UMC celebrates National Nurses Week


University Medical Center will give special attention to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to healing others during National Nurses Week.

Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6 also known as National Nurses Day and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing.

The theme for this years National Nurses Week is Delivering Quality & Innovation in Patient Care, which was designated by the American Nurses Association. Continually at the bedside, nurses make their patients well-being a priority and regularly develop innovative solutions to enhance care. Their ongoing commitment to quality is what moves health care forward what often begins as a solution for one patient, becomes an advancement that benefits countless others.

Nurses play an essential role in enhancing patient care, increasing access, coordinating care and reducing health care costs, said Denise Sikes, chief nursing executive. They are at the forefront of innovation every day, and they deserve special recognition. We want them to know how much we value their hard work and commitment to superior patient care honoring them is what this week is all about.

All of us at University Medical Center want to thank our outstanding nurses who work tirelessly to ensure the health and welfare of our patients, said Matt Caldwell, UMC chief executive officer. Wed like to thank them for their professionalism, their commitment to the highest standards, and their undying dedication to those they serve.