Today we celebrate National Nurses Day. It also marks the 200th birthday anniversary of Florence Nightingale who founded modern nursing. Thanks to her strict use of hand-washing and hygiene practices while caring for wounded soldiers in the Crimean War, Nightingale and her helpers reduced the death rate from 42% to 2% — ushering in nursing as we know it today. As we look at the current COVID-19 pandemic, we can proudly say that nurses throughout the world and even within our centers are carrying out practices to do our part to keep the pandemic at bay.
This is the “Year of the Nurse” and oh, has it been a year. For most of us, this has been one of the most challenging years of our careers. This profession is ever changing, ever challenging, and most of all ever rewarding. We are so proud to be a part of this impressive, influential, and heroic group of professionals. We are blessed we are in this with all of YOU! There isn’t any other group of individuals that we would rather be working alongside than you all.
Happy Nurses Day, give yourselves a huge pat on the back for your hard work and dedication.
Matt Munden BSN, RN, CRNI
Director of Nursing, IVX Health