Hospice of Southern Illinois Celebrates National Nurses Week
Compassion, experience, warmth, personal, delicate, advocate… these are just a few words that describe the care that the people we call our nurses provide to 27 counties in southern Illinois. They are gifted individuals who share their calling to care for people during their end-of-life journey. While supporting our mission daily, to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness, they provide care, support, expertise, and love to so many patients and families every year. The American Nurses Association has designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” Join us during National Nurses Week, May 6–12, as we explore this year’s theme, “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” It’s all about celebrating nurses, like our 51 dedicated nurses who lead the charge for health and wellness. We want to take this opportunity to thank them for the tireless hours, the compassionate care and loving support they give to people, as if they were their own family.
The history of National Nurses Week dates back to 1953. Each year May 6th begins the celebration through the 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Nursing takes a dedicated person with a passion for helping others. They advocate for their patients and passing healthcare regulations. They are leaders in the workplace and community managing the lives of others and taking initiative to make patients and families comfortable. They set the bar for providing compassionate care!
To learn more about National Nurses Week, visit the American Nurses Association website. To learn more about Hospice of Southern Illinois or to apply for open nursing positions, visit our career page. Hospice of Southern Illinois is proud to be your community, not-for-profit hospice serving 27 counties in southern Illinois since 1981. If you have any questions call 1-800-233-1708 or visit our home page.