Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is celebrating National Nurses Week from May 4 to 8 and National Hospital Week from May 11 to 16 to recognize the hardworking men and women who provide the high quality, compassionate care that patients and their families have come to expect from the hospital. Activities during National Hospital Week will coincide with celebrations to mark the hospital’s 26th anniversary. Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital opened in 1983 with 100 employees and 30 physicians on the medical staff. Today the hospital is the third largest employer in the area with over 850 employees and more than 400 members of the medical staff.
“Our employees are dedicated to helping Houstonians live longer, healthier lives,” says Terry Wheeler, chief executive officer at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. “They treat patients like they would their own family members, friends and neighbors, utilizing the latest technology while always remembering to focus on the personalized care that makes such a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. I am proud of their commitment to quality patient care, willingness to go the extra mile, and motivation to care for our community.”
Hospitals across the country have been celebrating National Hospital Week since 1921. Communities are invited to join in saying “thank you” to the many health care workers who provide quality care throughout the year. National Nurses Week honors the hard work and dedication of nurses. The observance is held in conjunction with the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, on May 12.
“Our employees often refer to their positions at the hospital not as a job, but as a calling,” added Wheeler. “That feeling is reflected in every caring touch and the time they spend listening to each patient. National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week give the rest of us the chance to say ‘thank you’ to these extraordinary people who care for our families and friends.”