Saint Vincent Hospital Celebrates National Nurses Week

May 6, 2024

Worcester, Mass. – Saint Vincent Hospital is proud to honor our nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12. This annual celebration recognizes the critical role nurses perform in our hospital and for our community.

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, on May 12. Like Florence Nightingale, our nurses serve with passion and dedication, supporting their patients every day. As Florence Nightingale did in her time, our nurses represent a profession of advocacy and strength.

“Every day, we are thankful to all of our nurses and humbled by the way they care for our patients,” says Denise Kvapil, RN, Chief Nursing Officer of Saint Vincent Hospital. “Our nurses are respected for their unwavering devotion to our patients, their families and each other. Their resilience, leadership, support and immense sensitivity are at the heart of our continued focus to deliver compassionate care.”

Our nurses have many roles – staff nurse, nursing leader, educator, infection preventionist, nurse practitioner, and more. They serve these roles with a passion for the profession, their patients, team members and a strong commitment to patient safety.

“Nurses Week is a special time of year to celebrate the remarkable nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital,” says Carolyn Jackson, Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to them for putting our patients first and for their essential support to ensure everyone in our community receives high-quality care.”

Saint Vincent Hospital has planned many activities to celebrate and thank our nurses, including a breakfast, pizza day, ice cream deliveries, blessing of the hands, themed gift baskets, a Daisy Award ceremony honoring one of our amazing nurses, and a vendor fair.

To our nurses, we say thank you for being champions of care. You cheer patients up when they need encouragement, you care for them in the most challenging of circumstances, and and advocate for them when they need it the most. Thank you for your steadfast care – a vital sign of your devotion to your patients and each other. We are Better Together because of you.

Join our nursing team! Whether you are a new grad or have been in the profession for years, we have a place for you. Please visit here to see our opportunities.

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