OCH celebrates Nurses Week, Hospital Week

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 12 May 2023 at 6:29 am

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health has been celebrating Nurses Week May 6 to 12 and Hospital Week from May 7 to 13.

During the past week, teams at Medina Memorial Hospital, Albion Healthcare Center, Dialysis centers in Medina and Batavia and the Middleport lab draw station have been acknowledged with special events.

“Hospital Week provides an opportunity to showcase all of our teams throughout Orleans Community Health,” said Scott Robinson, director of Marketing at Community Partners. “A schedule of events has been scheduled for departments to take part in during the week, all centered around the ‘Spirit Week’ theme.”

There are also opportunities in which the community can participate, Robinson said. Burger King donated a portion of their proceeds to Orleans Community Health Foundation from purchases made on Wednesday.

Additionally, everyone is welcome to attend a Vendor Fair and Farmers’ Market from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the parking lot of Medina Memorial Hospital. A food truck will be on site. Vendors will include Catherine Street Bakery, Baker Farms (eggs, dehydrated garlic and meat), Flower Fields Forever (bouquets and flowers), Jeannie Wodo (wreath orders),  Judy Szulus (Tupperware), Gardner’s Garden (artisan salts, fudge, jam, popcorn and teas), Blue Groove Coffee, Making it Right Reiki Services and Human Farms (plants and flowers).

Nurses Week will conclude with a celebration to honor Florence Nightingale on her birthday. This year, Orleans Community Health is hosting a brunch for current and former nursing team members. The brunch will provide an opportunity to not only recognize dedicated individuals of today, but honor those who served the community in previous years, Robinson said.

“There’s a reason we call our hospital team ‘healthcare heroes,’” Robinson said. “They spend every day trying to make the community better for everyone. Whether it’s through their involvement in organizations, or assisting those who come through our doors, these individuals are truly some of the best.”