers in our community who allow us to protect and care for our neighbors.”