Each year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals.
This year, the American Nurses Association has selected “Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring” as the theme.
The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.
“Ephraim McDowell Health employs more than 400 licensed nurses who are dedicated to providing compassionate and quality care to the many residents of our service area on a daily basis,” says Sally Davenport, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.
During this week, licensed nurses will be honored by Ephraim McDowell Health for their outstanding work.
Several activities are planned at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital including a poster contest, ice-cream social and chair massages.