NNRH Observes National Hospital Week

May 10, 2020

ELKO, Nevada – Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital (NNRH) is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is being 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 Simpson, chief executive officer of NNRH. “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.”

The hospital administration will be marking the observance by buying lunch for all NNRH employees throughout the week. Community members are encouraged 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 northeastern Nevada all year long. In 2019, NNRH welcomed 16 new providers and invested nearly $650,000 in new clinical technology and facility improvements.

NNRH 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 300 staff members and contributed more than 2 million dollars in taxes to the local and state economies last year. Additionally, the hospital is proud to sponsor a number of local community organizations and non-profits, including Boys and Girls Clubs of Elko, Communities in Schools, the Elko Cancer Network, Friends In Service Helping, Horizon Hospice, and the Northern Nevada EMS Consortium.

Ensuring that everyone has access to the high-quality and compassionate care they need is a top priority for the hospital and fundamental to its mission. In 2019 alone, NNRH provided nearly 17 million dollars of charity and other uncompensated care, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.

“Elko County is a wonderful place to call home, and we are privileged to have a significant impact on its health and economic well-being,” Simpson remarked. “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.”