Saint Vincent Hospital Celebrates Nurses WeekMay 10, 2023
WORCESTER, Mass. – Saint Vincent Hospital is proud to honor our nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, an annual celebration that recognizes the critical role nurses perform in our hospitals and for our community. It also coincides with National Hospital Week, which is celebrated May 7-13 and a unique opportunity to recognize all of our healthcare teams.
National Nurses Week is celebrated annually on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, the founder of modern nursing, on May 12. Like Florence Nightingale, our nurses serve with passion and dedication, fighting for their patients every day. As Florence Nightingale did in her time, our nurses represent a profession of advocacy and strength.
“Every day, we are grateful to all of our nurses and humbled by the way they care for our patients,” said Jay Prosser, Chief Nursing Officer 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 on delivering high-quality, 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 and Hospital Week are a special time of year to celebrate the remarkable nurses, health care workers and team members of Saint Vincent Hospital,” said Carolyn Jackson Chief Executive Officer Saint Vincent Hospital. “I am thankful to all of our staff every day for stepping up in the moments that matter most to patients and for their essential support as we continue to work together to ensure every patient in our community receives high-quality care.”
Saint Vincent Hospital celebrates its staff with week-long activities including:
- Massages. To help staff relax during a break.
- Caricature sketches.
- Employee appreciation gift giveaway.
- Food deliveries. Complimentary breakfast, and lunch/dinner delivered to units.
- Recognitions. Daisy Award presentation.
- Blessing of the hands. A physical, emotional, and spiritual healthcare prayer at all nursing units.
- Shopping. Vendor products sold in the Atrium (5/12) and open to the public from 8am – 2pm.