In case you didn’t already know this, May 7-13 is National Hospital Week. This recognition initially began as a day, created in 1921 to promote confidence and education in hospitals following the Spanish flu. The President of the United States at the time, Warren G. Harding saw this as a way to rebuild the public’s trust in the city hospitals after the Spanish flu claimed more than 675,000 Americans.
In 1953, National Hospital Day was changed to include an entire week in order to help educate the public about medical examinations and treatments. Now we use this week to also help honor those who work in a hospital setting, and recognize all of the day-to-day hard work, especially throughout the pandemic.
This week, May 6-12, we also recognize National Nurses Week, in honor […]