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Nurses make the Difference


By  Cathy Bealer, RN, MHA, FACMPE – Chief Nursing Officer at Sheridan Memorial Hospital

National Nurses Week is May 6-12, with the American Nurses Association recognizing and honoring nurses across the United States in the month of May.

The theme this year of “Nurses make the Difference” is very fitting for our nursing staff.  Nurses continue to face challenging times with nationwide staffing shortages, growing technology changes, staying current with advances in medicine and the rising demand for care.

Recruitment and retention of the best and brightest nurses will continue to be a top priority for hospitals. I want to congratulate our exceptional nursing teams for their resilience to meet these challenges.

As we reflect upon the past year, we are proud of our nurses’ commitment, expertise and strength in caring for our patients, their families and our community. I extend my genuine gratitude to each of them for the dedication and fortitude they have shown and am proud of the excellent care they have provided to our patients and their families. Our nursing teams have also created the supporting environment for each other, which fosters a collaborative culture exemplifying the true spirit they bring to their profession.

We honor their contributions, and thank them for the difference they make in our patients lives. Organizational excellence begins with people, and our nursing professionals are an integral part of offering patient-focused care. Thank you to all nurses for their devotion and professionalism as we work together to meet the healthcare needs of our community.