This week is designated as National Nurses Week; a week-long celebration of the nursing profession and the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients.
National Nurses Week began in 1954 after “Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a ‘Nurse Day.’
Every year, National Nurses Week begins on May 6th and finishes up on May 12th (Florence Nightingale’s birthday). Although Nurses Week only happens once a year, the compassion and dedication that you bring to your patients never stops.
As some of you may know, nursing has been rated as the most honest and ethical profession for the past 16 years, with the commitment of protecting, promoting, and improving health care.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to this profession, and for the exceptional care you provide to our patients at Ferry County Public Hospital.