Celebrating Our Nurses during National Nurses Week

May 6, 2015

From the birth of a child and throughout the milestones of life, nurses touch the lives of millions of patients every day in the U.S., including in Logan County. They provide care and compassion when we need it most. They comfort and communicate with our families. And they work long, hard hours to make sure that we, or our loved ones, receive quality care. 

In celebration of the millions of nurses across the U.S. and the 85 here at Logan Memorial Hospital, we are proud to join the American Nurses Association and numerous healthcare organizations across the nation in honoring and recognizing the quality care our nurses provide to patients during National Nurses Week, Wednesday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 12. 

Established in 1954, National Nurses Week recognizes nurses and their strong commitment to and fervent compassion for their patients. The annual recognition first honored the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s service and leadership during the Crimean War. The weeklong celebration ends on Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. 

In an era when nurses are most central to care delivery, it has never been more critical to celebrate the nursing profession and its important role in patients’ lives. Nurses are a vital part of our healthcare system. With more than 3.9 million nurses practicing nationwide, they comprise the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and represent one of the fastest growing professions in the country. They are providers of hospital, in-office, home-based and long-term care – and often work long hours to care for their patients. 

The theme of Nurses Week this year is "Ethical Practice. Quality Care." This theme underscores how nurses are the front line in patient care - working hard to take care of the sick, the wounded, the newly born, the dying and those who are recovering. This year’s theme also highlights how nurses promote and advocate for the rights, health and safety of their patients and colleagues and the critical role they play in ensuring that every person receives the best possible care. 

Logan Memorial Hospital’s nurses are undisputed leaders in our efforts to continuously improve quality care and patient safety. They champion new initiatives, heal the sick and wounded, and protect the best interests of patients and their families.  

The Logan Memorial Hospital team is delighted to honor the nurses at our hospital who selflessly devote themselves to caring for others.  We extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our nurses for their commitment to Logan Memorial Hospital and our community. We invite everyone in Logan County and the surrounding counties to join us in celebrating our local nurses and thanking them for all that they do to make this community healthier.