In appreciation of all of nurses, CGH Medical Center will celebrate National Nurses’ Week beginning May 6 and ending on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This event is held annually to recognize and highlight the hard work and commitment involved in nursing, the largest healthcare profession.
Developed in 1993 by the American Nurses Association, National Nurses Week is a time for everyone – patients, employers, and other health care professionals – to recognize the positive impact that nurses have on our health and in our community, while focusing on the future of the profession as well. This year is extra special because it is the 200th anniversary of Nightingale’s birth. The International Council of Nurses have given the theme, “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health,” to demonstrate how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges.
CGH Medical Center employs over 800 nurses ranging from certified nurses aides to nurse practitioners with a variety of educational backgrounds and specialty certifications, including nurses who are working on the doctorate in nursing practice. The years of experience range from new graduates to 40+ years of experience.