Edgefield, S.C. : Hospice Care of South Carolina is joining the American Nurses Association in celebrating Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring, as part of National Nurses Week, which is held May 6-12, every year. The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people.
In honor of the dedication, commitment, and tireless effort of the nearly 3.1 million nurses nationwide to promote and maintain the health of this nation, Hospice Care of South Carolina is proud to recognize nurses everywhere during this week for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year.
“Nurses are my trusted eyes and ears when I am not around,” said Dr. Daniel Dahlhausen, Medical Director for Hospice Care of South Carolina. “I rely on them and appreciate the care and love they give to my patients.”
“Nursing is a very giving profession. Nurses provide answers, compassion and support to those in need,” said Thomas Sample, Community Relations Liaison. “Their value in our community is immeasurable.”
Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, who comprise the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care. From bedside nursing in hospitals, home care and long-term care facilities, to the halls of research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress, the depth and breadth of the nursing profession is meeting the expanding health care needs of American society.