For two weeks in May, we celebrate a fortnight of appreciation in the healthcare industry.
First, Nurses Week is May 6th- 12th and is just the beginning of two weeks of recognition of heroes in healthcare.
In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared May 6-12 as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. The U.S. has more than 4 million registered nurses.
For many patients, a nurse is their focal point of contact when they are in a medical facility. Nurses get familiar with their patients and make a connection with them to ensure a comfortable process. From room checks to blood work to monitoring vitals, and so many duties in between, nurses handle so many aspects of a patient’s care in a given day. The long hours and tireless efforts by nurses are so appreciated by patients and staff alike.
National Nurses Week is a time for individuals, employers, other health care professionals, community leaders and yes, even other nurses, to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of nurses and what they do. Each year, the Nurses Week celebration ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Florence Nightingale is the founder of modern nursing and the trailblazer for nurses everywhere. We want to thank Florence for her contribution to the medical field, and to thank nurses for who you are and what you all provide.
But that's not the only thing we're celebrating.
National Hospital Week is from May 12th through the 18th and celebrates hope and healing, along with recognizing the hospitals, health systems, and all who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and care from the heart. Hospital Week is one of the biggest celebrations in the healthcare industry.
There are so many people that make a hospital work. At every level of the business, there is a dedicated person bringing their talents to the table to allow hospitals to care for and heal patients in need.
Celebrating National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to thank all of those dedicated individuals for their contributions. From physicians, nurses, therapists and engineers, to food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more, they work as a team geared for one goal. That goal is healing.
Join us at Post Acute Medical in thanking nurses, doctors, staff and all medical personnel in our hospitals across the country while we celebrate Nurses Week and Hospital Week.