Nurses at Adena Health System provide immeasurable service in the care and compassion they provide to patients each day. This week, those efforts are being officially recognized in conjunction with 2014 National Nurse’s Week.
Adena’s Nurse’s Day Committee is sponsoring a variety of events to celebrate nurses and their contributions in the care and treatment of patients of all ages. Activities kicked-off Monday morning with a full breakfast for the nursing staff of Adena Regional Medical Center, served by Adena physicians and hospital leaders.
“Nurses are frontline caregivers for patients in our clinics and hospitals,” said Adena President and CEO Mark Shuter. “The events planned this week are just one way to show our appreciation for all that our nurses do every day of the year. I’m extremely proud of Adena’s nursing staff. Their professionalism and the contributions they make toward the wellbeing of our patients and community is unmatched.”
Adena employs more than 820 nurses at its facilities, which include three hospitals and six regional clinics located throughout south central and southern Ohio.
National Nurse’s Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Other activities planned this week for Adena’s nurses include: movie ticket giveaways; a free lunch; an ice cream social; hand blessings by the chaplain; and several award presentations.