National Nurses Week occurs every year from May 6-12 in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, known to be the founder of modern nursing. The holiday is meant celebrate the often unsung heroes of health care while thanking nurses and honoring their accomplishments. We in the Department of Medicine would like to take this opportunity to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of the more than 900 nurses that reside in our department. From creating teachable moments for our trainees, to being compassionate care givers, to contributing to clinical patient research and academic literature, nurses are at the core of our mission and vision. We thank you taking excellent care of the hundreds of thousands of patients that appear in our clinics and hospital beds each year, for braving winter storms, for navigating changes in policies and requirements and for teaming up with our doctors and staff to keep our department moving forward.

We hope you were able to catch up with nursing leadership as they rounded on Department of Medicine units with small tokens of our appreciation. You have our gratitude today and every day.

For photos from some of our Nurses Week activities, visit our Facebook page.

Enjoy this thank you to nurses from the American Nurses Association:

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