Memorial Hospital to Provide Blankets
All patients who are admitted to Memorial Hospital on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day will receive a gift that is designed to warm their bodies and hearts. Nurses in the inpatient units will distribute the fleece stadium blankets that are wrapped in a Memorial-branded case during these days.
“At Memorial, we are sensitive to the inconveniences caused by health problems and being admitted to the hospital, especially during the holidays,” explains Ken McHattie, Director of Patient Experience and leader of the Employee Recognition Committee that coordinates the distribution of the Christmas blankets. This committee also recognizes Memorial employees who provide excellent care and demonstrate excellent customer service skills throughout the year. “The past few years these blankets have been able to make the season a bit brighter for our patients, and we’re happy to continue this program,” he adds.