It’s National Nurses Week—a weeklong celebration that pays special recognition to nurses for their hard work in the healthcare field. Bond County Health Department Administrator Mark Ayers told us the department will recognize their staff nurses with a celebratory meal at the week’s culmination on Monday, May 12.
“We have 16 nurses at our health department here in the county, who provide services to all of our clients; home health, hospice, immunizations, mental health, and all of our maternal child health programs,” Ayers said. “We’re very happy with the work they do and they are so valuable to our citizens.
“The National Nurses Week for 2014 is observing a theme ‘Nurses Lead the Way’. Nurses lead the way in showing elderly patients how to manage their diabetes and they also lead by making sure their patients – children and adults – get the vaccines they require. They’re very trusted advisors on health issues.”
Nurses Week is held each year, beginning May 6 and ending on May 12, the birthday of the original nurse leader Florence Nightingale.