National Nurses Week
May 6th – May 12th, 2021
Since 1993 each year National Nurses Week is celebrated beginning on May 6th in recognition of National Nurses Day and concluding on May 12th which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday, our founder of Nursing as a profession. This week is a time to recognize the amazing, tireless, dedicated, and amazing work all Nurses do day in and day out, regardless of their scope of practice.
We want to take this time to recognize each invaluable and dedicated Nurse who works to tirelessly to serve our community on a variety of levels at the Washington County Health Department. We encourage the public to pay tribute to them as well.
The nurses at the WCHD provide services to our community including, but not limited to, Maternal Child Health and Adult Health Programs, Family Planning, Communicable Diseases, Colon Cancer, Behavioral Health and Immunizations. WIC and Healthy Family are two additional invaluable programs supported by non-nursing staff, which should be recognized.
During this pandemic, our nurses not only continued to provide programmatic services, but also eagerly took on additional duties and roles in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in our community. Many of our nurses have assisted in contact tracing, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, supported long-term care living facilities through new policies and procedures, and provided guidance to long-term care facilities, daycare centers, schools and other businesses during active COVID-19 outbreaks in their facilities.
Throughout the Global Pandemic we have also had many nurses who have taken temporary employment or volunteered with us for which we are extremely grateful.
The Washington County Health Department is extremely proud of our nursing staff. Thank you to all the nurses at the Washington County Health Department for your dedicated service and all your hard work!!!
Happy Nurses Week!!!! You all ROCK!!!