Local Nurses Celebrate National Nurses Weekhttp://tristarsummit.com/
May 10, 2012
HERMITAGE, Tenn. (May 10, 2012) — 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.
“National Nurses Week was created to honor the nurses who give care to patients every day of the year,” said Mary Ann Angle, chief nursing officer at TriStar Summit Medical Center. “Our nurses are dedicated to providing excellent care to every patient, every time.”
Ruth Ann Stevens, RN, received top honors this year as the recipient of the 2012 Ruth Harkreader Compassion Award.
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. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring as the theme for 2012.
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.
For more information about TriStar Summit or a free physician referral, please call TriStar MedLine at 615.342.1919 or visit TriStarSummit.com.