(LaPorte, IN) - It’s National Hospital Week. LaPorte Hospital president and CEO Ashley Dickinson say this year's hospital week has a deeper meaning because of the work involved with COVID-19 and keeping everyone safe. Dickinson says LaPorte Hospital is used to respond to the crisis but the pandemic is unlike anything experienced previously. She says the hospital has taken extraordinary steps to maintain a safe environment so no one needing medical care should hesitate to seek it. The appreciation shown by the community for the efforts of frontline workers has been gratifying.