Pictured, from left, are city recorder Randy Sanders, president of St. Joseph's Hospital public relations, marketing and Foundation Lisa Wharton, hospital president and CEO Skip Gjolberg, vice president of mission integration Sister Francesca Lowis, mayor Robbie Skinner, Misti Elmore, Kevin Stingo and Janet Phillips. / Photo by Monica Zalaznik

City salutes health care providers during National Hospital Week, National Nurses’ Week

BUCKHANNON — The City of Buckhannon on Monday proclaimed May 8-14 National Hospital Week and May 6-12 National Nurses’ Week throughout the municipality.

The proclamation appears in full below:

Whereas, The City of Buckhannon is pleased to salute St. Joseph’s Hospital as it celebrates National Nurses’ Week and National Hospital Week;

Whereas, National Nurses’ Week is May 6th to 12th and National Hospital Week is May 8th to 14th. The Theme of National Nurses’ Week is “The Courage to Care, the Strength to Help” and the theme of National Hospital Week is “We are Health Care” and will be celebrated across the country;

Whereas, St. Joseph’s Hospital is staffed by professionals with caring hearts and giving spirits who are inspired by the love of Christ to provide our community with quality health care in ways which respect the God-given dignity of each person and the sacredness of human life;

Whereas, The hard-working staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital deserves universal regard and appreciation for keeping our community healthy;

Be it known that on this 9th day of May, 2022, I, Robert Neal Skinner, III, Mayor of the City of Buckhannon do hereby declare May 6th to the 14th of 2022, to be National Nurses’ Week and National Hospital Week in Buckhannon, West Virginia, and urge residents to express their appreciation for St. Joseph’s Hospital and its staff who make trustworthy, quality healthcare possible in our community.


Robert Neal Skinner, III, Mayor
City of Buckhannon

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