National Nurses Week
Best Home Health Midland, TX, May 11, 2016 Hands of Compassion Home Care, Top Agency Nationwide, had the honor of celebrating National Nurse’s Week with some of the most dedicated and hardworking nurses in the West Texas!
As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.
Each of ANA’s state and territorial nurses associations promotes the profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.
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About Hands of Compassion
Hands of Compassion, a Medicare certified, CHAP accredited, repeat Homecare Elite Top Agency recipient, and provides compassionate care to qualified elderly and disabled persons. Services provided include: Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Home Health Aides and Companions. They serve 18 counties in the West Texas area. For the last 5 years Hands of Compassion was recognized by Homecare Elite, ocshomecare.com, which ranked them Top Agency for Positive Patient Outcomes in the nation. “Healthcare that unites hands with hearts.”
Contact Hands of Compassion Home Care serving West Texas at (432) 218-7996 or visit HOC’s website at http://www.hochomecare.com. #GOHOCGO #NURSESROCK #BESTHOMEHEALTH
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A Brief History of National Nurse’s Week
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.
The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA’s state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.
1982 In February, the ANA Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6, 1982 as “National Nurses Day.” The action affirmed a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”
1982 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, proclaiming “National Recognition Day for Nurses” to be May 6, 1982.
1990 The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6 – 12, 1991, as National Nurses Week.
1993 The ANA Board of Directors designated May 6 – 12 as permanent dates to observe National Nurses Week in 1994 and in all subsequent years.
1996 The ANA initiated “National RN Recognition Day” on May 6, 1996, to honor the nation’s indispensable registered nurses for their tireless commitment 365 days a year. The ANA encourages its state and territorial nurses associations and other organizations to acknowledge May 6, 1996 as “National RN Recognition Day.”
Here at H.O.C., it is no secret that we continually find special ways to show appreciation for all of our patients, doctors, partners and staff, of course our nurses are no exception. For the past few years, Hands of Compassion Homecare has celebrated with their RNs, LVNs and CNAs during National Nurse’s Week just to remind them of their worth and our gratitude.
Two great people in particular deserve a great H.O.C shout-out for being with the agency 5+ years:
Each event is themed, so no two celebrations are the same. Take a look at some of our photos below and relive the excitement and joy that we had with our clinical staff.
Nurse’s Week 2013
Nurse’s Week 2012
Nurse’s Week 2011
Hollywood Red Carpet Event Theme
(Elvis has left the building…)
This year is no exception when it comes to celebrating with the best clinical staff out there! Stay posted to HOC to get a behind the scenes run-down of all the preparation and execution of the Nurse’s Appreciation Event 2014!
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Hands of Compassion Homecare
1030 Andrews Hey, Ste 203
Midland, TX 79701