St. Luke’s Hospital celebrates national nurses week

Published 6:26 pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

Traditionally, National Nurses’ Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses are working to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.

Today’s nurses must have the strength to care for patients during times of disaster and crisis; they must have the commitment to remain involved in continuing education throughout their careers; and they must have the compassion it takes to provide hands-on patient care at the bedside.

“As St. Luke’s Hospital joins in the national celebration, we feel there’s probably not another hospital in the country that has as great a group of dedicated nurses as those right here,” said Ken Shull, chief executive officer of St. Luke’s Hospital. “We’re very fortunate to have such outstanding nurses who provide exceptional care for our patients, right here, close to home.”

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– article submitted by Kathy Woodham