Raleigh General Hospital Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes

May 11, 2020

Raleigh General Hospital Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes

Beckley, W.Va. – May 11, 2020 – Raleigh General Hospital is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15. Each May, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need, and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and healthcare organizations make in the communities they serve.

“As our community continues the fight against COVID-19, the pivotal role our healthcare workers play in the well-being of society is clearer than ever,” said Matt Roberts, chief executive officer (CEO) of Raleigh General Hospital. “Their tireless efforts on the front lines of this disease and their commitment to quality care and patient safety year-round are critical to our mission of Making Communities Healthier. We proudly honor these heroes during National Hospital Week and commend their inspiring efforts to serve others.”

The hospital plays an important role in supporting the health and vitality of Beckley and surrounding areas all year long. From welcoming 49 new providers and expanding services, to investing more than $4 million in new clinical technology and facility improvements, Raleigh General Hospital is committed to meeting the evolving health needs of the community and enhancing access to high quality care close to home.

As one of the region’s economic leaders, the organization employs approximately 1,030 staff and contributed more than $12 million in taxes to the local and state economies last year. Additionally, it is proud to sponsor a number of local community organizations and non-profits, including The United Way, Active Southern West Virginia, American Red Cross, Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, Brian’s Safehouse, Fraternal Order of Police, Hospice of Southern WV/Bowers Hospice House, Mountaineer Youth Sports and several others. Ensuring that everyone has access to the high-quality and compassionate care they need is a top priority for the organization and fundamental to its mission. In 2019 alone, Raleigh General Hospital provided more than $19 million of charity and other uncompensated care, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.

Beckley is a wonderful place to call home, and we are privileged to have a significant impact on its health and economic well-being,” said Nancy Kissinger, chair of Raleigh General Hospital’s board of trustees. “As we celebrate National Hospital Week amid unprecedented challenges this year and begin to look to the future, we are aware that healthcare – like other aspects of life – might look a little different. What will not change, though, is our mission and our commitment to this community. We will continue to put the health and well-being of our neighbors first, ensuring safe places of care and a healthier community for us all.”

About Raleigh General Hospital

A part of LifePoint Health®, Raleigh General Hospital, southern West Virginia’s leading medical center, has served the city of Beckley and surrounding counties since 1921. The acute care hospital offers a full range of services including trauma, obstetrics, advanced imaging, lithotripsy, interventional cardiac care, oncology, emergency, gastroenterology, and advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine services. Additionally, we offer the following surgical services: general, orthopedic, vascular, spine, gynecology, ENT and podiatry. Each year, the hospital admits over 10,000 patients, delivers about 1,100 babies and treats nearly 50,000 people in its emergency department. Approximately 3,500 inpatient surgeries, 8,000 outpatient surgeries and 4,500 endoscopies are performed annually. To learn more about Raleigh General Hospital, visit http://www.raleighgeneral.com.

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