National Patient Recognition Day is an annual event that forms the heart of National Patient Recognition Week. The day and the week aim to highlight the needs of people receiving healthcare treatment in various settings. That includes people receiving treatment for substance use disorders. In this way, Recognition Day promotes access to vital addiction recovery resources. Every year, it serves two audiences: healthcare workers and the general public. Each of these audiences plays a vital role in ensuring that patients in treatment receive the proper support.
At BrightView, we place an enduring emphasis on meeting the needs of people in substance recovery. On Recognition Day and throughout the year, we strive to make the treatment process both convenient and effective. For more information on how we fulfill these goals, call us today
National Patient Recognition Day for Healthcare Workers
Healthcare workers perform crucial jobs that help society function from day to day. They also typically perform these jobs under heavy workloads and in high-stress situations. In such circumstances, even the most dedicated professionals can find it difficult to:
- Maintain a high level of morale
- Remember to treat each patient as an individual
- Keep patient satisfaction in mind as a key objective
At BrightView, we offer a wide range of individualized treatment programs to further the recovery of all those in our care. Outpatient MAT programs, addiction therapy programs, and programs to treat specific substance use disorders help patients manage their symptoms, understand their addiction, and begin the road to recovery.
Recognition Day serves as a reminder to healthcare workers. It gives them an opportunity to regroup, refocus and re-commit to a patient-centered approach. It also allows them to reflect on ways to improve that approach and provide better care.
National Patient Recognition Day for the General Public
Many people across the U.S. have family, friends, or other loved ones in need of care for substance use disorder. Friends and family of those in treatment have a clear interest in promoting access to quality care. This is the best way to help ensure that their loved ones get the help they need.
However, society as a whole also has a vested interest in making high-quality substance treatment available. That’s true because untreated substance use disorder has high societal costs in terms of:
- Money spent on healthcare
- Lost personal and social productivity
- The well-being and vibrancy of communities of all sizes
Recognition Day is an opportunity to highlight these kinds of costs. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the need for greater treatment resources and availability. These same facts also apply to National Patient Recognition Week as a whole.
Highlighting Patient Stories During Patient Recognition Week
To truly gauge patient satisfaction, those in treatment must have the opportunity to express themselves. This is crucial for devising more effective methods of meeting patients’ needs. It’s also crucial to put these methods into action.
For these reasons, patient stories are often shared during Recognition Day and Recognition Week. These stories help remind healthcare workers and the public that patient satisfaction is not a hypothetical issue. It’s a real-world issue that affects everyone in one way or another.
Making Every Day National Patient Recognition Day
The ultimate goal of Patient Recognition Day and Patient Recognition Week is to make patient satisfaction an ongoing concern.
This is the best way to ensure that the annual celebrations have their intended impact. Organizers of these events stress this long-term outlook. Look for opportunities to support this goal at the local, regional or national level.
BrightView: Supporting the Goals of Recognition Day Through Quality Treatment
BrightView supports and promotes annual celebrations like National Patient Recognition Day. We consider this support part of our ongoing mission of providing quality treatment to anyone with substance problems. Call us today at 888.501.9865 to learn more about supporting a better approach to addiction treatment.