Category Icon 5/06/13

Adena Celebrating National Nurses Week

Adena Health System is celebrating its nursing staff as part of National Nurses Week. The week is intended to focus attention on the diverse ways America's 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives, and to improve the health of millions of individuals.

Currently, Adena Health System employs more than 800 nurses. Each nurse makes a tremendous contribution to the overall care of our patients, and leaves an indelible mark on the lives of patients and their family members.

“Our nurses are the heart and soul of Adena Health System,” said Adena President and CEO Mark Shuter. “They strive to make sure each patient is well cared for and their needs are adequately met while in the hospital or the physician’s office. They are our heroes every day and deserving of high praise during National Nurses Week - and always.”

National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing.  This week, Adena’s nursing staff will be honored with recognitions, award ceremonies, and on Thursday, will have breakfast and lunch served by hospital leadership.