MANCHESTER (May 6, 2022) – National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nurses Day and Week promote nursing professionals for their dedication and commitment to advancing the health care field and is organized by the American Nurses Association (ANA).
Nurses provide care in every healthcare setting, in difficult situations and conditions and often at great personal sacrifice. This is a time to celebrate and honor the hard work, sacrifice, commitment, and care provided by nurses all around the country every day of the year. Nurses make up the backbone of the healthcare system as the largest and most diverse of all the healthcare professions.
iCare Health Network employs over 400 Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses in our 12 skilled nursing centers and Touchpoints at Home. These nurses care for patients with medical complications ranging from recovery from orthopedic surgery to congestive heart failure to substance use disorder to behavioral health and memory care and much more. They may have a patient in their care for several days or decades of their career depending on the unit, always becoming a part of their day to day life.
May 12th was selected as the closing day of Nurses Week as it was Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale was a manager of nurses during the Crimean War, bringing prominence and distinction to the profession and became an icon of Victorian culture. Nightingale sought to improve healthcare for all sections of society in Britain and pushed to expand female participation in the workforce. Nightingale is often credited with the origin of the modern, professional nurse although the history traces back further than the 19th century.
On behalf of the iCare Health Network, we all thank iCare’s nurses and nurses everywhere for your dedication and commitment to the nursing profession and in particular in sharing your passion and talent that impacts patients, their families and your peers every day! We honor our nursing staff and the dedication to quality care that they show every day and indeed to nurses everywhere.
Thank you for all you do.
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