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It’s Your Week – Thank You, Nurses!
Around the country this week, hospitals will be rolling out the red carpet to celebrate their modern-day Florence Nightingales as part of National Nurses Week. This year marks the 64th year for the annual celebration, first held in 1954 on the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s famous mission to Crimea.
A lot has changed in medicine and nursing best practices since Florence Nightingale’s day. But what’s not changed are the special individuals who hear the calling to provide skilled and compassionate nursing care to others. In fact, America’s 3 million nurses comprise the largest segment of the U.S. healthcare workforce.
It takes a special person to become a nurse. More than 42,000 men and women work as emergency nurses, caring for patients facing time-sensitive emergency healthcare scenarios and Texas is lucky to have some of the best trauma, stroke and perinatal nurses in the country!
This week, we say a special thank you to all the Texas nurses who inspire, innovate and influence better health outcomes and greater patient engagement in their work every day. It is our honor to work with you to support you in your mission to provide the very best possible care to all Texans!