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Adventist Health Lodi Memorial families celebrated Hospital Week with burgers, Bingo and blessings

Employee News May 16, 2018 - Adventist Health Lodi Memorial joined with 5,000 hospitals nationwide to celebrate Hospital Week to honor the men and women who serve in health care and support the health and well-being of their patients. 

Every day between May 6 and May 11, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial held hospital-wide activities to honor the physicians, nurses, therapists, radiologists, nursing assistants and support staff who make up the roughly 1,400 employees who offer health support to the Lodi community. 

“I am continuously astounded by the commitment and dedication to care our employees have for our patients that they care for every single day,” Adventist Health Lodi Memorial President Daniel Wolcott said. “Hospital Week is a great opportunity to have fun together, share our appreciation for each of our employees and thank them for going above and beyond for our community.”

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial kicked off Hospital Week early May 6 with breakfast burritos for those coming off the night and weekend shifts. The festivities continued Monday with ice cream socials for its main and west campuses. The week also included employee barbecues, a yogurt parfait breakfast and Popcorn & Bingo afternoon. Chaplain Chris Hagen lead Blessing of the Hands ceremonies, where employees took a few minutes for thoughtful reflection and prayer to bless their hands as they help patients and family members through their health care journeys.

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Our compassionate and talented team of 33,300 includes more than 24,600 employees; 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 3,700 volunteers working together in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in 19 hospitals, more than 280 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 13 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. Together, our team is inspired to transform the health experience of our communities, with our unique focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing.