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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. May 14, 2020 – This week is ‘National Hospital Week,’ which aims to spotlight every hospital, health system and person involved in keeping our communities healthy and well. While social distancing measures have changed the way Dignity Health regional hospitals are celebrating this year, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital leaders understood, now more than ever, the recognition of this observance week is especially important as staff continues to manage through an unprecedented pandemic.

This week care staff members will be treated to sweet treats that ranged from cheesecake to cupcakes, among many others. The SNMH Auxiliary and the CLIF Bar Company contributed donations. Celebratory activities include a daily raffle drawing.

Tammy Walker, RN, ATC

“Every year, this observance week provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on the important work being realized by our staff year-round,” Dr. Brian Evans, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital president. “I am so proud of this team as they have shown an extraordinary amount of resiliency, commitment and compassion through what has been a very difficult time.”

Hospital leaders hope to hold a bigger celebration when it is appropriate to gather once again in larger groups. In the meantime, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital would like to remind the community that the hospital and ER are safe and that no one should delay seeking medical care.