Singing River Health System employees are celebrating National Hospital Week May 8-14. National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. As part of the celebration, employees are being treated to activities throughout the week including an employee picnic and a pancake cook-off.
With more than 2,500 employees, Singing River Health System is one of the largest health care providers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and is one of the largest employers in Jackson County. More than 200 physicians make up the Medical Staff, and approximately 200 volunteers are associated with the Health System.
Singing River Health System is a community health system comprised of two state-of-the-art hospitals – Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs Hospital in Ocean Springs, primary care medical clinics and more than 30 award winning specialized service lines. Singing River Health System exists to improve the quality of life in our community by delivering quality health care and wellness services. For more than 85 years Singing River Health System has compassionately cared for the citizens of Jackson County and southern Mississippi and Alabama.
“We have excellent facilities and technology at Singing River Health System, but it is our outstanding employees, physicians, and volunteers that set us apart,” said Richard Lucas, Director of Communications for Singing River Health System. “We are so very proud of our health care team, a team that takes its mission to the community very seriously and passionately.”
Recently, Singing River Health System celebrated Health System employees for the Best in Mississippi, ranking Singing River Health System as number one on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for overall hospital care, one of 58 total CareChex Quality Awards received this year. Singing River Health System has been recognized as the number one provider in Mississippi for Medical Excellence in Pulmonary Care and Heart Failure Treatment, along with ranking number one in the state for Patient Safety in Vascular Surgery.
Singing River Health System Quick Facts:
- A community owned, not-for-profit health system
- Second largest employer in Jackson County with more than 2,500 employees, physicians, staff and volunteers
- Economic impact exceeding $270 million per year
- One of the largest emergency departments in the state, caring for more than 100,000 patients per year
- Home to award winning Blue Distinction® Centers of Excellence in cardiac care, stroke care and spine and joint surgery
Additional activities included as part of the week-long festivities include an employee health and wellness fair, team participation in the annual Scrub Shirt Scramble relays and a celebrity pancake cook-off with proceeds benefiting the Singing River Health System Foundation.