Ashley Dickinson, CEO Northwest Health in honor of National Hospital Week

Ashley Dickinson, CEO Northwest Health in honor of National Hospital Week

Good health. We all want it – a life where our bodies remain strong and able, allowing us to do the things we most enjoy. And, there's never been a time when good health and wellbeing have been more essential for our human connections, whether it is the opportunity to hug our loved ones, meet the first grandchild, play with our teams, or gather with friends again.

At Northwest Health, we understand how important your health is, so whenever you need us, we’re dedicated to helping you get well and live healthier. Delivering on this mission takes tremendous resources, coordination and the commitment of a skilled and compassionate team.

Many essential workers keep hospitals open and running 24/7 – always available for your family. Housekeepers and maintenance workers keep our facilities safe, clean and operational. Registration staff welcome you and case managers make sure you are discharged safely when your visit is over. In between, physicians review your condition, make diagnoses, order care and perform procedures that can save your life or improve your condition. Dietary staff prepare and deliver meals to our patients based on the nutritional requirements recommended by their doctors. Nurses provide care at the bedside to help ensure better outcomes, recovery and comfort. Surgical, imaging and other technicians perform important tests and procedures. Lab techs, pharmacy workers, therapists, supply chain managers, educators, and so many more people work together to make sure you have access to the medical care you need.

The people inside the walls of the Northwest Health hospitals aren't just skilled professionals and hard-working support teams. This past year, against a global pandemic, they have been heroes in our midst, unwavering in the fight for the health of their patients and the wellbeing of our community.

So I hope you will join us during National Hospital Week, May 9 – 15, 2021, as we salute and honor our local hospital team along with hospitals and healthcare workers across Northwest Indiana and across this country. Take time to thank your doctors and nurses and all of the others who are here for you – always.

With much gratitude,

Ashley Dickinson, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Northwest Health