MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – WVU Medicine University Healthcare Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg and Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson will join hospitals and healthcare facilities across the nation in celebration of National Hospital Week 2016.

"Health Care from the Heart" is the theme for this year’s celebration, scheduled for May 8-14. A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal; it’s a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From treating and comforting the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy community.

In addition to celebrating hospitals, National Hospital Week is a time to recognize the men and women who, day in and day out, support the health of their communities through compassionate care, constant innovation, and unwavering, unmatched dedication.

“National Hospital Week is a celebration of people,” Anthony P. Zelenka, WVU Medicine University Healthcare president and CEO, said. “We are extremely proud of each member of our team, and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities.”  

Various events are being planned at both University Healthcare hospitals to observe National Hospital Week, including the annual employee banquet, where staff from Jefferson Medical Center and Berkeley Medical Center will be recognized for their years of service to the hospitals.

“Our employees, physicians, and volunteers want the very best for our patients, and that’s what they bring to our hospitals every day of the year,” Zelenka said, adding that everyone at University Healthcare is committed to supporting the health and well-being of area residents.

For more information: Teresa E. McCabe, University Healthcare Vice President of Marketing and Development, 304-264-1223