Hospital Week Combines Old and New Traditions

This year’s Hospital Week offered something for everyone: food, fun, games, service and a renewed focus on wellness. Look below to see how much fun everyone had!

Baptist Booneville

Baptist Booneville held a picnic for team members and their families, and a great time was had by all.

Baptist Carroll County

Team members enjoyed good food and fellowship at a “Cowboy Cookout,” a fiesta, an employee health fair in McKenzie, “Breakfast at Baptist” and other activities.

Baptist Collierville

Baptist Collierville celebrated Hospital Week by collecting canned food items for the Collierville Food Pantry. Team members donated nearly 200 units of food, which hospital chaplain Ken Frazier delivered to the Collierville Food Bank.

Baptist Corporate

Baptist Corporate team members turned back the clock for some old school fun during a carnival on the last day of Hospital Week. In addition, Shana Scales, Debbie Thomson and Casey Marcom were the big winners of the annual Guessing Jar contest.

Baptist DeSoto

Hospital leaders took an active role in Baptist DeSoto’s Hospital Week activities, serving lunch and sundaes, as well as bravely volunteering for dunk tank duty. The hospital also tended to team members’ spiritual and physical health through prayer and guidance.

Baptist Tipton

At Baptist Tipton, volunteers raised scholarship money for students pursuing health care careers, and team members took a well-deserved break to have some fun in the sun.

Baptist Union City

Service was a common theme throughout Baptist Union City’s Hospital Week. Not only did team members hold a Teddy Bear Clinic for 139 kindergartners, members of the lab team helped provide blood chemistry tests for their co-workers.

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

A literal cash grab capped Mississippi Baptist Medical Center’s Hospital Week festivities. Team members also enjoyed ice cream and other treats, as well as a picnic.

NEA Baptist

One of the most meaningful activities of the week at NEA Baptist was its “Day of Giving,” where 252 team members and three patients pledged a total of $20,000 to the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation. The donations will benefit nine funds that support causes such as a grief camp for kids, the Employee Assistance Fund and Friends of Nursing. The environmental services and facilities teams even held fundraisers for the Day of Giving.


Team members at the Centralized Business Office in Memphis, Baptist Corporate, Baptist Collierville and Baptist Memphis turned out in force for “Laps with Lia,” a vigorous walk led by Baptist Wellness Director Lia Lansky. Baptist Collierville team members also “got centered” during an exercise activity.