Hospital employees nationwide are being acknowledged for their contributions during the 2014 National Hospital Week being held from May 11th to the 17th. The American Hospital Association (AHA) sponsors the week-long event with this year’s theme being “Compassion, Innovation, Dedication: The Commitment Continues.” Candidate Direct understands that it takes dedicated professionals to make hospitals run smoothly and efficiently. More than a staffing agency, The Candidate Direct Marketplace is a network of healthcare employers, staffing agencies, and healthcare candidates – all connected by web-based technology. Hospital hiring managers and their recruitment agencies utilize the Candidate Direct Marketplace to source, recruit, and hire skilled and experienced healthcare professionals.

It all started on Florence Nightingale’s Birthday May 12, 1921. A Chicago magazine editor declared National Hospital Day to boost trust in city hospitals in the wake of the Spanish Flu. As more states adopted the event the holiday went weeklong in 1953. As you know, National Hospital Week is about awareness. It’s a reminder of the important role hospitals play in fostering community health, giving the sick hope and bringing new lives into the world. Without hospitals in America, it’s scary to think where we’d be. During this year’s “Champions of Care” event, celebrated by hospitals nationwide May 8-14, facility organizers will be reaching out to communities with health & wellness fairs, educational events, open houses, novelties and other promotions and activities to give thanks and encourage families to use hospital facilities. Hospital Week and staffing solutionsFor some hospital administrators, National Hospital Week signifies a "tightening up of the ship." A closer look at efficiencies and workflows, sanitation, patient safety and bedside care. It’s a time to reward top performers and send a message to nurse and referring physician communities that excellence begets recognition at your facility. Until recently, tracking workforce performance was a daunting task. Managers [+]

©2008 Demo .