This is National Nurses Week, a week to recognize the work of nurses throughout the community.
EDITOR: National Nurses Week is held every year beginning on May 6 with National RN Recognition Day and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who founded nursing as a modern profession.
I would like to take the opportunity to honor the many talented and compassionate nurses who serve patients through AseraCare. Many of our patients consider the nursing staff to be part of their family. Nurses are the people who take care of our patient's daily needs, listen when times are hard and provide lasting friendship.
Nurses have a gift of combining science with heart. Our nurses, and nurses throughout our community, make a difference every day not only through the medical care they provide but also through the hands they hold and hugs they give. Nurses touch more than the lives of their patients - they provide comfort, peace and confidence through tough and good times.
At AseraCare, we are truly appreciative of our nurses' uncompromising commitment to providing quality care for our patients, their families and our staff. Please join me in recognizing and thanking our community's nurses for all they do.
In particular, I would like to send a special note of thanks to the nurses of AseraCare Wausau: Kim Vaughn, Jen Glapinski, Rachel Fowler, Mallory Gau, Sandy Oldham, Sheila Lentz-Krantz, and Barb Olbrantz. Thank you for the amazing work you do!
executive director, AseraCare-Wausau,