Published on April 30, 2021

Our Team Celebrates: Hospital “Month” 2021

Hospital Month artwork

This year, North Mississippi Health Services will observe our very own Hospital Month throughout May. Hospital Month is a time to celebrate our accomplishments and successes as a health care family and honor the sacrifices made, resiliency shown, and dedication to our patients and families demonstrated throughout the past year during the pandemic.

Ensuring that each of our teammates feels appreciated, valued and connected is an important component of our organization's culture. In addition, our mission is to continuously improve the health of the people of our region. Our mission keeps us focused on our shared purpose, and our teammates are the ones who fulfill that purpose each day by caring for our patients, families and communities.

As we continue moving through COVID-19 and ahead to a brighter future together, we will enhance our organizational focus around wellness. Creating a healthy environment for our staff also creates a healthy environment for our patients and families. Integrating a focus on wellness into our culture means fostering an environment that encourages and promotes the well-being of our teammates. It also means implementing ways for teammates to be healthier at the workplace and helping them create healthy habits in both their personal and professional lives.

Our teammates' wellness has a direct impact on their own experiences with us, how they feel mentally and physically, and thus impacts the growth, strength and sustainability of our organization. Prioritizing our team's wellbeing is a key determinant of how valued and supported our people feel in their roles, and how successful our organization becomes because of our people.

We are looking forward to providing a month full of virtual games, events, celebrations, resources and connections focused on nurturing our teammates' personal wellness. Some of the events and offerings include a virtual concert, virtual cooking and painting classes, live events coordinated by our Wellness Centers, lunch and learn events, prize drawings, weekly virtual games and more.

We are so grateful for everything our team continues to do for our communities, patients and families. We invite members of the community to participate in our month-long celebration by turning on your porch lights every Thursday during May in honor of the fearless health care workers throughout our system and submitting original artwork of your version of a healthy, happy health care worker. Please share photos of your porch/outdoor lights, artwork and other uplifting messages on social media using the hashtags #YouGlowHealthCareHeroes and #ConnectNMMC.

We can't wait to celebrate our team!

Prioritizing our team's wellbeing is a key determinant of how valued and supported our people feel in their roles, and how successful our organization becomes because of our people.