After a year that has truly shown the importance of our local health care workers, Animas Surgical Hospital recognizes its nurses, doctors, and staff during National Hospital Week May 9 to May 15.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve learned that a hospital is more than just a brick-and-mortar building. It’s a vital part of our community that promotes care and well-being. Hospitals have represented healing and hope throughout the pandemic,” said Joe Theine, Chief Executive Officer of Animas Surgical Hospital.
Since the pandemic began, rural hospitals in Colorado have played a significant role in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. Animas Surgical Hospital has performed more than 4,600 COVID tests and administered more than 5,000 COVID vaccines. In a year that saw the temporary halt of elective procedures, Animas Surgical Hospital still safely performed 4,500 life-changing surgeries. The facility saw 6,400 visitors to its urgent care and emergency department, performed 8,500 diagnostic imaging procedures, and saw 2,300 internal medicine patients in-person and via telehealth. The pandemic also led to new partnerships and collaboration between hospitals, businesses, local governments, and public health authorities.
“Now, more than ever, National Hospital Week gives us all the opportunity to salute those working in hospitals – physicians, nurses, scrub techs, sterile processing techs, aides, radiology techs, and more. We thank them for their dedication, their perseverance, and their compassion throughout the pandemic and in years to come,” said Theine.