MANKATO (TEC News) - As a way to help celebrate the staff and services of the Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic, the hospital is taking part in National Hospital Week. The celebration, which runs from May12-18, dates all the way back to 1921 in Chicago, Ill., where it started as a way to alleviate the public's fear of hospitals. No longer are hospitals a place where people go to die, said Candace Fenske, CEO of Madelia Hospital and Clinic, but, instead, a place where patients go to receive top-quality medical care, and those responsible for that care deserve recognition: Fenske 1 "our community" :17
The celebration included scavenger hunts, gift giving to hospital employees, and a retirement party for a retiring physical therapist. The hospital's board of directors was brought in, too, to help honor each department and their 100 full- and part-time staff members. It's important that all of the employees know how important they are in providing healthcare in a rural setting, said Fenske. For more information about the Madelia Hospital and Clinic or National Hospital Week, call the hospital at 642-3255.