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By Suzanne Smith
SPECIAL TO TALON - SJRMC Chief Nursing Officer 



Hospitals are essential anchors in our communities. You may not know this, but San Juan Regional Medical Center is a community owned non-profit hospital. Our hospital is your hospital and we are here for you whenever you need us – whether it’s a routine checkup, a visit to the Emergency Department, or an unexpected stay in the hospital.

As a community owned non-profit hospital, San Juan Regional Medical Center delivers enormous value to our community through programs to promote wellness and prevention. Most of these programs are offered as community benefit because it is part of who we are. San Juan Regional Medical Center was founded by Dr. G.W. Sammons and Dr. A.M. Smith in 1910 to make sure our community had access to healthcare. Today, we continue that commitment to keeping our community healthy. We take pride in our community partnerships and work hard to serve you, our community members. We are constantly tailoring benefits to meet the needs of our community. Whether it’s providing free diabetes education classes, organizing the annual A Fair of the Heart Health Fair and Goosebump Race, or implementing baby-friendly practices to help new mothers, we strive to lead our community to make positive changes to benefit your health.

A report released by Ernst & Young in October reveals just how much non-profit hospitals give back to their communities. For every dollar invested in non-profit hospitals via their federal tax exemption, they deliver $11 in benefits back to their communities in the form of healthcare services to treat illness and disease as well as maintain the health and well-being of their communities.

As a values-driven organization, our hospital employees, physicians and volunteers come together with the principal motivation of doing worthwhile work and making a difference. As we celebrate National Hospital Week, we would like to extend our gratitude to our nearly 2,000 employees who work day and night to bring quality healthcare to our community. Thank you for your commitment to our patients and your dedication to our mission to personalize healthcare and create enthusiasm and vitality in healing.


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