National Nurses Week is May 6-12, National Hospital Week is May 8-14.
ATLANTA, Ga. (May 9, 2011) – In recognition of National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, Piedmont Hospital would like the community to join them in recognizing nurses and healthcare workers for the outstanding care they provide to patients. Without the dedication of these highly-trained professionals, Piedmont would not be able to offer the top-tier care that it provides to its patients on a daily basis.
“It takes more than just hard work and good medicine to deliver the quality care for which we are known,” said Les Donahue, president and CEO of Piedmont Hospital. “At the end of the day, patients remember the compassion they receive from our employees, physicians, volunteers and nurses. This is a small, but meaningful way for the community to share its appreciation.”
National Nurses Week is celebrated every year between May 6th, which is National Nurses Day, and May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Nurses fill an essential need in healthcare of all types, ensuring patient comfort and continuity of care on a daily basis. The nurses of Piedmont are one of the driving forces behind its success as a hospital.
National Hospital Week is the largest healthcare celebration in the nation. It began in 1921 as a way to provide the public with more information about hospitals at a time when medicine was becoming more accessible to many. Today, most Americans have some experience with a hospital, whether in response to their own healthcare needs or those of a loved one. National Hospital Week has become a way to spotlight the quality care, innovative practices and cutting-edge technology available in many American hospitals.
To share your appreciation, find Piedmont Hospital on Facebook at facebook.com/PiedmontHospital, become a fan, and share your thanks with a nurse or healthcare worker that has touched your life.