Bolivar Medical Center Marks National Hospital Week

May 11, 2020

Bolivar Medical Center is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15. Each May, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to pause and honor the millions of healthcare professionals who dedicate their lives to taking care of people in their greatest times of need, and to recognize the positive difference hospitals and healthcare organizations make in the communities they serve.

“As our community continues the fight against COVID-19, the pivotal role our healthcare workers play in the well-being of society is clearer than ever,” said Rob Marshall, chief executive officer (CEO) of Bolivar Medical Center. “Their tireless efforts on the front lines of this disease and their commitment to quality care and patient safety year-round are critical to our mission of Making Communities Healthier. We proudly honor these heroes during National Hospital Week and commend their inspiring efforts to serve others.”

Bolivar Medical Center will be marking the national observance with a celebration at an advanced date, but at this time, we are offering a way for everyone in the community to leave a special note of thanks for hospital employees at www.thankahealthcarehero.com.

The hospital plays an important role in supporting the health and vitality of the Mississippi Delta region all year long. From welcoming 27 new providers and expanding services in 2019, to investing more than $600k in new clinical technology and facility improvements, Bolivar Medical Center is committed to meeting the evolving health needs of the community and enhancing access to high quality care close to home.

As one of the region’s economic leaders, the organization employs more than 500 staff and contributed more than $5.2 million in taxes to the local and state economies last year. Additionally, it is proud to sponsor a number of local community organizations and non-profits, including the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Team and Corporate Sponsor, American Heart Association, Boy Scouts of America, Cleveland Junior Auxiliary Club, Cleveland Exchange Club, Cleveland Rotary Club, Cleveland Park Commission, United Way and many more. Ensuring that everyone has access to the high-quality and compassionate care they need is a top priority for the organization and fundamental to its mission. In 2019 alone, Bolivar Medical Center provided nearly $26 million of charity and other uncompensated care, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.

“Cleveland is a wonderful place to call home, and we are privileged to have a significant impact on its health and economic well-being,” said Marshall. “As we celebrate National Hospital Week amid unprecedented challenges this year and begin to look to the future, we are aware that healthcare – like other aspects of life – might look a little different. What will not change, though, is our mission and our commitment to this community. We will continue to put the health and well-being of our neighbors first, ensuring safe places of care and a healthier community for us all.”

About Bolivar Medical Center

A part of LifePoint Hospitals®, Bolivar Medical Center's Emergency Department is a level 4 trauma center, and wait times are available on the website. BMC is a 164 bed acute-care general hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, which offers a full complement of medical and surgical services. The hospital also offers a wide array of outpatient services and in addition, includes a 35-bed nursing home, 12 swing beds and 12 geropsychology beds.