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SEARHC honors nurses during National Nurses Week

Posted: May 2, 2011 - 9:49pm

For their ability to save lives and maintain the health of their patients, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is pleased to honor the work of its nurses during National Nurses Week in May.

National Nurses Week is an annual event celebrated throughout the U.S. and usually starts on May 6, National Nurses Day, ending on May 12, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. SEARHC nurses extended their celebration to include May 13. This year’s theme, selected by the American Nurses Association, is “Nurses: Trusted to Care.”

SEARHC employs more than 120 registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and family nurse practitioners. These nurses provide exceptional care to all of the Native and non-Native patients throughout Southeast Alaska.

“This year’s National Nurses Week theme is ‘Nurses: Trusted to Care,’” said S’áxt’ Hít Mt. Edgecumbe hospital administrator Norma J. Perkins. “I believe in our nurses. I see their integrity, quality, passion and compassion in what they do daily in our workplace. In their profession and in their hearts lies a strong commitment to our patients’ care and safety. Although it is National Nurses Week, I want to acknowledge our other nursing staff who are part of the nursing team of providing good, quality care — certified nursing assistants and ward clerks.”

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