Lima Memorial Health System was recently awarded the 2018 Silver, Commitment to Excellence Award by The Partnership for Excellence (TPE). The award recognizes LMHS for performance excellence through innovation, results and visionary leadership using the internationally-recognized Baldrige Excellence Framework.
The numbers are startling- stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of disability. Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers from a stroke, and every 4 minutes someone dies from a stroke. Every year approximately 800,000 people have a stroke, and 1 in 20 deaths are due to a stroke. What’s more, stroke costs the United States an estimated $34 billion each year.
Lima Memorial Health System is celebrating National Hospital and Nurses Week, May 6 – 12. Lima Memorial will host a number of activities throughout Hospital Week, including a meal for all associates and volunteers, along with a gift. In addition a Blessing of the Hands will be conducted throughout the week that will include an anointing and special prayer for nurses and hospital caregivers as a sign of the care and healing they offer to patients and their families.