National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. Every year, this week focuses attention on the diverse ways America's nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals.
During this weeklong celebration, the Nursing team at Brooks will be recognized for the contributions they make to our community with a series of special events at the hospital including a breakfast, chair massages, raffles and giveaways, and a sundae bar.
Our hospital emerged in 1898 through the generosity of the Brooks family based on values of compassion, service and commitment to the healthcare needs of this community. Our Nursing staff continues that tradition to this day by embracing our I-CARE values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence. Many of your own friends and neighbors can be seen providing Nursing care for you and your loved ones at Brooks.
Nursing is an honored and trusted profession steeped in rich values based on the work of Florence Nightingale, and is most often seen as a calling rather than merely an occupation. Nurses play significant roles in hospitals, clinics and private practices. They make up the largest health care occupation in the United States. Nursing job duties include communicating between patients and doctors, caring for patients, administering medicine and supervising nurses' aides.
On behalf of the staff and administration at Brooks, this week and every week, our Nurses help make this community is a better place.