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Mayor Robbie Skinner Recognizes WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital & Professional Nurses

May 9, 2022, BUCKHANNON, WV: Mayor Robbie Skinner met with representatives of WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital to discuss the importance of the healthcare institution and its healthcare professionals, particularly the nurses, and the lifesaving services each provides to our community daily. In a show of support, the City of Buckhannon proclaimed May 8-14 National Hospital Week and May 6-12 National Nurses’ Week throughout the City

The Mayor’s proclamation reads:

Whereas, The City of Buckhannon is pleased to salute St. Joseph’s Hospital as it celebrates National Nurses’ Week and National Hospital Week;

Whereas, National Nurses’ Week is May 6th to 12th and National Hospital Week is May 8th to 14th. The Theme of National Nurses’ Week is “The Courage to Care, the Strength to Help” and the theme of National Hospital Week is “We are Health Care” and will be celebrated across the country;

Whereas, St. Joseph’s Hospital is staffed by professionals with caring hearts and giving spirits who are inspired by the love of Christ to provide our community with quality health care in ways which respect the God-given dignity of each person and the sacredness of human life;

Whereas, The hard-working staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital deserves universal regard and appreciation for keeping our community healthy;

Be it known that on this 9th day of May
, 2022, I, Robert Neal Skinner, III, Mayor of the City of Buckhannon do hereby declare May 6th to the 14th of 2022, to be National Nurses’ Week and National Hospital Week in Buckhannon, West Virginia, and urge residents to express their appreciation for St. Joseph’s Hospital and its staff who make trustworthy, quality healthcare possible in our community.


Robert Neal Skinner, III, Mayor
City of Buckhannon

Left to Right: Randy Sanders, City Recorder; Lisa Wharton, Vice President of Marketing, Public Relations & Foundation; Skip Gjolberg, President & CEO; Sister Francesca Lowis, Vice President of Mission Integration; Mayor Robbie Skinner; Misti Elmore, RN, Director of Emergency Department & Outpatient Services; Kevin Stingo, RN, Director of Surgical Services; and Janet Phillips, RN, Director of Medical-Surgical Services & CC.