Today marks the official start of Nursing Week, an annual celebration recognizing the important contributions nurses make to our patients, community and health system. This year’s Nursing Week theme of #WeAnswerTheCall shines a spotlight on the courage, compassion and commitment that nurses demonstrate every day.
We are grateful to have an extraordinary team of nurses at Women’s who work in diverse roles across the organization as clinicians, researchers, administrators and teachers. Over the past two years, they have been critical to our response to the pandemic, quickly pivoting into new roles to support our patients and health system in the face of unprecedented pressures.
Our nurses are integral to providing the quality and compassionate care for which we are known – and it does not go unnoticed by their patients or colleagues. Every day, they uphold our hospital’s vision of healthcare revolutionized for a healthier and more equitable world. While words are never enough, we have created a message of gratitude for our nursing team and invited some of our nurses to share their perspectives.
We have many activities planned throughout the week and look forward to celebrating our nurses. On behalf of everyone here at Women’s College, our patients and our community – thank you and happy Nursing Week!