Want to make a nurse at St. Luke’s feel good?

Published 11:16 pm Monday, May 8, 2017

St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation celebrates National Nurses Week

Annually, National Nurses’ Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.

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.

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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 they have done throughout the centuries.

St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation is proud to be associated with nearly 200 nursing professionals whose compassion and commitment to St. Luke’s Hospital’s patients ensures Polk County has access to exceptional health care.

This year you can recognize nurses for their community spirit, their healing talents and their selfless dedication to the art of medicine. This year, you can make your nurse feel good with a contribution to St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation in his or her honor.

Donations in honor or memory of an exceptional nurse can be sent to St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation, 89 W. Mills St., Suite B, Columbus, NC 28722 or call 894-2693 if you prefer to make a donation over the phone. All donors and nurses will be acknowledged.

Article submitted by Jennifer Wilson