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Havasu Regional Medical Center Marks National Hospital Week, Honors Healthcare Heroes
May 11, 2020
Lake Havasu City, AZ, 5/11/2020 Havasu Regional Medical Center (HRMC) 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 Mike Patterson, chief executive officer (CEO) of HRMC. “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.”
HRMC will be marking the national observance by honoring our health care Heros, and we encourage 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 Lake Havasu City all year long. From welcoming new providers and expanding services, to investing $6.6 million in new clinical technology and facility improvements, HRMC 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 750 staff and contributed more than $9,950,995 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 Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Havasu City Fire Department Community Paramedic Program, Marine Corps League, MCC Foundation, New Horizons, Only Orchids, Partnership for Economic Development, Relay for Life, River Cities United Way and St. Vincent De Paul. 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, Havasu Regional Medical Center provided $31,148,624 of charity and other uncompensated care, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.
Lake Havasu City is a wonderful place to call home, and we are privileged to have a significant impact on its health and economic well-being,” said Mike Patterson, CEO. “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 Havasu Regional Medical Center
Havasu Regional Medical Center is a licensed 171 bed acute care facility fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Providing 24 hour emergency services, it is also a state certified Advanced Life Support Base Hospital, authorizing medical direction and support of pre-hospital care providers and fire department paramedic personnel. The facility offers a full complement of patient-centered, community hospital and regional referral services in most major medical disciplines, including open heart and neurosurgery. More than 130 affiliated physicians and allied health professionals comprise the medical staff and represent a broad cross-section of specialty areas. HRMC is partially owned or invested in by physicians. More information can be found on its website at www.HavasuRegional.com