Paris Regional Medical Center 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 Steve Hyde, chief executive officer (CEO) of PRMC. “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.”
PRMC encourages community members to leave a special note of thanks for hospital employees at www.thankahealthcarehero.com.
The hospital plays an important role in supporting the health and vitality of Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma all year long. From welcoming 36 new providers and expanding services, to investing more than $3.7 million in new clinical technology and facility improvements in 2019 alone, Paris Regional Medical Center 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 more than 900 team members and contributed more than $8.5 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 Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph’s Community Foundation, United Way of Lamar County and local school districts. 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, PRMC provided more than $60 million of charity and other uncompensated care, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.