HOISINGTON— Clara Barton Hospital joins hospitals across the country in celebration of National Nurses and National Hospital Weeks, May 6-12 and May 12-18, respectively.
Originally, in 1921, the one-day event was organized in Chicago on the birth date of war-time nurse Florence Nightingale, May 12, 1820. Nightingale selflessly cared for countless thousands of wounded soldiers during the Crimean War and later laid foundation for today’s modern nursing services.
National Nurses and National Hospital Week is a time to give “thanks” and “appreciation” to all nurses, technicians and healthcare staff who provide extraordinary service and exceptional care to our friends and families.
“A hospital is a place that fosters health, treats the ill and provides comfort and hope to those in need of care,” said Curt Colson, president & CEO of Clara Barton Hospital.
“Our hospital staff provides exceptional care for our patients and loved ones and we are extremely proud of each and every member on our staff,” Colson said.
Clara Barton Hospital will host a number of fun events concluding with a Staff Cookout and Third Annual Bed-Pan race May 17.