McLeod Loris Seacoast celebrates Nurses Week, May 6th – 12th in appreciation for the nursing teams’ compassion, dedication, and service.
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. In recognition of the impact safety and awareness nursing practice has on patient outcomes and the quality of care, 2016 is designated as the “Culture of safety.” Keeping with this focus, the theme for National Nurses Week is “Culture of safety – it starts with YOU”.
The McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast nursing teams were honored with a Nurses Tea and award recognition gathering. All staff nurses were asked to nominate a fellow nurse that offers above and beyond service and care of all patients, while personifying true faithfulness to their profession. McLeod Loris awarded the following: Lisa Watts – Nurse of Year, Elizabeth Grainger – Nursing Assistant of the Year and Wendy Floyd – Unit Secretary Award.
McLeod Seacoast awarded the following: Cheryl Dulac – Nurse of Year, Wanda Caines – Nursing Assistant Award and Katelyn Hamer – Unit Secretary Award.
“Our nursing team is so incredibly valuable to our system because of their commitment to excellence,” stated Amanda Mills, Associate Vice President of
Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer. “Our patients’ safety and well-being is our top priority.”
Annually, National Nurses Week is held during the week in which the birthday of Florence Nightingale, May 12, founder of nursing as a modern profession, is celebrated.
The American Nurses Association, through its state and constituent member associations, advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting economic and general welfare, promoting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and lobbying Congress and the regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.