National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year’s theme is Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care.
There are 200 nurses, certified nursing assistants, emergency department technicians and Health Unit Coordinators at Whidbey General.
Motivated by the mission “To heal our community, one patient and one family at a time,” Whidbey General Hospital nurses are committed to technically excellent care that respects your individual needs and preferences, said Trish Rose, hospital spokeswoman.
Whidbey Island Public Hospital District salutes this team, which cares for patients in the hospital, community clinics, physician practices and private homes around the island, she said.
Nurses from Whidbey General participate in many events to promote health and raise awareness such as the Red Dress Ball, March for Babies and Relay for Life.
These events provide funds for those in need and educate community members about important health issues.
WGH nurses are committed not only to healing injuries and illness, but also to promoting health through lectures and community support groups, Rose said.