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CPH hosts series of hospital week events

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POTSDAM - Canton-Potsdam Hospital is ringing in National Hospital Week with a community cleanup, “midnight breakfast” for night shift employees and a barbecue lunch.

Randy K. Ferguson, CPH director of corporate communications, said the health care industry presents challenges daily to the CPH staff. It’s important to take a break from day to day issues and thank the staff, he said.

“The health care industry is very challenging and always changing,” he said. “Everyone is on their toes these days.

“It’s that one week a year when we try to focus on the fact that each and every day, everyone at our hospital is making critical contributions to our mission,” he said. “We ... try to make folks know they are appreciated for what they do.”

CPH’s week kicked off Monday with a free barbecue lunch and dinner for employees. Today, the hospital will host an employee ice cream social. Tomorrow, some staff will clean up the village block surrounding the hospital.

From midnight to 2 a.m. Friday, the hospital’s management staff will cook a homemade breakfast for CPH’s night shift employees. The event allows staff who can’t attend the daytime events to enjoy hospital week too, Mr. Ferguson said.

CPH will also celebrate National Nurse’s Week with a pancake breakfast for all nurses Wednesday, a series of educational presentations and a birthday party honoring Florence Nightengale on Friday.

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