It is National Nurses Week! A time to recognize that dedicated group of individuals that dedicate their lives to caring for others.
National Nurses Week is kicked if annually on May 6 (Nurses Day) to raise an awareness of the role nurses play in society. The week traditionally ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday.
Nightingale (1820-1910) is the English nurse who became known as the founder of professional nursing. National Nursing Week was first celebrated in October 194, the 100th anniversary of Nightingale's mission to Crimea. May 6 was introduced as the date for observance in 1982.
At MMHD we are staffed with an amazing group of nurses and nurse managers. Thank you for all you do each day. Stay tuned this week to meet our nurse managers and their staff.
"As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou