Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center joined the many other healthcare organizations across the Country to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2017. This year’s theme was “Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit.” Every year, National Nurses Week focusses attention on the diverse ways American’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals.
David Ferris, RN, MSHA, chief nursing officer at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center stated,
“This Nurses Week, we would like to extend a special thanks to our over 150 nurses. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of quality care to our patients.” He continued, “They deserve recognition for their hard work and delivery of compassionate care.” Ferris concluded, “We are very fortunate to have such a highly-skilled nursing staff at Claxton-Hepburn.”
Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, who comprise the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American Society.
Please join us this Nurses Week, and all year long in saying “Thank you” to our nurses for all they do, because your tomorrow is worth defending.