Two big healthcare recognition weeks are held in May of each year--National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week.
Every year, National Nurses Week focuses 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. This year, the American Nurses Association has selected "Nurses Trusted to Care" as the theme for 2011. National Nurses Week begins on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.
A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. The theme for this year's National Hospital Week, May 9th through the 15th, is "Champions of Care."
"National Hospital Week, first and foremost, is a celebration of people," says Joe Smith, Boone County Hospital CEO. "We're extremely proud of each member of our staff and we recognize the important role they play in extending a sense of trust to our patients and our communities."
All Boone County Hospital employees will be honored the week of May 9th with various activities taking place for them in the hospital.