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|OSF St. Mary Marks National Nurses Week
|The work of America's 3.1 million registered nurses to save lives and to maintain the health of millions of individuals is the focus of this year's National Nurses Week, celebrated annually May 6-12 throughout the United States. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected "Nurses: Caring Today for a Healthier Tomorrow " as the theme for 2010. The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.
Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, registered nurses at OSF St. Mary Medical Center will be honored by a host of activities, including a recognition tea on May 6th.
Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals and long-term care facilities to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.
(OSF Saint Mary Medical Center)
(Representatives of OSF Saint Mary Medical Center and Galesburg Cottage Hospital were honored at the May 3 Galesburg City Council meeting with a mayoral proclamation of National Nurses Week. WGIL News Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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