(DENVER, COLO.) May 6th marks National Nurses Day, the start of National Nurses Week which culminates on May 12th, the historical birthday of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale, who was born in 1820, is considered the founder of modern nursing.
“I would like to acknowledge the amazing clinical staff of Longmont United Hospital,” said Mary Hillard, Chief Nursing Officer at Longmont United Hospital (LUH). “During this unprecedented pandemic, the nursing staff at our hospital continues to deliver high quality care under extreme and extraordinary conditions. Longmont nurses always rise to the occasion and provide care with grace and dignity and this pandemic proved no differently.”
With many smiles covered by masks, thumbs-up and arms raised were the preferred methods to celebrate National Nurses Day and kick off Nurses Week at LUH. Typically, Nurses Week is recognized with celebratory gatherings, hospital meals and awards – all of which have been modified or postponed given the ongoing COVID-19 precautionary measures.
Earlier today, LUH posted a Facebook collage of nurses celebrating Nurses Day.
“I could not be prouder of our nurses and we will celebrate their commitment and courage more traditionally once we know it is safe to gather with our colleagues and community,” added Hillard. “I am especially grateful for the Longmont community for their generous support of our team at Longmont United Hospital. The outpouring of food and donations has helped keep our hearts full during this challenging time.”
ABOUT CENTURA HEALTH
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, neighborhood health centers, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, our caregivers make the region’s best health care accessible. We’re on a mission to build flourishing communities and whole person care. We’re Centura Health, and we’re your dedicated health partner for life. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.
Centura Health does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, religion, creed, ancestry, sexual orientation, and marital status in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy contact Centura Health’s Office of the General Counsel at 1-303-673-8166 (TTY: 711). Copyright © Centura Health, 2017. ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-719-776-5370 (TTY: 711). CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn. Gọi số 1-719-776-5370 (TTY: 711).