National Hospital Week was celebrated during the week of May 6-12 at Hammond-Henry Hospital. The weeklong event was centered on the theme “HHH – Avenue of the Stars!”
The week kicked off with the annual awards banquet on Friday May 4th at Lavender Crest. Employees and volunteers were recognized for their years of service. Entertainment was provided by improvisational comedy group, “Guys in Ties.”
On Monday the main hallways were decorated with red carpets and posters using the theme of “HHH – Avenue of the Stars”. Stars were posted with employee names and hospital hallways were temporarily re-named with the Hollywood theme (Rodeo Drive, Sunset Strip, Hollywood Boulevard. etc). Employees were encouraged to attend special events all week, which included several snacks and meals, games, massages and manicures, speakers, and door prizes. Employees were encouraged to visit other departments for “autographs” from co-workers. Completed autograph cards were entered into a drawing for special prizes of Geneseo Chamber gift certificates and movie passes. One lunch and learn was enjoyed during the week with Carrie Boelens speaking on “Laughter is the Best Medicine” and another presentation was “The Value of Mentoring” by Eric Rowell of Augustana College. Employee gifts were distributed on “Sunset Strip”, which was set up in the south service building. Employees played Hollywood-themed games and enjoyed some popcorn.
The week culminated with a silent auction fundraiser. Employees had generously created theme basket donations, accepting silent bids until Friday afternoon. All proceeds were donated to Geneseo Food Pantry, totaling $712. That afternoon a sundae bar was enjoyed in the cafeteria with administration scooping the ice cream for the employees.
Hammond-Henry Hospital administration, board members and the Hospital Week committee commend all Hammond-Henry employees for their contributions to making the hospital a true ‘shining star’ for the community.