May 6-12 marks National Nurses Week, a stretch of time where we as a nation celebrate our precious, compassionate caregivers. With deep appreciation and respect for our nurses’ resilience throughout the pandemic, Huntington Hospital is offering all 1,357 of our nurses a month of events centered on self-care.
Amidst a number of revitalizing activities, inspirational keynotes and resilience workshops will be hosted by trainer and speaker Jean Steel from Happy People Win. Also, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Gloria Sanchez-Rico, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, will conduct several well-being town halls. Many nursing rounds will be devoted to celebrating nurses as well. And to top it off, a two-part Wellness Fair will deliver vital resources to staff.
Although healing the wounds of the pandemic will take time, our nurses have stayed strong and shown unbelievable resilience. Even in the midst of battling COVID-19, our nurses secured their third American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet designation, a monumental accomplishment in any year.
We thank our incredible nurses for consistently supporting patients and each other in innovative and compassionate ways. We hope this month of self-care resources will lift the spirits and celebrate each and every one of you!
If you would like to recognize a Huntington nurse or employee, please tag @HuntingtonHospital on social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter) with #ThankYouHuntington.