Mille Lacs Health System is celebrating Health Care Week May 11-15. National Hospital Week also occurs at the same time, and National Nurse’s Week is May 6 – 12. However, because MLHS has many facets of healthcare operations, and wishes to honor everyone who works in its facilities, Health Care Week was created and designated to acknowledge all employees.
“We want to show appreciation for everyone who works in any capacity for us,” said Bill Nelson, CEO of MLHS, "in all our various departments, throughout the whole system. There are so many people who work in not only patient care but for our employees, as well as those who support all the different operations of the facility as a whole. This week is for them."
The week has events planned such as an Ice Cream Social for employees, as well as a picnic for all employees and their families. In addition, each day has a theme around which employees can plan for informal attire and other activities.
“It’s our way to say thank you for being a part of the MLHS family,” said Nelson.