National Nurses Week May 6 - 12

Patients often recognize that a nurse is the health care professional with whom they and their families have the most direct contact. What they might not realize is that nurses also are leaders in improving the quality of care and expanding access to care. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12 and is an annual opportunity for communities to recognize the full range of nurses’ contributions.. The final day aligns with the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses work to improve health care.

This year’s theme, “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence,” recognizes nurses as leaders at the bedside, in the boardroom, throughout communities and in the halls of government. The public holds nurses in high regard and trusts them to advocate for patients. For the past 12 years, the public has ranked nursing as the top profession for honesty and ethics in an annual Gallup survey.

“The nurses of Daviess Community Hospital and clinics go above and beyond for their patients,” said Daviess Community Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Tracy Conroy, RN. “Nurses are at the front line of patient care and hospital experience, and our team is dedicated to each individual we treat. Being a nurse means answering a call to care, to be human, and to listen. We’re proud of our team and are delighted to spotlight their constant compassion for our community.” “

Daviess Community Hospital Nurses will kick off the week with the “Annual Nursing Services Color Walk” on Sunday, May 6th at 2pm. The walking route is from the hospital to Eastside Park and back to the hospital. Many other fun events are planned throughout the week to celebrate our nurses and to bring public awareness to this vital group of care providers.