WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center celebrate National Hospital Week | Journal-news

MARTINSBURG — National Hospital Week ran May 8-14, and WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center celebrated with a week of special employee-only events.

Celebrated every May, National Hospital Week is a time to shine a light on hospitals, healthcare systems and healthcare workers. This year’s theme, “We Are Healthcare,” recognized the innovative ways hospital professionals are responding to community needs, especially throughout the pandemic.

Dean Thomas, president and CEO of WVU Medicine Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers, said 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 everyone plays an important role, whether they’re on the front lines of patient care or working behind the scenes,” Thomas said. “Throughout omicron’s surge, our teams have worked tirelessly to combat the COVID-19 pandemic while meeting other medical needs in our community. Because of their innovation, strength and resilience, we are able to use this week to reflect and celebrate. »

Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center kicked off their week of events on Monday by giving each employee a gift. Other events include Spirit Day, Blessing of Hands, an Ice Cream Party and a Food Truck Festival.

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to thank our employees and express our sincere gratitude for their exceptional work,” said Thomas. “We hope everyone enjoys these activities and takes time to celebrate and celebrate each other.”