Fort HealthCare Celebrates National Nurses Week with Wellness Walk


Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, Fort HealthCare nurses will celebrate by holding a Nurses Day Wellness Walk on Wednesday, May 11 which the community is welcome to participate in.

The walk will begin on the front lawn at Fort Memorial Hospital and proceed to Ralph Park; then to Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine and Pediatric; then finish on the lawn near the Emergency Room. Light refreshments and fun activities will be provided along the way. The walk starts at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. There is no formal group start time, so walkers may walk at their leisure. The event will be held, rain or shine. This year, in case of extreme weather the festivities will be held in the hospital classroom A.

Fort HealthCare Vice President of Nursing Services & Performance Improvement, Renee Clark, states, “Our nurses are highly committed to the people of this community and they have the tenacity to navigate new challenges that they are being faced with each and every day. Today’s nurse must have the strength to help move the profession forward, be continuously engaged in professional development  and understand economic challenges health care faces all while maintaining compassionate, high quality, hands-on patient care.  I continue to admire our nursing team’s audacity and commitment to organizational advancements and excellent care practices. We are making a difference in the advancement of health services.”

The annual celebration of National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions.

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