Hospital Week

Abrazo West Campus CEO Hans Driessnack admires the cake-decorating contest entries during Hospital Week. (Abrazo Health/Submitted)

Abrazo Health hospitals across the Valley, including Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear, celebrated Hospital Week with team-building activities and treats for employees.

Offering a brief respite from busy schedules, Abrazo West provided daily events for hospital staff including a barbecue, breakfast, cookie deliveries, ice cream sundaes, a candy bar and a cake-decorating contest.

Cake-decorating contest entries were fielded by the biomed, laboratory, interventional radiology, pre-op and recovery, and dietary departments. Employees representing each department were given one hour to decorate a cake.

Finished cakes were displayed outside the cafeteria for judging by employees, visitors and doctors. After two hours of voting, the interventional radiology department entry was declared winner.

“Our hospital employees and providers have worked hard under challenging conditions over the past year. It was nice to have some fun and fellowship during Hospital Week and Nurses Week to recognize the important contributions made by every individual,” Abrazo West Campus CEO Hans Dreissnack said.

“Whether they are working in our cafeteria, keeping our hospital clean, providing safety and security, offering IT support or working directly at the bedside, for example, their commitment to our patients is very much appreciated.”

Abrazo West Campus will hold an on-site hiring event from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at 13677 W. McDowell Road.