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Good Samaritan Celebrates Nurses Week

Good Samaritan Celebrates Nurses Week

Celebrated between May 6, National Nurses Day, and May 12, the birthdate of Florence Nightingale, Nurses Week gives everyone the opportunity to thank nurses for their dedication to patient care. Locally, Good Samaritan is celebrating Nurses Week a little early from May 2 to May 6.

“Nurses week is an opportunity to recognize the amazing work that nurses do every day. The role of the nurse is very complex, and 21st Century nursing is the key to holding a patient’s health care journey together,” said Rachel Spalding, Chief Nursing Officer. “Whenever and wherever there is someone in need of care, nurses work tirelessly to identify and protect the needs of the individual across the health care landscape. There are more than 4 million registered nurses in the United States today, meaning that one in every 100 people is a registered nurse. We must take a moment to continue to recognize the contributions of nurses and let them know how important they are, and how thankful we are to have them in our communities, clinics, education or hospitals.”

Nurses at Good Samaritan, and everywhere, provide care in a variety of modalities. Whether they are assisting in the delivery of babies, caring for a trauma patient in the ER, taking vitals in a provider office, or educating future nurses, their work is appreciated and valued.

Throughout Nurses Week, Good Samaritan is showing their appreciation with free breakfast, gifts, fun activities and a special awards ceremony for those who have went above and beyond in nursing this past year.