Niagara Health would like to recognize its nursing teams during National Nursing Week, May 10 to 16. The organization’s nurses have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 and have remained dedicated to providing patients and their loved ones with Extraordinary Caring.
“Throughout the pandemic, our nursing professionals have continued to bring courage, strength and resilience to their essential roles,” says Heather Paterson, Interim Executive Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive. “We’ve asked a lot of our nurses, and we are incredibly proud of what they have been able to accomplish.”
This year’s National Nursing Week theme is #WeAnswerTheCall, developed by the Canadian Nurses Association to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s healthcare journey.
“We are incredibly grateful to our nurses who have gone above and beyond when our community needed them the most. The impact of their contributions has been felt in every aspect of patient care across the organization,” says Lynn Guerriero, Niagara Health President and Interim CEO. “They have demonstrated the essence of what nursing at Niagara Health is all about, and have done it with grace and compassion.”
In recognition of National Nursing Week, Niagara Health will be joined by hospital sites in Brant, Burlington, Haldimand and Hamilton, lighting up their buildings in blue on Wednesday, May 12 at 5 p.m. in support of nurses and their contributions to healthcare.
In addition, Niagara Falls will be lit in blue from 10 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. to celebrate nurses across the region.
Nursing Excellence Awards
As part of National Nursing Week, Niagara Health is recognizing 22 award recipients in eight categories that exemplify Extraordinary Caring for patients and their loved ones, as well as team members and colleagues across their sites. The award recipients were chosen from a remarkable 92 nominees who epitomize inspirational leadership, CORE values and dedication in the nursing profession.
See the full list of 2021 Nursing Excellence Award recipients.