February 7, 2013 – Delano Regional Medical Center honored patients in tangible ways on National Patient Recognition Day, February 7th .
“Patient well being, loyalty, and satisfaction are continually cited as a top concern among healthcare providers,” says Bahram Ghaffari, Executive Director. Further, “National Patient Recognition Day is a golden opportunity for our management team, physicians, nurses, technologists, technicians, ancillary personnel, and volunteers to demonstrate that patient needs go beyond the technical aspects of medical care. It also includes empathy, accuracy, and encouragement,” said Mr. Ghaffari.
At DRMC we believe National Patient Recognition Day is a chance to examine and demonstrate our commitment to patient care, consumer advocacy, and patient-inspired best practices and outcomes. “Most healthcare observances focus on healthcare personnel,” said, Sherri Johnson, RN, Chief Nursing Officer. “National Patient Recognition Day is a chance to honor the patients we serve.”
Founded in 1995, and celebrated the first week (seven days) in February and officially recognized on February 7, National Patient Recognition Week recalls the mindset to put care before capitalism, so we don’t forget our reason for being, caring for those in need of medical and health care.
Photo: Ester Tugade, DRMC Nutritional Services Coordinator, with DRMC patient Nicasiso Alejandro. Patients were treated to flowers, cards, and a dessert prepared for their specific dietary needs.