Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is celebrating National Visiting Nurses Association Week and National Nurses Week, which 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. The purpose of National Nurses Week is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people. The purpose of national Visiting Nurses Association Week is recognizing the importance of visiting nurse agencies and home healthcare providers who deliver high-quality, affordable care to elderly and disabled patients in the home and community setting.
Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice visit staff make over 40,000 home visits a year to thousands of clients. In honor of their dedication, commitment, and tireless effort we are proud to recognize our visit staff for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year.
“Our visit staff is made up of more than just nurses, we employ therapists, social workers, nursing assistants and homemakers too…” states Brian Winslow, Director of Fund Development for Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, “they are a team and they all help treat patients where it matters most…in the home.”
Traditionally, National Nurses Week and National Visiting Nurses Association Week are devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which nurses, the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care. From nurses who visit you right in your own home to the ones who work in hospitals, research institutions, state legislatures, and Congress. Please join us in saying thank you for the compassionate care provided by visiting nurses and home health providers. If there is a nurse in your life, don’t forget to take the time and thank them for their work.