In recent weeks, and as always, our nurses have demonstrated dedication, compassion and resiliency during one of the most trying times in our nation’s history, and the Hospitals of Providence honors their hard work as part of National Nurses Week.
“During these extraordinary times, we are deeply thankful for all of our nurses and the hard work they put in each and every day,” said Nicholas Tejeda, Group Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence. “This celebratory week is about paying tribute to them and the daily impact they have on our patients’ lives.”
National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The year 2020, Florence’s 200th birthday, has been declared the Year of the Nurse.
“Like Florence Nightingale, hundreds of thousands of nurses stand on the front lines ready to care for our family, friends and loved ones,” THOP officials shared. “as Florence Nightingale did in her time, our nurses’ represent a profession of advocacy and strength and are respected for their compassion and commitment to patient care.”
Nursing has been described as an art and a science that embraces dedicated people with varied interests and strengths. Our nurses have many roles – from staff nurse to nursing leader and educator to nurse practitioner – and they serve these roles with a passion for the profession and a strong commitment to patient safety.
“This week The Hospitals of Providence will celebrate our nurses to thank them for their contributions,” said Tejeda. “Now more than ever, we are truly proud to recognize the difference our nurses make in the lives of our community through their tireless effort, expertise, care and compassion.”
During National Nurses Week, hospitals and other healthcare organizations across the country are encouraged to educate the public about the role nurses play in caring for our community.