“As a nurse we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou.
Nursing is as old as humanity yet nursing became a true discipline when Nightingale, known as the “Lady with the Lamp,” made rounds in the soldiers’ camps caring for their wounds and supporting them in illness. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This is the birth of National Nurse week.
We are recently reminded about the importance of nurses in our daily lives. It was only a few days ago that Jimmy Kimmel gave his heartwarming account on his latenight show about the near death expeerience of his newborn baby boy. After the baby was born, Kimmel revealed that it was a nurse who first identified the heart murmur that would require an urgent surgical repair in order to save the child’s life.
What is unknown is that nurses deliver 90% of all healthcare services worldwide. Nurses are the heart of healthcare and it’s a career that requires a lifetime of commitment and compassion. Chances are you know a nurse and there is no doubt Nurses are a part of our lives. In every aspect of our lives, they are there to help us through our tears of sadness and tears of joy. From birth and death, to many of the health events in-between, nurses are the backbone of healthcare.
Every year between May 6 and May 12 we celebrate the dedication of these professionals with National Nurses Week.
On a daily basis, the team at Medely has the honor to speak with and work closely with nurses at every level, from all types of organizations. Without a doubt, we are always amazed about the passion the Medely nurses have about their craft and the deep routed concern about safety and the effect of their work on their patients and themselves.
We simply cant thank you enough for all you do and all you have done. It’s our distinct honor to work with each and every one of you everyday of our lives.