Commissioners Applaud Johnston Health’s Dedication To Keeping Communities Healthy

The Johnston County Board of Commissioners is joining the nationwide celebration to honor our hospitals and hospital professionals.

In proclaiming May 7-13 to be Hospital Week in Johnston County, they encourage all Johnston County residents to express their appreciation for the people, facilities and technologies that make world class health care possible in our communities.

With locations in Smithfield and Clayton, Johnston Health employs more than 1,600 people. In 2016, the health care system had more than 150,000 patient visits, delivered more than 1,500 babies and performed more than 6,300 surgeries.

From left to right, Johnston County Commissioners Larry Wood, Ted G. Godwin, Jeffrey P. Carver, Allen L. Mims, Jr., Cookie Pope, Keith Branch and Chad M. Stewart join together in proclaiming May 7-13 to be Hospital Week. Carver is holding up one of the T-shirts that Johnston Health has given to all employees and volunteers to wear next week and at the Champions 5K and 10K on Saturday.

The proclamation says Johnston Health has been a dedicated community partner for more than 65 years. It is the heart of health care in Johnston County and is dedicated to providing expert care close to home.

Johnston Health employees and all hospital professionals deserve recognition and appreciation for their dedication to keeping our communities healthy, the proclamation says.

Johnston Health is the health care system serving Johnston County. It operates acute care hospitals in Smithfield and Clayton, which are licensed for a combined 199 beds. Since February 2014, Johnston Health has been part of UNC Health Care.