MANCHESTER (May 8, 2019) – May 6-12th is “National Nurses Week”. 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.
Pictured below: Nurses’ Week Recognition Events all around the iCare Health Network.
“May 6th marks National Nurses Day; a great opportunity to pause and be reminded of the “daily awesomeness” nurses provide in the form of limitless care and compassion for their patients. This reminder is especially important in our industry when there are more and more challenges every day in providing this care and at times these challenges seemingly put barriers up in reaching our residents. However, this is what truly makes you special, exhibiting strength and perseverance, and still delivering on work that changes and enriches lives! You are our healthcare heroes!” says iCare Health Network Chief Operating Officer Mike Landi.
iCare Health Network employs over 400 Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses in our 11 skilled nursing centers. 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. 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.