NAHC and HHNA Celebrate National Nurses Week
Still Seeking Nominees for Nurse of the Year
May 5, 2015 04:54 PM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and its affiliate the Home Healthcare Nurses Association (HHNA) are commemorating nurses across the country in celebration of National Nurses Week from May 6 – May 12 this year. Today marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which takes place each year from May 6 – 12.
“Nurses are worthy of our profound respect and heartfelt gratitude for consistently putting the needs of others before their own,” said NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris. “We encourage those across the country to join us in celebrating our nation’s nurses. With everything nurses do for others, the least we can do is recognize them for the service and care they provide. This is why our Nurse Recognition Program serves to recognize home care and hospice nurses who provide exceptional care, reduce hospital readmissions, and change their patients’ lives for the better.”
In addition, NAHC and HHNA have launched the fourth annual Nurse Recognition Program. As previously reported, NAHC along with HHNA is currently accepting nominations for its Nurse Recognition Program. The program recognizes one nurse from each state and one of those 50 nurses will be chosen as Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year. Both NAHC and HHNA are committed to building the future of American nursing. Their ongoing recognition program will collect stories of special home care and hospice nurses who have served their agencies by providing exceptional care, reducing hospital readmissions, and changing the lives of patients for the better. NAHC and HHNA will announce the Nurse of the Year at the NAHC annual Meeting & Exposition, which will take place October 28 – October 30, 2015, in Nashville, TN. The nurses will be highlighted in CARING, NAHC’s award winning magazine.
Home care and hospice agencies that are NAHC members may submit registered nurse nominees to represent their states. To nominate a nurse for the nurse recognition program please click here.