WRMC Celebrates Hospital Week

May 7, 2018

Each year, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the more than 5 million healthcare professionals who provide safe, high quality healthcare in their communities. On May 6-12, Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) will join the American Hospital Association in celebrating these “Every Day Heroes” for their dedication, compassion and commitment to excellence.

“Our people are the heartbeat of our hospital,” said Richard Keddington, chief executive officer of Watertown Regional Medical Center. “From our physicians, nurses and clinical teams, to our greeters, food service employees and environmental services staff, our talented employees work hard each and every day to deliver compassionate, high quality care and make our patients and their families feel as comfortable as possible during their visit. I am so thankful for their relentless commitment to advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”

National Hospital Week also recognizes the many contributions that hospitals and health systems make in their communities, beyond providing healthcare services. In our own community, WRMC is a vital contributor to local communities’ economic health, providing jobs for 722 individuals, giving more than $2.3 million in charity care in the last year and sponsoring a number of local organizations and philanthropic events, including the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Watertown Family Center, Watertown Unified School District and Rainbow Hospice Care.

“We are honored to be part of a great community and to be an economic and philanthropic leader here,” Keddington said. “I am so grateful for our ability to enhance the overall well-being of our community through the contributions we make – both inside and outside our hospital walls – and I am so proud of our employees who help make those contributions possible. They are an extraordinary team of individuals, and I am honored to work alongside them, not just during National Hospital Week, but year-round. They truly are our “Every Day Heroes.”