St. Luke’s Hospital and others appreciate nurses

Published 12:37 pm Sunday, May 26, 2013

The nursing staff at St. Luke’s Hospital is to be commended for providing outstanding care, 24/7, to our community. One week of the year, nationally celebrated as National Nurses Week, is hardly enough to recognize the compassion and life-saving skills our nurses display every day in caring for the patients at St. Luke’s. But we try to plan special events during National Nurses Week to spotlight their chosen careers – a job that is often described as both an art and a science because of the range of professional opportunities available. The Nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital bring with them diverse interests, strengths and passions and are employed in a variety of settings and roles.
The efforts of Brenda Hemsath, RN, nursing supervisor, and Tracy Cates, CNA, activities coordinator, with support from Sandy Brooks, chief nursing officer, ensured National Nurses Week 2013 was a successful tribute to our nurses who work in the emergency department, peri-operative services, intensive care unit, medical surgical unit, center of behavioral medicine, administration and utilization review.
To help us express appreciation to the nursing staff, these local businesses provided a number of door prizes during National Nurses Week: Tryon Federal Bank; Stott’s Ford; Head Too Toe Salon & Boutique; UpTown Girl Salon; Tryon Fine Arts Center; Tryon Movie Theatre; Larkins restaurant; Karma Salon & Boutique; Thompson’s Landscaping; The  Flower Cottage; Expressions Flowers of Landrum; Plant Wise Solutions of Spindale; SideStreet Pizza; HillSide Hair & Salon; and Jennifer Hodges-Scentsy Consultant.
Though National Nurses Week 2013 has come and gone, we celebrate daily their personal efforts, professional skills and unwavering commitment to provide high quality, compassionate care to our patients and their families.
– article submitted
by Jennifer Wilson

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